Fall 2017 Workshop Offerings
Refer a Friend and Save 10% on Your Tuition!
Mosaics classes are a fun thing to do with friends. Once you and your friend both register, you’ll receive a 10% refund. Click here for details.
Wednesday Evenings, from 6-9 pm
September 13-October 18
$300, including materials
Open to all levels.
The possibilities are endless in this 6-week class! Bring your ideas and get the instruction and materials you’ll need to turn them into reality. Or come with an open mind and be prepared to be inspired! Choose from projects such as: a mosaic to hang in your living room, a mirror frame, a sign for your office or child’s room, a house number for your porch, or another project of your choice. This class will celebrate the diversity of styles and applications that mosaics offer. You’ll work with a variety of materials, including stained glass, broken pottery, tiles, stones and found objects, and you’ll learn the use of hand tools to cut them into pieces. You’ll learn how to create patterns, designs and pictures from these pieces, or take your skills to the next level.
Have an idea for a project but want to talk to me about it first? Contact me.
Space is very limited, sign up today!
This class is full. Please contact me to be added to the wait list.
Garden Stepping Stones
Create a functional mosaic in just one evening in this popular class!
Learn how to use stained glass and concrete to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway. We’ll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden or patio! Snacks and hot tea provided.
Students will finish a stepping stone during the class, which will need to cure in the mold. Pick-up will be scheduled a few days later or the following week, I’ll accommodate your schedule for pick up times.
Cost: $75 per class, all materials provided
Class time is from 5 pm-9pm
Class Dates (please specify which date you’re signing up for with your registration)
August 30 (Wednesday)
September 12 (Tuesday)
October 23 (Monday)
November 16 (Thursday)
December 5 (Tuesday)
Remember: Refer a Friend and Save 10% on Your Tuition!
Private Group Workshops
I also arrange custom classes for private groups of 6-10 people. So if you’d like to gather a group of friends, colleagues or family members, we can plan a project that works for your schedule. Minimum 4 hours. Full weekend workshops possible. Please contact me to arrange this.
Testimonials from Students
“Christine is not just an incredibly talented artist, she’s an incredible teacher. I’ve never thought of myself as artistic, but Christine creates a supportive, encouraging environment for all of her students and she helped me tap my creativity in new ways. When the course started, I was hesitant about design, nervous about choosing the colors. By the end, I came away with a beautiful table top mosaic and a lot more artistic confidence. In fact, I’m about to start making mosaics in my own workshop at home. So if you’re thinking about taking a mosaic course with Christine, here’s my advice: just stop thinking and sign up…now. It’s so much fun.” -L.S. Easthampton, MA
“I learned much more than I ever expected. Not only about mosaics, but about my creative abilities. I went into the class thinking I had none, but you pushed me to think outside the box and develop some creativity.” -K.G. Florence, MA
“I wanted to try mosaics for some time but that judging voice about not being an “artist” held me back. I finally decided to take the leap and try a class with Christine. The way she guides her classes with the perfect balance of instruction, guidance and positive feedback all while providing space for your own process allowed me to let go into the pleasure of creating without a peep from that judging voice. I just completed my third class with her and not only do I like my pieces, but I plan on going back for more!”
-V.B. Florence, MA
Christine creates a wonderful atmosphere for learning the art and craft of mosaics. Her passion for the process is contagious!
-L.E. Montague, MA
“This class was the most therapeutic thing I have ever done!”
-E.C. Amherst, MA
“Christine is a terrific teacher! She’s the best art teacher I’ve ever had. Her method of presenting techniques and information is so clear, and she has a terrific studio. I loved this class, it combines color , shape, texture and composition and wasn’t intimidating to learn. It was so much fun!
J.F. Amherst, MA
“Christine is a great teacher- very organized, prepared, caring, talented, patient, instructive and inspiring. The class was perfect. She addressed everyone’s needs in a very individual way. I learned a tremendous amount.”
-E.J. Easthampton, MA
“I have taken several classes with Christine. I always learn new things and reinforce what I already knew. She is always well prepared, knowledgeable and supportive”
-K.M. Holyoke, MA
“Christine is a wonderful instructor and person. She provides you with a relaxing environment so you can find yourself and your style but is ready to step in when you need help or guidance.”
-K.D. Southampton, MA
“Christine is knowledgeable and extremely accessible to all of us. She created a safe environment to experiment and learn”
-D.H. Williamsburg, MA
“Christine is fun to learn from. Her passion for art shows through”
-K.W. Northampton, MA
“Christine is an excellent teacher. I used to teach art, and I found her approach to be supportive, understanding, helpful, and fun. This class was much better than I had hoped.
-L.L. Hadley, MA
“Christine is a fabulous instructor! You couldn’t ask for a more positive creative and supportive teacher. As a “non-artist”, I was able to create a beautiful piece under her thoughtful guidance.”
-T.A. Belchertown, MA
“The experience of being in the class is relaxing, meditative, creative and social, all at once. It’s a great way to take a break from the day to day.”
-S.S. Northampton, MA