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.



"I've learned so much from this! You've answered all the questions I had running around in my head ! Thank-you! I can't wait to start!" Lenore H.

Your Instructor


Tami Macala
Tami Macala

Tami Macala, founder and owner of Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online, has always had her hand in art. She started out at eleven years old as an oil painter, winning awards throughout Southern California. With a fashion and textile design degree, Tami began a twenty-year career in the movie and television industry as a costumer, dressing leading actors and actresses. Not feeling completely fulfilled as a costumer and the long hours, Tami found a new passion in mosaic art and in true fashion became a self-taught mosaic artist while continuing her successful career in the entertainment world.

In 2000, Tami started her first company, All Cracked Up Mosaics, creating personal and custom-designed mosaic art commissions for clients all over the US.

In 2009, Tami began teaching mosaic art. She founded her second business, The Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art, teaching her favorite art medium where she brought world-renowned mosaic artists to teach her students, creating a hub of learning and inspiration.

In 2015, Tami retired from the entertainment industry and founded her latest companies, Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online. Tami and her husband, Jerry, now produce online courses with some of the most sought-after artists in mosaic, mixed media, and fine art.


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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