Flower Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen

Learn Yulia Hanansen's signature brush stroke glass cuts in the "double reverse" method.

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Have you ever wondered how to cut stained glass to create a painterly effect? Are you looking for ways to create flowers and other beautiful items of nature into a mosaic? In this online course Yulia Hanansen teaches students a step by step method to create a one-of-a-kind flower mosaic. Yulia teaches this course using the “DOUBLE REVERSE” method. This method entails working on a sticky film that allows students to make changes without using an adhesive till the end of the mosaic process.

Yulia will start from the very first steps: choosing the appropriate flower, and enlarging it to prepare it for the mosaic. She will discuss proper substrates, and the qualities and properties of stained glass. She will go in-depth on color gradients, and values and tones using a gray scale. There is also a thorough lesson on cutting stained glass with all three of the recommended tools. In addition, Yulia will demonstrate her signature brush-stroke cuts, and how she achieves them. Students will learn how each of these cuts can be placed on top of the design to create a realistic flower portrait.

This course is over 3.5 hours of instruction and visual examples, every step is discussed in detail with copious demos and close ups. This piece is completed in the course, so students get the full scope of how to complete the process. There is a lesson on grouting using three different colored grouts, and Yulia shows how she creates a beautiful blended effect using this technique.

Once students have learned Yulia's techniques on how to cut stained glass in this style, these techniques can be used and repeated for many other projects with natural subjects.

"Thank you Yulia! I am so impressed with this course and cannot wait to try these techniques. So well explained, so well demonstrated. The absolute best online course! So much talent, I am a major fan! I love MAO!" Martha B.

"I love the online class, Yulia has so much talent and knowledge. I’ve done 3 projects after completing the class, I went back to the videos many times to remember how to do something. I continue to learn each time." Sara W.

Your Instructor

Yulia Hanansen
Yulia Hanansen

Yulia Hanansen is a second-generation artist. Having mastered many techniques including mosaics, print making, drawing, painting, textiles, and more. Yulia has been professionally involved in mosaic making since 2001. Her Mosaic Sphere Studio, LLC was the first mosaic studio/gallery in the state of Michigan to show and represent mosaic artwork. Her studio is currently located in the charming city of Baltimore, Maryland USA where Yulia works and lives. Mosaics are make for commission, or they can be purchased from a thematically extensive collection of ready-made artworks. Pieces include architectural installations, back splashes, wall art, and public and community projects.

Yulia is a recipient of numerous awards for her mosaic and printmaking art work, including "Best in Show" prize at Mosaic Arts International. Yulia's works have been exhibited in galleries nationwide and internationally: New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, San Diego, Mesa, Miami, Dallas, Ann Arbor, Grado, Italy and other locations. Her work has been collected by patrons in the US, Canada, Russia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Israel, Australia, Italy, South Korea and the South Pole.

Yulia's latest works represent her fascination with themes in nature, climate change, cosmos, and a connection of human beings to it. She is interested in depicting places and natural phenomena that are only noticeable with the help of technology. Her personal and experimental artwork uses layered glass mosaic technique, where glass tiles are glued on top of each other. This technique is about infinity. Like a brush-stroke painting, there is no end to a number of the brush-strokes that can be applied to the work surface. The "Water", "Fire", and "Starscapes" series has been created in this technique. Yulia also has a passion for more earthly subjects such as flowers, landscapes, and close-ups of nature. Yulia teaches mosaic art at Mosaic Arts Online, Learn Fine Arts, the mosaic schools and art establishments throughout the US. In addition to mosaic making Yulia is an adjunct professor at Towson University in Towson, MD.

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.
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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Wow! That was a great workshop. The finished piece is beautiful, and the explanations every step of the way included just the right amount of detail. Tips and tricks, techniques, and tools of the trade, all were very helpful. I am glad I took this workshop with Yulia. Marietta L.

Yulia and Tami, This is an outstanding workshop! I have taken many online workshops and this one is top line. I love the explanations of how and why you made the choices you've made. Beautiful and inspiring work. Thank you! Sue

This is an excellent class! Yulia gives detailed explanations of color and composition choices, insights into techniques, materials and tools. Plus it is educational to watch her hands work and pleasant to listen to her speak. I've watched this more than once and get something new from it each time.
Tami, thank you so much for having these online courses available. I'm new to mosaic and this is a great way to learn! Jeannine Y.

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