Mosaic Arts Online offers a Bundle Courses option for more savings. You will learn all the tips and techniques Carol Shelkin teaches from her courses "Realism in Mosaic Art" and "Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque." Read below for the description for each of these courses.
"Realism in Mosaic Art"
In this online course "Realism in Mosaic Art", Carol Shelkin brings her well known unique and creative style to Mosaic Arts Online. Carol works in an impressionistic style to create a painterly flow to her work. In this course, Carol teaches the techniques needed to create a successful mosaic in realism. This course is taught in a lecture style where you will watch an “over hands view.” Carol is skilled at breaking down this technique so that anyone can do it. Teaching many of the elements of art, Carol shows how to work in light and dark, how to see the different values of colors using a gray scale chart, how to see the shadows in a photographic model, and how to make a line drawing as your "map." Carol demonstrates how to cut the glass and start her mosaic art piece. This online course is designed to give you ALL the information Carol teaches in her "in person" workshops including her student handout, the photographic model, (in both color and black and white) as well as your own color wheel and gray scale value chart using your own printer.
The advantage of owning this course is the ability to refer to the information as often as you wish. It is always nice to meet and engage with a teacher when taking a course "in person,” but when you own this online course, you will have the ability to watch it as often as you like without distractions. This is one the best methods for learning and practicing this style of mosaic art.
"Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque in Mosaic Art"
Mosaic Arts Online presents “Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque in Mosaic Art with Carol Shelkin.” In this online course Carol shares the techniques of how to create a mosaic with a transparent and translucent effect. Carol is well known for creating her mosaic art in a painterly style using stained glass.
Carol starts with an in-depth 40 minute powerpoint presentation describing how a transparency mosaic can be created. She discusses ways to create reflective qualities, values, and shades using individual colors of glass.
Next, you will be introduced to the photographic model that Carol uses to create the transparent/translucent mosaic. This image is available in the PDF for your use or you may choose your own image. Once you have your image ready, Carol walks you through the steps of how to manipulate your image in warm colors and black and white. This step by step process will help you to understand values and shading. Next, you will transfer your design to the substrate before coloring it in with your colored pencils.
Once you have completed your color drawing, you will then choose your glass palette for creating your transparent/translucent mosaic. Carol shares how to best choose the values in the glass before starting to create. Carol chooses small pieces as she works slowly and precisely with each piece that she lays down for her mosaic. Sometimes she finds that ripping them out and making subtle but important changes is necessary.
Carol recommends her “Realism in Mosaic Art” online course as prerequisite to this course. If you feel you understand the elements of how to work in light and dark, how to see the different values of colors using a gray scale chart, and how to see the shadows in a photographic model then you are prepared for this course.
This course will give you the skills and confidence to create a transparent and translucent mosaic with a variety of images.
All MAO courses come with comment sections in each segment to ask questions of the instructor.
Carol Shelkin, a visual artist is creating contemporary, fine art, original and intricate mosaic designs that eminent care and attention to detail with hand cut, high quality stained glass and other glass materials.