BUNDLE: Design and Drawing for Mosaics and Realism in Mosaic Art with Carol Shelkin

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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.

Your Instructor

Carol Shelkin
Carol Shelkin

Carol Shelkin took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. At seven she started attending Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and it was made clear at this young age that her life would be centered on her passion for art. She continued her artistic direction with studies at Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts and studies in Ravenna, Italy. In time she began to teach and create one-of-a-kind works of art that are displayed in galleries, community centers, libraries, commercial and private, residential settings.

For over 30 years Carol owned a successful arts nursery school, "Carol's House” in Philadelphia, raised her three children along with her husband, JP as she balanced her promise to teach adults at night and work on her personal portfolio in art.

Since 2011, Carol is the owner of Worldwide Mosaic Workshops and Tours taking creatives and art lovers to Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Morocco, Italy and Spain. She is the instructor and tour guide traveling the world, exploring and researching new destinations, and delivering experiences that students will remember for the rest of their lives. Carol also offers other week long and weekend workshops worldwide.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Upper Darby Arts and the prestigious Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship from The Society of American Mosaic Artists honored her with grants and scholarships to create and learn. She is a Founding Member and past President of The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia along with being voted a Master Artisan from The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

Carol finds a very eclectic approach to surface design placing stained glass and other materials where she, as a painter naturally places paint and balances that with her love of being an art teacher.

Course Curriculum

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Courses Included with Purchase

Design and Drawing for Mosaics with Carol Shelkin
From the mind's eye
Carol Shelkin
Realism in Mosaic Art: Color, Composition and Design with Carol Shelkin
Everything you need to know to create a mosaic in realism with stained glass.
Carol Shelkin

Original Price: $447

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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