Smalti Portrait Workshop (2-day class) with Janis Nunez

Skill Level: Intermediate, Basic glass cutting skills required


September 12-13, 2018

Wednesday - Thursday or Saturday - Sunday

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm with a lunch break

materials included


minimum # of students: workshop has met the minimum # of students and will not be canceled.


In the first part of the class, we will review basic concepts of mosaics and talk about elements to consider before you create your portrait. You will learn about standard proportions of the human face. We will go over basic concepts of the color theory and focus on the gray scale and value key. You will also learn about principles of design to create a good portrait.


In the second part of the class you will learn how to create a "map" of your subject and choose the right colors and values for it. Then you will start to create your art piece. (8"x10")

At the end of the workshop, you will go home with all the information and materials needed to finish your piece at home.


* Please, when you register for the class, is important that you email me a good photo of your subject in order for me to prepare it for you.



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About the Instructor: Janis Nunez



Almost all Janis's work reflects her Mexican heritage, from the mix of colors to the meaningful representation of the Day of the Dead and the sugar skulls. Her art is influenced by experiences in her life, the desire to transmit her feelings, ideas, her most profound thoughts, and her own self.  Mosaic is her medium of choice because she finds it to be the most challenging art form. It allows her to create a whole from an endless number of fragments, combining each fragment with an array of materials through an intuitive and imaginative journey. Mosaic takes her into a constant search for balance and harmony between materials and thoughts, colors and feelings in order to awake the senses of the observer.  As a mosaic artist she tries to evolve and grow in her artistic expression trying to bring her mosaic art into the fine art realm.


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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Student's work using stained glass.  You will be using Mexican Smalti in this workshop.

created by Rebecca Carter - this was her first mosaic

Student's work using stained glass.  You will be using Mexican Smalti in this workshop

created by Julie Green






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