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Realism in Mosaic Art: Color, Composition and Design with Carol Shelkin

Everything you need to know to create a mosaic in realism with stained glass.

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In this online course, Carol Shelkin brings her well known unique and creative style to Mosaic Arts Online. Carol works in an impressionistic style to create a painterly flow to her work. In this course, Carol teaches the techniques needed to create a successful mosaic in realism. This course is taught in a lecture style where you will watch an “over hands view.” Carol is skilled at breaking down this technique so that anyone can do it. Teaching many of the elements of art, Carol shows how to work in light and dark, how to see the different values of colors using a gray scale chart, how to see the shadows in a photographic model, and how to make a line drawing as your "map." Carol demonstrates how to cut the glass and start her mosaic art piece. This online course is designed to give you ALL the information Carol teaches in her "in person" workshops including her student handout, the photographic model, (in both color and black and white) as well as your own color wheel and gray scale value chart using your own printer.

The advantage of owning this course is the ability to refer to the information as often as you wish. It is always nice to meet and engage with a teacher when taking a course "in person,” but when you own this online course, you will have the ability to watch it as often as you like without distractions. This is one the best methods for learning and practicing this style of mosaic art.


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 weeklong 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 you, her clients to form a partnership to help make your visions into a work of art.

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 current 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.

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.

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