Pet Portrait Mosaic in Stained Glass with Tami Macala

Everything you need to know to create a mosaic pet portrait.

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Follow Tami Macala online as she creates a pet portrait mosaic in stained glass before your eyes. Watch and learn the step-by-step process with her as she breaks it down to a very achievable project. She will begin with what type of pet to choose as the subject, and how to photograph the pet. You will also learn the right substrate for this process. She will instruct on how to properly trace the art work for your pet, and how to get values, shading, and gradation with the stained glass. There is also a section covering Tami's unique and creative process for cutting the glass into very specific shapes. Students will also get an in-depth lesson on cutting the glass with wheel nippers, so students can always achieve straight cuts. Tami takes over three sections to teach the creation of the eyes of your pet. This is the most important part of the portrait and translating the expression of the eyes into the mosaic is crucial. Students will learn exactly how it is done. Once the eyes are complete, Tami walks students through the rest of the pet portrait including the best choice for the background glass color and pattern. Tami covers all of the same information and material taught at her in-person workshops. Now is your chance to learn all these techniques "in your own space, and at your own pace."

There is a full downloadable PDF with all the tools, materials and resources to get you started.

Watch the promo video for FREE as Tami explains in detail all the steps she takes in teaching how to create a pet portrait mosaic in stained glass.

The brilliance of owning this course is the endless amount of times you can refer back to the information. Some students prefer to take a course "in person" which is always nice for meeting and engaging with the teacher. However, when you own this online course, you will have the ability to watch from an "over hands" view. Also, an online course allows students to refer back as often as needed and see up close without distractions. This is one the best forms of learning and practicing this style of mosaic.

Your Instructor

Tami Macala
Tami Macala

Tami has been a mosaic artist for over 20 years. Tami has created high end custom large scale commissions since 2000 and has her work installed all over the world.

Tami began teaching mosaic art in 2009, when she founded Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art. Tami loves to share her years of experience and mosaic knowledge with enthusiastic and creative students.

In 2016 Tami launched Mosaic Arts Online, allowing mosaic art enthusiasts from all over the world to learn how to create mosaic art. She loves that more people now can learn from her without having to leave the comfort of their studio. In each course Tami teaches, she wants her students to feel they have more confidence when creating their own style of mosaic art.

Most importantly just have fun~

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.


"I just finished my first pet portrait thanks to Tami’s course! It was much easier than I thought it would be.... she gives a lot of great tips. Working on #2 now!! I'm hooked." Tracie G.

"I am a big fan of the Mosaic Arts Online. I have purchased many and enjoyed and learned. While I was laid up with a cold last week I purchased the pet portraiture class. I was so happy. It was like a complete soup to nuts refresher course on doing mosaic. Tami didn't make assumptions about what you already know. The course was very comprehensive. Every lesson was so complete and sequential. I felt the class was applicable to any type of representational theme such as portraits, flowers, nature scenes as well as pets. I know I will be referring to this class many times." Eleanor F.

Tami - I am learning so much from this course! More than I ever thought. This is so well done. I can''t tell you how happy I am to have bought this. Thanks so much - you are a true professional. Yolanda B.

Great job and great class Tami. So very thorough in your explanations your voice is clear and encouraging! Sue W.

I couldn't wait to watch it. Already went through the entire class! Just like a good book...I couldn't put it down. I have done a few mosaics but never had formal training. For me, it definitely was worth the cost! Thanks, Tami! Carmen S.

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