Learn to draw and create a realistic mosaic in this two course bundle option from Carol Shelkin. Below are the descriptions of each course.
"Design and Drawing for Mosaics"
When you are ready to create a mosaic art piece, what do you consider first? Is it the materials? The substrates? The designs? It may be all of those things, but before you start, you must consider your design. How would you like to learn some simple and easy to execute techniques for drawing without a model?
In this online course Carol Shelkin takes you step-by-step from how to draw an almost perfect freehand circle, to drawing a complete rose, including different techniques for shading. Carol starts this course with a very in-depth powerpoint presentation discussing composition, art elements, and how to see certain objects as simple shapes. She breaks down all the mystery of how to draw without an image or model in front of you. Once you master this technique, it can be used with portraits, animals, objects in nature, and so much more.
In this course you will learn:
- Definition of composition and how it is applied
- Basic art elements that will enlighten and enhance your mosaic art process
- How to draw an “almost” perfect circle
- How to start to draw a rose
- How to look at the drawing process in lines and shapes
- How to outline your rose
- How to add shading with 5 different techniques
- How to add more depth and dimension with pens
- How to transfer your design to a substrate
Just to clarify: In this course you will not learn how to mosaic a rose. However, this course is a valuable drawing course that will lead you through creating an image for use as a mosaic template.
This is a great course for beginners to use simple techniques while following along with Carol as she draws each line. As you follow the steps with your instructor, you will see a rose drawing evolve and emerge.
Included in this course is a short PDF with Carol’s favorite supplies as well as an image of the rose for download.
"Realism in Mosaic Art: Color, Composition, and Design"
n this online course, 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. Carol does not finish the project in during this course. Once enrolled Carol gives you email access for guidance throughout your process of this course.
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.