Mosaic Arts Online is thrilled to have Donna Van Hooser here to teach her unique and colorful approach on how to mosaic a gourd. Have you ever thought about how to create a mosaic on a gourd? If so or if not Donna is the expert on this technique. She will teach you everything from how to easily order your gourd, how to prep it for your mosaic and where to get all the materials to create with. Once you have all the creative and decorative materials Donna shows you step by step how to mosaic it. She leaves no question unanswered as to how to create the designs, how to cut stained glass, how to use Apoxie Sculpt, how to grout and so much more.
This is a great course for a beginner that would like to create a decorative indoor mosaic and learn how to use all kinds of materials for a 3D object. Once these skills are mastered they can be repeated over and over on all kinds of gourds and other 3D shapes.
This online course is a great way to learn. With the very detailed and up close over hands view, you the student will not miss any of the techniques that Donna demonstrates. There is approximately thirty minutes of quiet time as you get to watch and learn as Donna works on creating different shapes and flowers with very small beads, to how she precision cuts the stained glass. You can refer back as often as you like and never fear once purchased this course is yours for in perpetuity and you will be able to create year after year with all the tips, tricks and techniques you will learn in this course. Click the PROMO video button below the title of this course to watch for FREE as Donna explains in detail what you will get with this course as well as a personal interview to learn more about Donna's background and how she designed this style of mosaic art.
Donna is known for her detail work using a variety of stained glass and other fun gems and beads. She is a master at working with small tesserae and creating beautiful and clean work. If you want to learn from one of the best at this type of mosaic art this course is for you. Once purchased you will have a downloadable PDF with all the tools, materials and resources so that you can create your first mosaic art gourd.
I began making mosaics while working as an artist for Hallmark Cards. With my background in illustration, I try to incorporate storytelling in my work using classical and whimsical elements. I learn and grow through experimentation and often find inspiration from the materials themselves.
While I have been making mosaics since about 1991, it wasn’t until I retired from Hallmark in 2015 that I have been able to work as a full time mosaic artist and instructor.
I love working in mosaic, especially dealing with the challenges and limitations of the materials. The glass must be carefully chosen from a limited palette, since colors cannot be mixed, and each piece must serve as an individual brush stroke working in harmony with the surrounding pieces.