Mosaic Sphere Studio

 art by Yulia Hanansen

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.

Online Workshops

 

Location: Your studio space!

Onine: Flower Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen

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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!

 

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Online:Layered Glass Mosaics

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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!

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Studio Time with Yulia Hanansen Series, Winter/Spring 2020

 

Location: Yulia's studio in Baltimore, MD, USA.

This is a very special series of workshops designed for very small groups, only 4 students in each group. I am opening up my studio to students who want a thorough and professional instruction in Mosaic Arts. You will learn everything in great detail and will be able to make mosaics on your own. All workshops are taught at my personal studio. These are 1 or 2 day workshops. Take 2 or more workshops and get 10% off tuition. Workshops can also be Paired Up, please see below for 3 pairing samples. Payments accepted: checks, wire transfer, or PayPal. Please note: a 4% fee will be charged for payments sent via PayPal.

To sign up please e-mail yhanansen@gmail.com . Join me on Instagram #yuliahanansen

 

Beginner Course in Stained Glass Mosaics

Section 1: NA

Section 2: Thur-Fri, May 14-15, 9am-4pm both days

This informative semi-private workshop was designed for total beginners in mosaic making. Starting with picking out the design students will get a thorough lesson on what substrates and adhesives are appropriate for mosaic making, how to use an array of cutting and nipping tools, how to properly cut stained glass, how to select colors by using a color gradient and how to match those colors to each other. We will spend time on studying different types of layouts (andamento) and making several samples for you to take home. At the end of class students will learn about grouts and how to grout properly. In addition to hands-on practice studio setup and safety will be discussed with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Student limit: 4. Level: Beginner

Tuition: $435 ($385, plus $50 materials fee, includes all the supplies and use of tools at the studio). $100 deposit is required to sign up.

 

Stained Glass Mosaics Andamento (Layouts)

Sat-Sun, May 16-17, 9am-4pm both days

Did you know that you can achieve many more tile shapes using stained glass than any other mosaic-making material? Learn how to cut a variety of shapes and how to place your tiles so they create a ”flow” in your composition. What works and what doesn’t work and why? What shape of tile is the best for your image? We will talk about problem solving and how to create the effects of direction, volume, rhythm, etc. We will also discuss how the scale of tiles that you use influences the entire artwork and its visual appeal. A hands-on part of this workshop will concentrate on learning how to create drawn layout schemes first and then translate those drawings into mosaic samples. You may also work on just one piece. Student limit: 4. Level: Beginner

Note: this workshop is taught back-to-back with Section 2 of Beginner Course in Stained Glass Mosaics.

Tuition: $435 ($385, plus $50 materials fee, includes all the supplies and use of tools at the studio). $100 deposit is required to sign up.

 

Hammer and Hardie Basics, 1 Day

Section 1: Friday, Feb 21, 9am-4pm

Learn this classic technique that propelled the mosaics into an art form we know today. You will learn about tool handling, what hammer is right for you, how to adjust the hammer handle and make sure your tool is sharp, how to put the hardie into a stump, what kinds of hammers & hardies are available and where to buy them, what surface to cut on and how to position your body properly when using these tools. Studio set up and safety will be discussed in depth including ventilation system. We will be working with smalti, stone, and other materials suitable for safe cutting. Students will work with both small and large pieces learning how to reduce them  to desired size. Note: this is strictly a hammer and hardie workshop, we will not be gluing/making mosaics that day. Separate workshops will be offered to accomplish those goals. Student limit: 4. Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Note: Pair up this workshop with ”Abstract Worlds: Slow and Thoughtful” taught on March 14-15.

Tuition: $295 ($225, plus $70 materials fee, includes materials bag and use of tools at the studio. Students will get to take home cut material). $100 deposit is required to sign up.

 

Abstract Worlds: Slow and Thoughtful

Sat-Sun, Feb 22-23, 9am-4pm both days. Sold Out, wait list only

Sat-Sun, March 14-15, 9am-4pm both days. Sold Out, wait list only

Abstraction is all about reasoning and finding a purely distilled expression for a form. In this workshop we will explore the underlying foundation for abstract art. Working with the images containing concrete/representational subject matter such as portraits, landscapes, still-lives, or aerial photos, students will learn how to deconstruct the images into basic elements, analyze the details, and transform realistic composition into a well thought-out abstraction. We will learn a visual language that encompasses types of line, shape, weight and mass, texture, color, structure, movement, and compositional balance. We will not rush with the process and will thoroughly examine the starting image, the steps that derive the most essential information from that image, the creative process of assimilating the essential information into a preliminary sketch, and a process of creating a mosaic itself. Materials used: substrate, smalti, stone, glass, thin-set. Note: a working knowledge of stained glass mosaics and/or working with smalti is required for this workshop. Student limit: 4. Level: Intermediate/Advanced learner. Beginners can take this workshop if you took ”Hammer and Hardie” or ”Beginner Course in Stained Glass Mosaics”

Tuition: $455 ($385, plus $70 materials fee, includes all the supplies and use of tools at the studio). $100 deposit is required to sign up.

