BUNDLE: Realism in Mosaic Art & Portraiture in Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin
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Mosaic Arts Online is offering two of Carol Shelkin's online courses together in a bundle option! With this bundle option, you will get both courses at a lower price than purchasing them separately. These courses are great to have together. They essentially go hand in hand learning all the skills in the Realism course you will want to have for the Portraiture one. 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!
Realism in Mosaic Art: Color, Composition, and Design
In 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.
For the first time, Carol Shelkin is bringing her “Portraiture in Stained Glass Mosaic” course to our online platform. This is the first time you will see Carol create her mosaic portrait for over 50 minutes from an “over hands view” perspective. Carol has never invited the public to watch her work in progress until now. While talking and guiding students through each section, Carol reveals her tips and techniques on creating her unique and painterly-style mosaics. There is a wealth of knowledge in this course no matter what medium of art you work in. Students will learn about color charts, value scales, light and dark tones, as well as highlights and shadows.
Carol will start from the very beginning in a lecture style, and teach students how to create a portrait in this style of mosaic art. She will guide students from the very beginning by defining portraiture in this medium. She will explain how to pick an appropriate photographic model. If this is your first time, she will instruct on practicing with a specific face. Carol will use Albert Einstein's face as a great beginner model for this course. There are over twenty-five sections of information in this course.
It is highly recommended that students take Carol's "Realism in Mosaic Art: Color, Composition and Design" before taking this course. "Portraiture in Stained Glass Mosaic" is filled with so much information, and having the foundation skills from Carol's “Realism” online course will allow students to really benefit and understand all of her techniques. Additionally, if you have attended one of Carol's in-person live “Realism” workshops, then that will fulfill the requirement.
It takes Carol over 60 hours to finish a portrait like the one in this online course. Carol does not complete this portrait in the course, but she covers all of the areas of facial features to make sure students have the information they need to complete their portrait. Carol recommends that students use a practice model for their first mosaic portrait in stained glass before moving on to a loved one or more specific photographic model. There is a comment section in each segment, and you are welcome to ask Carol questions which will help you move forward in learning this process.
If you have been looking to learn this technique from Carol Shelkin, but were never able to get to her in-person workshop, this is your chance. She will share the same information she presents in her live course, and you will have the added benefit of being able to refer back to any part of any section as often as needed. Once purchased the course is yours, and you will be able to login as often as you like.
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.