Mixed Media Mosaic Shrines

NOW FULL – Mixed Media Mosaic Shrines
with Laurie Mika, Instructor
February 6-7, 2016

mixed media mosaic shrinesThis unique handmade house-shaped wood substrate is the perfect base for creating your very own Mixed Media Mosaic Shrine.  We will cover a variety of tile-making techniques that have a cross-over application intended for mosaic artists. Using polymer clay to create “tesserae” is a wonderful addition to your “box of tricks”! Some of the techniques include stamping into clay, using stencils in clay, painting on the raw clay surface, using molds, embedding a variety of objects into clay, gold leaf and collage on clay. In addition to learning how to make polymer clay tiles, you will also learn a variety of mixed media techniques for using stencils and rubber stamps.

Weekend Workshop fee is $225.00 for this wonderful opportunity to learn from Laurie Mika, author of “Mixed Media Mosaics.”

There is an additional kit fee of $20.00 per student, payable to Laurie at the workshop.

Classes run from 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  Bring a sack lunch.  Register below!

Kit Fee – $20.00 includes wood house substrate, paint and related supplies, gold leaf, collage images, Mica powders, Ink pads, sponges, dot paint markers, Rub n Buff, gel medium, seed beads, Apoxie Sculpt

Student Supply List:
-7 small (2 oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay, three of the same color and the other of your choosing. (the color doesn’t really end up showing all that much!!) Please make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying (see if you can dent it)  and condition it prior to class by kneading it until softened, rolling it into balls and placing in a baggie to store it AND bring 1 small (2 oz) package of white or light colored Premo or SculpeyIII for transfers and stamping with ink.
-Rolling pin or large diameter, 1.5 inch PVC pipe works too about 10-12 inches long
-A pencil with an eraser
-Paintbrushes to include a one-inch flat paintbrush and a 1/4 inch flat brush
-Small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)
-Doo-Dads- jewelry parts, millifiori, tiny glass tesserae, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, bead caps, wings, crowns, buttons, small frames, beads, charms, pearls, tiny mirrors and halos, tiny bits to be embedded in the hamsa, etc. (see pics for ideas). Stay away from plastic/ adhesive rhinestones.




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