The Magic of Monochromatic Mosaic in Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin

Learn how to create a mosaic with multiple values of one color and basic andamento skills

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Course intro and interview with Carol Shelkin and Tami Macala

Carol shares her many tips and tricks on The Magic of Monochromatic Mosaic in Stained Glass!

Do you feel stuck when it comes to creating your art using different shades or gradients of colors? Are you curious to learn basic art elements in regard to color that can elevate your mosaic art practice?

In this course, “The Magic of Monochromatic Mosaic in Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin", you will explore all the possibilities of working with various tones of a single hue, with a primary focus on the color blue. Black and white are included in this technique to help develop an even better understanding of tonal values.

Starting with an in-depth powerpoint presentation Carol shares a comprehensive exploration on how the lightest hues to the darkest shades create tonal values. You'll engage in a series of exercises carefully designed to help you develop an acute sense of color, gradients, values, and shadows.

The skills you acquire in this course are not only crucial for creating mosaic art but will also broaden your comprehension of color and value, enhancing your visual perception as an artist as you elevate your mosaic art practice.

In this course you will learn the following:

  • What is Monochromatic: Gain an understanding of the monochromatic approach and how it can be used in your mosaic artwork
  • Exercises for Color Development: These exercises will sharpen your ability to work with gradients, values, and shadows, allowing you to create depth and dimension in your mosaic projects.
  • Andamento Lines for Movement: Discover how to draw andamento lines that add a sense of movement and flow to your mosaic designs
  • Breaking Down Values: Learn the art of deconstructing the values within a single color, a fundamental skill in creating mosaic art that captures the essence of the chosen hue.
  • Utilizing Pre-cut Glass Squares: By using pre-cut glass squares to craft your gradient mosaics, you are ensured precision and the ease of simple cuts with very little nipping for your art projects.
  • Using Your Camera: How to continually check that your are staying true to the values in your work
  • Seeing Color Differently: Elevate your mosaic art by developing a unique perspective on color and expanding your creative potential.

Whether you're new to mosaic art or an experienced creator looking to refine your skills, "The Magic of Monochromatic Mosaic in Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin" offers a transformative learning experience that will empower you to express your artistic vision with depth and nuance.

Included in this course for download is a PDF of suggested tools, materials, and resources. Carol has also included two images for download to use for your monochromatic mosaic art project.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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