Luna Mosaic Arts
Color Freedom Human Portrait Workshop with Donna Van Hooser
Color Freedom Human Portrait Workshop with Donna Van Hooser
Color Freedom Human Portrait Workshop with Donna Van Hooser

Color Freedom Human Portrait Workshop with Donna Van Hooser

October 9-11, 2020    

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Color Freedom Human Portrait Workshop Using Stained Glass (3-day class) with Donna Van Hooser

Date: October 9-11 2020 - Friday, 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 form and expression in creating a mosaic human portrait. Precision cutting techniques will be covered, as well as andamento, glass selection and shading.

Since this technique is more time consuming, a finished portrait is not expected at the end of the three day workshop, however the eyes and a good portion of the face can be completed, depending on the experience of each student. This workshop is intended for intermediate or advanced mosaic artists, and should not be used as an introduction to making mosaics.

Students can either work on a black and white photo provided by the instructor, or can provide a PHOTO prior to the class. Photos provided by the students should be high resolution showing good detail (not out of focus) and have fairly strong contrast between values.

The instructor will map out the design before the class if using a photo supplied by the student prior to the class.

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 11x14 prepared substrate with photo and drawing, carbon paper to transfer, stained glass, 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. While the portraits won’t be finished in the three days, the goal is to have the students leave with the confidence to complete their projects on their own.

An email is sent to students about a month or so prior to the class requesting the photos to be prepared and providing guidelines for the photographs. A follow up email is sent closer to the time of the workshop with a tools list for the students to bring. The instructor will have a limited number of tools available for students to use as well.

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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.