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—————————————————————–Fall 2017 Workshops
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 send me an email to specify which date you want, once you have registered)
October 23 (Monday) This class is now full. Please contact me to be added to the wait list.
November 15 (Wednesday) This date was just added, by popular demand! Space is available.
December 5 (Tuesday) Space is available, sign up using the button below!
Visiting Artist Martin Cheek:
2 Day Portraiture Workshop: Plants, Animals and More
April 7-8, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Martin Cheek, a British mosaic artist who has been making mosaics for 30 years, and has written 7 best selling books about mosaics (which you’ve seen in my studio!) will be on a 3 month teaching tour in the US and I’m thrilled to be hosting him to teach in my studio on April 7-8, 2018.
For the past twenty seven years, Martin has run mosaic courses all over the world with the intention, as he says, “to enable others to share in this wonderful medium”. Over two thousand students have participated, many of whom have continued to make mosaics either as a hobby or as a profession.
Martin is known for his sense of humor and his “cheeky birds” that are so well-loved. He is also known for pioneering the use of handmade glass fusions in his work. He will be providing custom made glass fusions for all students, and is ready to start working with you now via email, to create the fusions you need for your mosaic idea. This is a unique and rare opportunity! To read more about Martin and view his amazing mosaic work, visit his website.
For this class, participants will think about what it is they would like to make a mosaic of, and bring with them to the workshop this inspirational reference image. During the workshop we will be working with various materials including stained glass, vitreous glass, ceramic tile and pottery shards, along with Martin’s own hand made fusions to create pieces full of texture, dimension, originality and color. Using examples of Martin’s own work, he will show you how the various materials affect your finished piece. Martin will have on hand, many fused glass pieces to choose from that you can experiment with in your own creations during this workshop, and he can custom make fusions for you ahead of time, based on your specific subject idea for your mosaic. (orders for custom fusions must be placed by January 20, 2018)
No matter what your experience is with mosaic art, Martin addresses each student at his or her level of experience from beginner to beyond.
The course will be lots of hands on work creating mosaic pieces, practical demonstrations, slide-show presentations, and individual instruction, all of which are aimed to ensure that each student learns the art of creating mosaics and learns more about their own creative, personal style.
Glass cutting, shaping techniques and design elements and techniques will be covered. Choose between 2 size substrates: 12 x 12 inches or 16 x 12 inches to work on over the course of the workshop.
Course Fee: $350
Materials Fee: $60
Register now, space is limited!
A deposit of $100 will hold your spot, with the balance due by March 1, 2018.
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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