Mosaic Arts Online is offering both of David Jarvinen's online courses together in a bundle option! With this bundle option, you will get both courses at a lower price then purchasing them separately. Below is the description of each of these courses. Click the titles below to watch the FREE promos and personal interviews to learn about these courses and see if these techniques are for you!
.Dive in and let your senses take over in this Mosaic Arts Online course as David Jarvinen shares his techniques and experience for creating organic abstract mosaics. Using this technique, he teaches how to create a mosaic that looks like a cropped section of a larger mosaic piece. This online course is designed to use the senses to create and understand the relationships between the materials. Working on an 8"x8" (20.32cm x 20.32cm) framed substrate, David teaches how to focus on movement, color, and texture in creating the flow of your mosaic.
David provides a wealth of information in this course. By providing an “over the hands”view, the student will be able to see close up as David shares tips, techniques, and trade secrets in each section. Students will learn about composition, balance, and other important art elements through David's placement and use of the tesserae. David begins by describing his choice of adhesive and how he applies it to the project. Later, he explains his technique for tinting the adhesive. This online course is designed to teach on the 8"x8" (20.32cm x 20.32cm) framed substrate but once this technique is mastered you can create your art on many other substrates. These include Wedi board, tile backer board, or wood (if it is for interior use). David uses a wide variety of materials from all types of resources. He shares many of these resources in order to make it easy to shop for them to begin your project. He also explains that you can use just about any material, and many may be right in your home or studio. This technique is very achievable for the beginner or the more experienced mosaic artist. In addition, there are many close-up views of David teaching how he cuts different tesserae using wheeled nippers and other tools.
This online course is broken up into sections. David suggests watching the course all the way through to understand the process. This way, students will have a better understanding of the project from beginning to end.
There is a downloadable PDF with a full list of all the tools, materials, and resources to get started on this inspiring and creative online course! Check out the FREE promo video and interview with David above this text.
In this online course, David Jarvinen is back to take your skills to a new level. Now that you know how to use the materials and create flow, from David's original course Organic Abstract, he will now demonstrates step by step how to create on a subject. You will start by choosing your image or subject. David will be demonstrating for this course on a hummingbird. Next you will learn how to manually cut out Wedi board using a simple blade. You will then learn how to add your pattern or design. Once that is completed it is time to have fun. Just like in David's original online course Organic Abstract, this course will teach you more extensively how to use the materials and create the flow but with intention on the image you are creating.
This course is designed to be a follow up from "Organic Abstract Mosaic with David Jarvinen". There are some key elements to learn before moving to this course. It is not mandatory and if you feel confident then we say jump in. As a bundle package you can get both of these courses for a better price as well.
If you are looking to up your Organic Abstract skills and would love to create on a image such as a hummingbird or a cowboy boot, then this course is for you. David will share all his tips and tricks of how the same materials and movement can be achieved with these new techniques.
I came to the mosaic industry through ceramic tile contracting and a couple of clay artists. Our business was remodeling kitchens and baths with ceramic and glass tile, and doing tile jobs most other contractors wouldn’t. This led to a reputation for being creative.
During this time, I met those couple of clay artists that asked me to assist with their school and public mural installations they had created. It was great fun and I volunteered to help. Then, after a year or two of volunteering, I landed a paying gig to cover for one of the artist installers, as they needed to go out of town. That was the beginning. Circa 1998.
From this beginning, I worked to incorporate mosaics into my contracting business and there was a market! It wasn’t huge, but it was there—I worked to make mosaics mainstream through our business and have had some happy customers as a result.
Most of my work was architectural in nature. Then the clay artist who had instructed classes, for which I assisted—was moving out of state, so I approached the host venues and inquired to see if I could take over for her. They were happy to give me a try. That was the beginning of my instruction career. Circa 2004.
I continued to expand my collaborations and as of 2017 I am continuing to instruct, learn and create mosaics!