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How to Create Vertical Installations for Mosaic Art with Tami Macala

Learn techniques to create a successful vertical mosaic art installation.

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In this very comprehensive online course students will learn all the steps to create a vertical mosaic art installation. . Using the fiberglass mesh technique Tami will walk you through all the steps it takes from beginning to end leaving no questions unanswered. Tami has over 15 years experience doing this technique on a variety of substrates. There are over 40 sections included in this course. From what type of substrates are appropriate and what is necessary to prepare them for a successful installation whether interior or exterior. There are sections on how to create a design and work in a manageable size depending if you are working alone or with a team. Tami explains the best fiberglass mesh to use for this technique and why. There are sections on proper thin set/mortar choices as well as how to mix it and the best consistency for vertical applications. There is a section on how to skim coat a wall to properly prepare it for a vertical installation.

There are sections on how to merge two parts of the same mosaic design using register marks. This is not a full mural installation course but it does cover all the same techniques if students are looking to achieve that. There are sections on how to cut and work with both low and high fire ceramic tiles. Tami explains a variety of cutting tools for working with ceramic tiles. If you are looking to work in other tesserae than ceramic tile, that is ok. Tami explains the different types of tesserae that can be used in place of the tile for your project.

Tami teaches three different techniques on grouting, including beveling an edge for a single element mosaic installation and a bonus section on working with epoxy grout. Each section is taught above Tami's hands to give the student a very clear view of what is being taught. This online course once purchased can be logged in as often as you like for the life of the course.






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Tami Macala
Tami Macala

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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 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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