Fall Mosaic Workshops: Register Now!

Happy Summer Everyone!

These long slow days have finally given me time to plan out my schedule of classes for the fall. I’m taking the summer to work on my own projects, but I’m looking forward to having the studio full of awesome people making a spectacular variety of beautiful work in the not so distant future.

Click here to read full class descriptions and to register.

I’m offering a 6 week series, called the Mosaic Free for All. It will be on Wednesday evenings (6-9 pm) from September 13- October 18.

Also, back by popular demand are Mosaic Stepping Stones workshops. I’m offering this one-night course on 5 different dates. August 30, September 12, October 23, November 16 and December 5.

Please visit my workshops page for full class descriptions and to register, or contact me with any questions. And remember, if you refer a friend who ends up signing up, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your own tuition!

Public Art in Holyoke, Made by Teens


This spring, I had the pleasure of working to create public art with some amazing students at Lighthouse Holyoke.

This program was supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


For the past year, students at Lighthouse have been working with the Holyoke Parks Department to secure state funding to renovate a run-down city park around the corner from their school. The school occupies a suite in one of the renovated mill buildings on Race Street by the canals. Soucey Park is just around the corner on Main Street and is in need of some TLC. The students took this on and secured $60,000 to make improvements to the park. They did community surveys to determine what the neighbors want out of their park. Many of the improvements are still in the planning stages, but one thing they agreed upon was public art.

This is where I came into the picture.

The Holyoke Local Cultural Council awarded me a grant to work with the students to create mosaic stepping stones for the park. The students, for whom it was their first mosaic experience, jumped right in and began creating. We discussed public art and the positive impact it can have on a neglected area, making people care more and take pride in their surroundings. The students’ work depicts imagery ranging from a Puerto Rican flag, to the elements of earth, air, fire, water, to landscapes with trees, to hands reaching out, to rainbows, and a yin/yang symbol of balance. They took to heart the impact that their work can have on this public space. I’ll wait to share pictures of these wonderful pieces, until the unveiling in the park later this summer.

In addition, the students each got to make their own small mosaic. The imagery ranged dramatically, including an impressive self portrait, a chili pepper, and more abstract designs.

I loved the opportunity to get to know these students and to experience the culture of their school, which is vastly different from a traditional school setting. Lighthouse Holyoke is about “self-directed learning” where teens choose their own path and are in the company of others doing the same. The school just finished it’s 2nd academic year and held it’s first graduation ceremony last Friday. I feel honored and thrilled to be a part of such an innovative and diverse community, and I salute all of the graduates, especially Alexis Dias, who was one of my students.

Stay tuned for photos of the stepping stones, once they’re installed in Soucey Park later this summer!






Spring Workshops! Refer a Friend, Save 10%

With spring VERY MUCH in sight, it’s time to register for mosaic workshops!

Click here to read the full descriptions and to register

I’m also offering an incentive for you to spread the word. If you refer a friend who signs up for a workshop, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your own tuition.
(discounts are given as partial refunds after you sign up)

Here is a summary of what’s being offered this spring:

Mosaic Stepping Stones (several dates to choose from)

This is a popular class because you can finish a project in just one evening. Learn about shape and pattern by creating a unique design to enhance your garden. You can leave them outside year round.

Mosaic Tables (Tuesday evenings, beginning April 18)

In this 8 week series, you’ll create a personalized piece of furniture for your home. Everything is provided, including the handmade wooden table frame. Make something you’ll treasure forever.

New Class: Mosaic Free-For-All (Wednesday evenings, beginning May 17)

This is your chance to make the project of your choice- a mosaic wall panel, house number, flower pot, mirror frame, etc. The possibilities are endless!

New Class:  Mosaic Trivets & Coasters- Earth Day Up-cycling Special! (April 22-23)

Spend Earth Day weekend up-cycling beautiful glass and other materials to make functional mosaics for your kitchen table and coffee table. Great for beginners, but open to all levels.


Visit my website to read the full descriptions and to register.

Remember to tell your friends! Mosaics classes are a really fun thing to do with friends, and you’ll get 10% off your own tuition when your friend signs up for their first class with me. Or, get a group of 6-8 friends or coworkers together and I’ll schedule a class for you at your convenience.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you this spring.

Enjoy the sunshine!