This trio of tutorials will take you through all the steps needed to create three different lightweight concrete sculptures. You will be able to stop and start each section so that you can go at your own pace and accomplish the steps in each section before moving on. This process is easy to repeat and can be used to create a variety of shapes. You will learn about the proper materials and tools for the projects which can be found at your local hardware store. The various processes have been broken down into a simple, yet thorough way. By learning these steps and creating each of these projects, it will expose you to the many different possible shapes that can be created. This is just the beginning of your lightweight concrete adventures!
The first tutorial teaches you how to create a LIGHT WEIGHT CONCRETE SPHERE using polystyrene that is approximately the size of a basketball. Each section lays out the steps to take you from beginning to end, and includes an in-depth resource and materials list. This tutorial does not offer a kit, but you can purchase the alkali resistant self-adhesive fiberglass mesh tape from Mosaic Arts Online, or by emailing Tami at [email protected]
The second tutorial teaches you how to create a LIGHT WEIGHT CONCRETE CHICKEN using chicken wire and other materials. This process is fun, very gratifying, and you will be able to repeat the skills to create a variety of shapes. This tutorial does not offer a kit, but there is a very in-depth resource and materials list at the beginning of the tutorial for acquiring the needed supplies before starting.
The third tutorial teaches you how to create a LIGHT WEIGHT CONCRETE BOULDER using polystyrene and a hot wire tool. This is the most in-depth tutorial due to the need to acquire a large piece of polystyrene, and the investment in a hot wire tool. Once you have these tools and materials, you can continue to create so many more shapes. Included in this online course is a printable PDF with a full resource list of all the tools and materials necessary to complete the project. This online course also does not offer a kit, but you can purchase the alkali resistant self-adhesive fiberglass mesh tape from Mosaic Arts Online or by emailing Tami at [email protected]
Tami has been a mosaic artist for over 20 years. Tami has created high end custom large scale commissions since 2000 and has her work installed all over the world.
Tami began teaching mosaic art in 2009, when she founded Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art. Tami loves to share her years of experience and mosaic knowledge with enthusiastic and creative students.
In 2016 Tami launched Mosaic Arts Online, allowing mosaic art enthusiasts from all over the world to learn how to create mosaic art. She loves that more people now can learn from her without having to leave the comfort of their studio. In each course Tami teaches, she wants her students to feel they have more confidence when creating their own style of mosaic art.
Most importantly just have fun~