In these two online courses you will have the opportunity to virtually work side by side with Debra Mager as she teaches how to create a "Mixed Media Mosaic Flora"l and "A Lady in a Hat"®
The bundle option is automatically 15% off the cost of the two courses separately. Once purchased you will have access to both courses.
Description of "Mixed Media Mosaic Floral"
Have you been saving your favorite aunt’s or grandma’s broach for a special project? Have you always collected odd pieces that you know one day will make a great focal point or addition to a mosaic art project? If you answered yes to these questions we have just the artist and course to teach and guide you in creating a beautiful one of a kind mixed media floral arrangement with these special found objects.
Debra Mager has brought her Mixed Media Mosaic Florals exclusively to Mosaic Arts Online. Debra loves to hunt for those unique and special pieces at thrift shops, flea markets, yard sales, and even online. Debra has been collecting for some time but you do not need the collection Debra has to create your own mixed media floral mosaics. With just a few items and some easy to find bits you can be creating your own projects in no time for yourself or as gifts.
Debra has been teaching this style of creating mixed media florals for years and now you can learn her tried and true methods for creating these one of a kind pieces.
In this course you will learn:
- What makes a good frame for this project
- Debra’s favorite adhesives and tools
- How to choose a color palette
- How to use a template for your vase
- How to create a background and foundation with mosaic materials
- How to grout with two colors before beginning the floral arrangement
- How to edit and decide on the best pieces for your floral arrangement
- How to layout your arrangement before gluing
- How to create a balanced composition using simple art elements
This course is for any level and is designed to give you the confidence and skills to create successful floral arrangements time and time again. You can create any size arrangement on a variety of frames. You will never look at old jewelry, vintage pieces, and found objects the same. Now is the time to pull out those odd and sentimental pieces you have been saving and let's start creating!
Included in this course is a suggested list of tools, materials, and resources for download.
Description of "A Lady in a Hat" ®
Mosaic Arts Online is thrilled to bring you this one-of-a-kind project and course “Lady in A Hat® with Debra Mager.” This course is for you if you love fashion, or have been saving odd pieces and found objects hoping that one day they would be perfect for a certain project. This course is also made for you if you have a love for the whimsical, and enjoy shopping for vintage or special pieces.
Debra has a knack for taking the unique and unexpected and turning it into something creative, colorful, and special. She will take you step-by-step from a blank substrate (designed by Debra) to a completed “Lady in A Hat®.” You can work virtually “side-by-side” with Debra as you create your very own “Lady in A Hat®.” This course will give you the skills and confidence to create as many of these ladies that you can dream up.
In this course you will learn:
- Prepping the substrate
- Debra’s favorite tools, materials, and adhesives
- How to trace or draw the facial features
- Choosing a color palette
- How to cut glass tiles for the facial features and neck
- How to easily edge the substrate with glass tiles
- How to create an attractive neckline
- How to grout with two colors
- How to choose and edit your jewels, baubles, and beads
- How to create a layered composition that has balance, depth, and dimension
- How to adhere pieces to the hat with specific adhesives adding strength and durability
- How to add the “sweetener”
This is a great course for anyone who loves using colorful and unique pieces in their art. Creating a mixed media project like this is so achievable and gratifying. As Debra guides you in making your own “Lady in A Hat®,” you will see her come to life right on your studio table. You will start to see vintage pieces, found objects, and other beads and baubles in new ways for adding to your “Lady in A Hat®'' projects!
Included in this course is a suggested list of the tools, materials, and resources. There is also a link to purchase the “Lady in A Hat®” substrate from Debra at a special price for students of this course.
After a successful career as a corporate marketing executive, and a lifetime of collecting art, Debra tried her hand at mosaic art. As the demand for her work started to grow from just family friends to commissions from fans across the country, Debra soon realized she had found her second calling.
Debra Mager is now an established and highly regarded self-taught mosaic artist traveling around the country to teach mosaic workshops and to participate in art festivals. She has a penchant for creating dimensional, whimsical and rather unconventional mosaic works, which include her unique mosaic floral arrangements, birds and other creatures, as well her jeweled mirrors and mosaic shoes.
Making mosaic art affords us the chance to reassemble broken parts and pieces into works of beauty. What could be more healing and rewarding than that?
–Debra Mager, Asheville, NC
To learn more about Debra’s work and upcoming workshops,
follow her on Instagram and Facebook @DebraMagerMosaics
or go to her website DebraMagerMosaics.com