In this online course, you will learn what a substrate is, learn when and where to best use them, and the different ways to create them. Each section is full of a great deal of information. There is a demonstration on bonding wooden substrates to withstand moisture so your mosaic tesserae won't fall off. You will also learn which tools are the best for cutting certain substrates, how to seal the edges of Wedi board, (or any closed cell foam board) and how to create your own substrates using a variety of materials, including tinted mortar/thin set. There is also a section on how to install hanging hardware on a mortar/thin set and fiberglass mesh substrate, and even a section on how to create an undulated substrate. By learning about proper substrates and their creation, the possibilities for your mosaic art adventures will be endless. There is a printable PDF with all the materials, tools, and resources that will help you collect everything before you start this online course. We all spend a great deal of creative energy and time creating our mosaic art, and we want it to last for as long as possible. Proper use and choice of substrates are an essential part to any mosaic art practice. Learning which materials are needed, and knowing the proper techniques, can be vital to creating your priceless mosaic art. Watch the FREE promo video to get a glimpse of the different substrates you will learn about, and how this course can open more possibilities for your mosaic art practice.