About the Master Instructor:
Yulia Hanansen, an award-winning artist and educator, has taught hundreds of people how to make and appreciate mosaics. Her workshops are geared towards the individual approach to each student. She takes care in understanding student needs and expectations. She is an honest critic and a strong instructor with the lifetime of training in fine arts. Yulia's classes have inspired many people to continue making mosaics beyond the classroom and into a professional world.
Yulia has been a guest artist at multiple workshops and studios around the country including: SAMA conferences, CMA conference, Unicorn Art Studio in New York City; Maryland Mosaics; Renaissance Studio, Asheville, NC; Cape Cod Mosaics, Falmouth, MA; Touchstone Center for Crafts, PA; Maverick Mosaics, Vienna, VA; Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown NY, Santa Barbara School of Mosaics, and many others.
Workshops with Yulia Hanansen:
Listed in chronological order by Month.
New: Online Workshops!
Location: Your studio space!
Onine: Flower Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen
Description: In this workshop you will learn how to make a portrait of a flower using a closeup view of a poppy. I will walk you through an image selection, talk about color selection and how to build a color gradient that represents a variety of tones. We will discuss substrates and design transfer. I will talk in detail about the use of tools and how to troubleshoot if something is wrong with the cuts. You will learn how to cut my signature brush-stoke tesserae, practice a variety of different shapes possible with this cut, and how to weave the tesserae together to produce an image. We will talk about shading and tone and how to finish your mosaic by choosing an effective background. I will even grout this piece for you in front of the camera! Enjoy this workshop and may the flower mosaics bloom at your studio!
Online:Layered Glass Mosaics
Description: In this course you will learn how to choose an appropriate image for your layered mosaic, how to prepare a substrate, choose a color palette, work on a base layer, cut glass into brush-stroke shapes and how to control your cuts. I will show different types of layouts you can do with this technique and teach you structural aspects of layered glass mosaics. You will learn how to control the flow of tesserae stacking them up to form relief form. We will talk about tools, how to use them correctly, and how to trouble shoot. You will mosaic to infinity with this innovative and liberating technique!
2019 Workshops and Dates
Location: SAMA conference 2019, Nasheville, TN
Layered Glass Mosaics: Structure and Form
When: Thursday, April 25, 8am-5pm
Description: Layered Glass technique is about a free flow of tesserae used in layers creating effects of overlap, transparency, and volume. Whether it’s a mosaic depicting vast space, a detail of an animal, or a close-up of a flower, your artwork will surely have an extra dimension added to it. You will create a visual feast for the viewer! Step into infinity - even after the last tessera fills the base layer there are many more to be placed on top in intricate structures and overlaps. This workshop starts with a slide presentation on layered mosaics and a demo. Hands-on part concentrates on technical and optical effects produced with this technique. Individual instruction is supplemented with demos on selecting a color palette, cutting Yulia’s signature brush-stroke (boat) tesserae, and structural variations in layering. All the participants must bring: wheeled cutter, tweezers, eye protection (eye glasses work well), pencil, pen, one flat plastic lid. Glass, adhesives, substrates, handouts, and other supplies will be provided. Images will be provided by the instructor.
Note: this workshop is only available for registered SAMA members.
Location: Asheville, NC
Interpreting Paintings Into Mosaics
When: April 6-7
Description: Fascinated by an impressionist art? Admire Jon Sargent's watercolors or a portrait by Rembrandt? All these artworks can be translated into a mosaic medium using stained glass as paint and cutting and nipping tools as brushes. Students will learn how to decipher the sequence in which the artwork was created, how to start, follow through and add finishing touches to the mosaic, and how to pick out proper colors and assign effective andamento (the flow). To ease the process of translation the students have a choice to use a double reverse method for glass working directly over the image. Because the layout takes place right on top of the image and the pieces are adhered to a sticky film first, the method makes the color and shape matching less complicated and the whole layout process faster. After the layout is complete, the mosaic is securely adhered to a permanent substrate.
More workshops coming up in 2019-2020! Stay tuned!