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Beginner Mosaics with Tami Macala

Everything you ever wanted to know about Mosaics (but were afraid to ask?)

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Mosaic Arts Online is thrilled to launch the first Beginner Mosaics course. Tami gives instruction on every tip, trick, and technique that students need to know to create mosaic art and repeat the skills. This course contains so much more than quick techniques, it is a full comprehensive introduction to the many elements of mosaic art creation. This course also includes a demonstration of a project specifically created for students to watch and learn.

Tami starts with introducing many of the elements necessary to create a mosaic art project. Many of these elements can be used for the project in this course, and some introductory information will help students in their future projects.

Once students have been introduced to the fundamental elements, Tami then demonstrates cutting of the various materials such as specific substrates, mixing thinset and grout, wrapping of the Wedi board edges, and finally, installing hanging hardware.

After all of the demonstrations are complete, Tami dives in and creates a mosaic art project from beginning to end. There three hours of footage, as well as dedicated time to simply watch Tami work to music as she makes specific choices during the mosaic process. Tami also uses three different types of materials (tesserae) to complete this mosaic project which give it more dimension and depth. At the conclusion, Tami demonstrates the best way to grout a textured piece.

Throughout the course, students will watch from an “over-hands” perspective. This course gives students a great deal of information that can be used for future projects, and the information can be tailored to the materials, adhesive, and substrate the student chooses.

Also included in this course is a full downloadable PDF with all the tools, materials, and resources for this project and many other future mosaic designs.



Your Instructor


Tami Macala
Tami Macala

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~


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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