Painted Textured Background and Flower Forms in Stained Glass Mosaic with Carol Shelkin

Learn how to create a beautiful flower mosaic with a colorful textured background

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Course intro and interview with Carol Shelkin and Tami Macala

Carol shares many tips and tricks on how to create painted textured backgrounds and flower forms in stained glass mosaic!

What if you could have access and learn from an instructor who is an award winning painter and mosaic artist? What if this instructor took both of these mediums and put them together in one amazing mosaic art project? Are you intrigued and ready to learn? If so, this is the course for you!

We have welcomed Carol Shelkin back to the studio with her latest course “Painted Textured Background and Flower Forms in Stained Glass Mosaic.” Carol has pulled out all of her tried and true secrets for this course.

Starting with her informative powerpoint presentation she will take you all the way through this course with both presentations and video demonstrations.

By the end of this course you will have the knowledge and skills to create your own versions of textured painted backgrounds and flower forms in stained glass mosaics.

Carol will teach you how to design and construct floral forms using vibrant stained glass pieces. She will then share her method of painting the background with a layering technique that adds depth and dimension to the piece.

By combining these two mediums, you'll elevate your artistic expressions to new heights, creating pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to prepare the substrate with thin set
  • How to choose a vibrant palette of stained glass
  • How to cut the stained glass into flower shapes using provided templates
  • How to prepare Carol’s “sandwich” technique for creating a floral composition
  • How to adhere the floral bouquet to the substrate
  • How to grout the mosaic flowers
  • How to paint the grout in multiple colors
  • How to paint the background with Carol’s layering method
  • Bonus: How to sign your work with an engraving pen

Carol includes multiple templates for download of floral shapes, flowers, leaves, and even a more challenging complex flower in this course. These patterns are yours to use as patterns for tracing, or they can be used to inspire other floral creations.

This course is great for any level of artist. If you are new to mosaic art you will find this course can be a great launch pad for learning how to cut simple shapes of stained glass that can become mosaic flowers. If you are a more experienced artist, this course will help you improve your glass cutting skills while learning how to add a unique and colorfully painted background to your work.

Included in this course is Carol's suggested list of tools, materials, and resources.

So beautiful, I have glass shards that will (nip & nibble) Into flowers & leaves! What an opportunity for creativity with those tools of yours! Thank you for this excellent teaching & demonstration!

Darlene U.

Your Instructor

Carol Shelkin
Carol Shelkin

Carol Shelkin took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. At seven she started attending Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and it was made clear at this young age that her life would be centered on her passion for art. She continued her artistic direction with studies at Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts and studies in Ravenna, Italy. In time she began to teach and create one-of-a-kind works of art that are displayed in galleries, community centers, libraries, commercial and private, residential settings.

For over 30 years Carol owned a successful arts nursery school, "Carol's House” in Philadelphia, raised her three children along with her husband, JP as she balanced her promise to teach adults at night and work on her personal portfolio in art.

Since 2011, Carol is the owner of Worldwide Mosaic Workshops and Tours taking creatives and art lovers to Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Morocco, Italy and Spain. She is the instructor and tour guide traveling the world, exploring and researching new destinations, and delivering experiences that students will remember for the rest of their lives. Carol also offers other week long and weekend workshops worldwide.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Upper Darby Arts and the prestigious Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship from The Society of American Mosaic Artists honored her with grants and scholarships to create and learn. She is a Founding Member and past President of The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia along with being voted a Master Artisan from The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

Carol finds a very eclectic approach to surface design placing stained glass and other materials where she, as a painter naturally places paint and balances that with her love of being an art teacher.

Course Curriculum

  Painted Textured Background and Flower Forms in Mosaic with Carol Shelkin
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