Mosaic Classes at Architectural Glassarts
We have several different mosaic classes available at the studio that are a great option for make and take projects! If you want to learn more advanced techniques, we've got those classes, too!
Learn the basics of mosaic making. We'll cut stained glass tiles, glue them to a base and finish by grouting. You'll leave with a finished 8" mirror ready to hang in your home!
Cost $65 - 3 sessions - Thursdays 6-8pm; Fridays 10am-noon; or Saturdays 10am-noon
Learn to create mosaics using scraps from your stained glass collection while making a gorgeous functional mosaic tray that can double as a table top. We'll start by picking or creating patterns (bring inspirational images or designs to class for drafting your own design). Then you'll learn tips for cutting glass to create tiles, how to lay your tiles to accentuate your design, gluing, grouting and finishing your tray!
Cost $90 plus $30 materials fee for tray and substrate. Use of tools and scrap glass is included. If you want, you may purchase sheet glass. - 6 sessions
Mosaic Serving Tray
Make a colorful addition to your garden or yard in hours! In this class, learn how to quickly cut geometric pieces of glass with the Morton System, or create your own freestyle design. Learn the technique for making instant stepping stones that you can make on your own without investing in special materials or molds. A great way to utilize stained glass scraps without the mess of pouring cement! We'll explore using different adhesives so you'll have the knowledge to create more on your own.
Cost $65 - 3 sessions:
Learn how to make a quick mosaic night light to keep or give as a gift! You’ll learn how to use mosaic nippers to cut glass into pieces and fit them together on a glass surface that will be finished by grouting. Make 2 nightlights in 2 sessions.
Cost: $40 (2 sessions) - Thursdays 6-8pm; Fridays 10am-noon; or Saturdays 10am-noon
Glass on Glass Mosaic Mandalas
Sharpen your glass cutting skills while building a gorgeous mosaic window. You will learn tricks for cutting circles, how to frame your mosaics with zinc edge came, basic soldering skills needed to make your own metal frames, tips and tricks for working with various adhesives, and how to choose the best adhesive for your project (several different examples made with different adhesives and the pros and cons of each will be on display for discussion).
We will discuss basic color theory to help you choose your glass, talk about pattern variations and the best way to approach cutting a pattern out of a sheet of glass and finish with grouting pointers.
If you've ever wanted to explore mosaics or enhance your repertoire, Carrie will show you how easy it is to start combining your skills to create unique pieces with mosaic, stained glass and fused glass.
This is also the perfect class to brush up on your cutting skills! Learn tips for glass cutting from the 2014 Super Pro Glass Cutting Champion!
Cost $175 - 5 sessions:
Photo Mosaic Keepsake Coasters
Learn to make a set of personalized photo mosaic coasters that make perfect gifts! Learn how to cut stained glass to make custom sized tiles, embed a photo under glass, and grout. Bring two 2" x 2" photo or piece or artwork to encase in your mosaic. Cost includes all materials, a wooden coaster holder and use of studio tools.
Cost $45 - 2 sessions: