Luna Mosaic Arts
Mexican Smalti Color Freedom with Donna Van Hooser
Mexican Smalti Color Freedom with Donna Van Hooser
Mexican Smalti Color Freedom with Donna Van Hooser

Mexican Smalti Color Freedom with Donna Van Hooser

October 24-25, 2020    

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Mexican Smalti Color Freedom Workshop (2-day class) with Donna Van Hooser

Date: October 24-25 2020 - Saturday & Sunday
Skill Level: intermediate or advanced mosaic artists, and should not be used as an introduction to making mosaics  
Hours: 10am – 5pm with a lunch break
Materials included: All materials included
Minimum # of students: min 4 students
**Luna Mosaic Arts will email you 30 days before the workshop to let you know the status of the workshop and send you the invoice for the balance remaining.  We recommend that you do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until we contact you.  When you register and only pay the deposit, you will be sent an invoice to pay the remaining balance due. If you would like to pay the balance earlier then that please email us and we will be more then happy to send you your invoice.


In this class we will use greyscale values rather than traditional colors to create a mosaic of a simple still life using Mexican Smalti. Precision cutting techniques will be covered, as well as andamento, glass selection and shading.

Students can select from a variety of source photos that have been selected specifically for this workshop that include simple shapes as well as good contrast and a range of values.

A phone with a camera is recommended, as we will be using this as a tool in class to see grayscale values.

All materials are provided, including an 8x8 prepared substrate with photo and drawing, carbon paper to transfer, Mexican Smalti, glue, and the loan of various tools to use during the workshop.

During the workshop, while there is a bit of instruction addressed to the entire class (cutting, andamento, and discussion of values/tones) I would say that 90% of the class is one-on-one instruction and assistance with andamento and glass selection. Depending on each student’s experience levels, mosaics may or may not be completed by the end of the workshop, but each student will leave with either a finished mosaic or the materials needed to complete it after the class.

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About the Instructor: Donna Van Hooser     

I love working in mosaic, especially dealing with the challenges and limitations of the materials. The glass must be carefully chosen from a limited palette, since colors cannot be mixed, and each piece must serve as an individual brush stroke working in harmony with the surrounding pieces.

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.