Studio Time with Yulia Hanansen: Bring Your Own Project

Section 1: Fri, April 17, 9am-4pm

Do you have a special project you are working on and can’t get it done because you need an advice on technical and artistic solutions? Bring it to my studio! On that day my studio will be open to you for working on challenges and solving difficulties with your project. You will also get to see and learn from other projects in the studio.  Student limit: 4. Level: all

Tuition: $225, plus materials fee TBD during the workshop, about $30-$50 or bring your own supplies. $100 deposit is required to sign up.

 

Translating Impressionist Paintings into Impressionist Mosaics

Sat-Sun, April 18-19,  9am-4pm both days (pair up with 4/17 Studio time with YH: Bring Your Own Project)

Learn how to translate impressionist works by Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, and others into beautiful mosaics. In this class you will learn and practice the following: how to work in a double reverse or direct method, how to cut tesserae to match the brush-strokes on the paintings, tesserae direction and flow of the mosaic, color selection and matching, to grout or not to grout, and much more. Landscapes, still-lives, or even portraits can be used. We will talk about the paintings as well and discuss the sequence in which the impressionist painting is created. Because most of the impressionist artworks are rather large you will work on a section of a painting which we will enlarge to fit the substrate. Stained glass will be used for this project. Student limit:4. Level: beginner/intermediate.

Tuition: $435 ($385, plus $50 materials fee, includes all the supplies and use of tools at the studio). $100 deposit is required to sign up.

 

 

Take 2 or more workshops and get 10% off the tuition. This includes Workshop Pairings (see below).

 

 

Workshop Pairings

Pairing 1:

Beginner Course in Stained Glass Mosaics

Section 2: Thurs-Fri, May 14-15, 9am-4pm both days

&

Stained Glass Mosaics Andamento (Layouts)

Sat-Sun, May 16-17, 9am-4pm both days

 

Pairing 2:

Hammer and Hardie Basics, 1 Day

Section 1: Friday, Feb 21, 9am-4pm

&

Abstract Worlds: Slow and Thoughtful

Sat-Sun, February 22-23, 9am-4pm, both days

 

Pairing 3:

Studio Time with Yulia Hanansen: Bring Your Own Project

Section 1: Fri, April 17, 9am-4pm

&

Translating Impressionist Paintings into Impressionist Mosaics

Sat-Sun, April 18-19,  9am-4pm both days

 

Click here for a Deposit, Refund, and Credit Policy (applies to Studio Time with Yulia Hanansen series only)

 

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More 2020 Workshops near you:

 

Location: New York City

Flower Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen

Dates: Sat-Sun, March 7-8,  9am-4pm both days
Where: Unicorn Art Studio, Inc. 150 West 28th St, Suite 1402, New York, NY, 10001

 

Description: Each flower is like a person, an individual with it’s own character, beauty and secrets. In this workshop you will learn how to portray flowers as individuals, you will be making a portrait of a flower. The images will be based on the photos or realistic drawings and will be translated into a language of mosaics. We will explore the following: flower structure, closeups, depth of field, choosing a color palette, effectively portraying flower details, composition, layout, and technical aspects of working with the stained glass tiles. Boat-shaped “brush-stroke” tesserae will be used for this project. Images will be provided or bring your own upon approval of the instructor. All skill levels are welcome.
Tuition: $490 (includes the supplies: glass, substrate, adhesives, comprehensive handouts, images, and more)

To Register: $100 deposit is required to hold your spot.  Send a check made payable to Yulia Hanansen (please e-mail me and I will send you an address). You can also pay by  PayPal to  yhanansen@gmail.com  Please note: a 4% fee will be charged for payments via PayPal. The rest of payment is due on the first day of workshop, cash or checks.

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Location: Denver, CO

Flower Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen

Dates: Sat-Sun, May 30-31, 9-4 both days
Where: CITC, 646 Mariposa St., Denver, CO 80202

Description: At the beginning of class, Yulia will give a presentation on flower mosaics. She will also do a thorough demo on how to set up a double-reverse project, select a color palette, and draw out andamento. Students will learn how to cut glass into ”brush-stroke” modules that Yulia uses to create her own flower portraits. Yulia will discuss proper use of tools, glass cutting techniques, and how to solve problems. Grouting will not be done during this workshop, however a grouting demo on how to grout and blend multiple colors will be given at the end. Images will be provided by the instructor or students can choose their own upon the instructor's approval. Most of the supplies will be provided, all students must bring their own glass nipping and cutting tools.

 

Students will learn how to translate images of flowers into realistic and powerful mosaic statements. In our image choices we will consider composition, gesture, colors, and other aspects of effective portrayal of a flower.  We will concentrate on creating a close-up of a flower, a version of a "portrait" using a double reverse mosaic method. The double reverse technique allows for a photo-realistic depiction of an object, precise color matching and exact shape fitting because the entire layout happens right over an actual image photo. After the layout is finished the work will be safely transferred to a 10" x 12" permanent substrate.

Tuition: $425, plus $55 materials fee.
To register and more info contact Peggy Rowlett prowlett@gmail.com Please, do not send me money directly because Colorado Mosaic Association is handling all the transactions regarding this workshop.

 

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Mosaic Sphere Studio

 art by Yulia Hanansen

Mosaic Sphere Studio

 art by Yulia Hanansen