Instructor: Laurel True

Beginning class

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Intermediate level class

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

July 13 - 14, 2013 (2-DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)   


In this mixed-level class beginning and continuing students will experience the magic and nuance of working with glass mosaic, with specific instruction appropriate to their level.  


Beginning level students will be introduced to the beautiful medium of glass while they design and create their own glass mosaic piece. 


Beginning students: Class will focus on presentation of the qualities and types of glass tesserae used by contemporary mosaic artists today rom low end recycled materials to high end specialty materials. Lecture will cover surfaces suitable for glass mosaic projects, the correct adhesives to use for different projects and how to grout and finish a glass mosaic piece. Instructor will demonstrate the proper use of glass cutting tools for mosaic, cutting and shaping techniques, different types of lay patterns and adhesives for glass and their appropriate applications. Students will have plenty of colorful glass to work with for their projects.  Students will create a 12" x 12" glass mosaic to take home for interior display. No experience necessary. Come and have fun learning and creating!  


Returning / Intermediate students: A wonderful opportunity for continuing students to expand their knowledge and deepen their mosaic skills!  


In this weekend-intensive course instructor Laurel True will delve into intermediate-level glass cutting and setting techniques. Use of cutting and shaping tools for glass mosaics will be reviewed with a focus on precision cutting and new tools will be introduced.    


Class will include demonstration that goes beyond the fundamental setting techniques and styles presented in beginning level classes, including more sophisticated lay patterning such as Italian setting styles, the use of andamento, shading and color combining. These lessons will allow students to add more dimension and sophistication to their work. A wide range of glass materials will be presented to introduce students to the varied ways in which materials can be combined into one piece, and how to best deal with different size and thickness of tesserae.    


Students will be guided through a series of short exercises that will highlight specific cutting and setting techniques. Students will then design and create a medium- sized project to take home under guidance of instructor. Substrates will be provided or students may bring their own flat surface to work on (upon approval by instructor).  


This class will not include a grouting session, as students will have two class sessions to focus on skill building in cutting, setting and spacing. Some homework may be required depending on complexity of student's chosen project. Students are encouraged to bring their own glass mosaic tools if they have them. This is not required, as tools will be provided in class.


Level: Beginning or Intermediate

Class Price:

Beginning: Register before June 29:$195, register June 29 – July 12: $225

Intermediate: Register before June 29:$215, register June 29 – July 12: $245

Materials: Included  

Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 10