Impressionism in Mosaic Art using Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin

How to create a mosaic painting with light and shadows.

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Carol Shelkin is incredibly talented and one of the most sought after teachers in the mosaic community. We are so excited to be sharing another teaching opportunity highlighting her unique techniques here at Mosaic Arts Online. In this course Carol Shelkin brings her signature “painting with mosaic” technique for the first time to our online platform. Carol’s unique approach to creating her stained glass mosaics through her “painting” techniques have only been taught a few times in live workshops. Now it is available for everyone here at Mosaic Arts Online.

This special technique of creating an underpainting of the image gives you a wonderful blueprint when it comes time to choosing, cutting, and placing the stained glass for your mosaic. Shelkin guides you each step of the way, starting with a presentation on Impressionism works. She explains how the artists of that period used certain colored paints to create illusions of other colors in their works.

After this inspiring and educational presentation, Shelkin dives in to teach several techniques. These include: how to create a line drawing from your image, how to transfer the design to your substrate, and how to paint each area of the image. She will show you how to make the best choices of stained glass for your project, and she will demonstrate her style of cutting and placing her pieces. Carol does not grout her pieces, so cutting each piece to fit is an important element of her technique.

Shelkin will work from a helpful “over hands” view which is one of the greatest teaching tools we can offer here at Mosaic Arts Online. Included in this course are two sections of quiet time where you can watch Shelkin continue to work on cutting and placing her pieces. Carol does not complete this mosaic during the course. Once enrolled you will have email access for Carol's guidance throughout your process during this course.

Included in this course is a PDF you can download with the image originally painted by Carol for this project, as well as a list of all the tools, materials, and resources for getting started.

The techniques you will learn in this course will allow you to create mosaic art with your own unique style and spin from stained glass in the future.

Your Instructor

Carol Shelkin
Carol Shelkin

Carol Shelkin, a visual artist is creating contemporary, fine art, original and intricate mosaic designs that eminent care and attention to detail with hand cut, high quality stained glass and other glass materials.

Taking to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon, she started attending Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia at seven years old. It was made clear at a young age that her life would be centered on her passion for art.
She continued her artistic direction with studies at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied under mosaic masters in Ravenna, Italy. Before becoming a full time artist and instructor, she owned a successful arts nursery school/child care program.
Carol accepts week long and weekend workshops, commissions and creates one-of-a-kind works of art that are displayed in galleries, community centers, libraries, commercial and residential settings. She works with the clients to form a partnership to help make their visions into a work of art. She also offers workshops and tours as far as Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain, to name a few with Worldwide Mosaic Art Workshops and Tours.
Carol received several grants from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Upper Darby Arts and chosen to receive the prestigious Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship for continued education from The Society of American Mosaic Artists. She is a Founding Member and past President of The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.
Carol finds a very eclectic approach to surface design, placing glass where she, as a painter naturally places paint.

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