Realism in Mosaics (2-day Class) with Carol Shelkin

Skill Level: All levels - No experience necessary.


September 14-15, 2019

Saturday - Sunday

Hours: 10am-5pm with a lunch break

All Material included


minimum # of students: 8


In this workshop you will be guided through the process of understanding realism in mosaic art with a short lecture, demonstrations, instructions using curved and flat planes, shadows, value, composition and design, color choosing and understanding artists' tricks for creating a work of art in mosaic.  All students will begin a mosaic with these new techniques of understanding professional artist techniques, “rules’ about design and color choices, remembering once you know the rules – break them - if you like. Anything goes!  You will be introduced to the shades, gradations and many colors and values of hand-nipped stained glass, understand how to prepare your work for a realistic mosaic and learn how to “paint with glass” creating a piece for interior display.  In this workshop students will use non-traditional mosaic andamento to understand contemporary mosaic in realism.


Mosaic is unique to all students and the goal in this workshop is to direct and assist each student develop and to polish and find their own style. You will learn how to develop an eye for mosaic and create a line drawing with easy to follow steps. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and Photographic models will be supplied, unless you are a returning student and would like to bring in your own selection.

IF YOU ARE A RETURNING STUDENT, please contact Carol for approval of your photographic model.




About the Instructor: 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.







Click here to read our "Feature Artist" article about Carol!

Cancellation Policy:

- 50% deposit is required to hold your space in the class or workshop.

- Balance due 14 days before class or workshop date.

- Full Refund - 30 days prior to the class or workshop minus a $50 processing fee.

- Full Refund if class or workshop is canceled.

- No Refunds - within 30 days of the class or workshop unless we can fill your space

   minus a $50 processing fee.

- No Refunds - within 7 days of the class or workshop.

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