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How to Mosaic a Gourd with Donna Van Hooser

Everything you need to know to decorate a gourd.

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Mosaic Arts Online is thrilled to have Donna Van Hooser 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? Donna will teach you the step-by-step instructions on how to create your mosaic. 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 needed. Once you have all the creative and decorative materials Donna shows you step by step how to mosaic it. She leaves no question unanswered she explains 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 who would like to create a decorative indoor mosaic and also learn how to use different materials for a 3D object. Once these skills are mastered, they can be repeated on all kinds of gourds and other 3D objects.

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.


Your Instructor


Donna Van Hooser
Donna Van Hooser

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.


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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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