2017 SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS at the SAN DIEGO MOSAIC SCHOOL

2017  SCHEDULE OF MOSAIC ART WORKSHOPS!

Welcome!  Our workshops are instructed by Kim Emerson of Kim Emerson Mosaics, LLC in San Diego who has been creating mosaics for public and private spaces full-time since 1991.

We guarantee workshop spaces on a first come – first serve basis.  We can only accommodate 7 attendees per workshop.  If there is a workshop weekend that you are interested in please contact Kim Emerson directly via email to confirm that there is space available.  Kim will reply through email with how to register and pre-pay via check or PayPal.

Our workshops do fill-up quickly so do not delay!  If you are NOT already on our contact list, and you would like to receive future emails announcing new schedules, please contact Kim Emerson. 

We look forward to creating beautiful and meaningful mosaics with you in the near future!  Thank you!

WE ARE CURRENTLY INSTALLING A LARGE PUBLIC MOSAIC ART PROJECT FOR BICENTENNIAL PARK IN THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE, CA.  This project is sponsored by the TRUST for PUBLIC LANDS (TPL) who is dedicated to building parks and green spaces in urban environments in Los Angeles County.

RIGHT HERE!  WE WILL BE POSTING OUR SCHEDULE OF FUTURE WORKSHOPS! 

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Description of our favorite mosaic workshop:  SPONTANEOUS MOSAIC Method  $260.

This intuitive approach of making mosaics is inspired by the Spontaneous Mosaic” method and philosophy made famous within the global mosaic community by the beloved late Ilana Shafir of Ashkelon, Israel.  The Shafir family has given special permission to Kim Emerson to share and teach Kim’s version of Ilana’s method at the San Diego Mosaic School. 

The creative approach of Spontaneous Mosaic does not rely on an exact pattern or blueprint for the final mosaic, and in a way, there is nothing spontaneous about this process.  It is about being inspired by the beautiful and meaningful materials that are available to the mosaic artist.  It is the artist’s approach to the design of the mosaic composition whether it is created with ceramic, glass, stone, no matter what type of adhesive or substrate.  How do the materials and the way that they are arranged together inspire you?  What is your story?  What pleases you aesthetically? 

“My mosaics evolve from the thoughts I have while I am working…I try to express something beyond the mudane and the decorative, to create a fusion of elements that will touch the viewer and express something that can be said in no other way”. – Ilana Shafir

This workshop is for you if you are a beginner, OR if you are experienced but want to advance your mosaic practice.  We will be working with a variety of tesserae (that being the pieces of material that make-up your mosaic).  You will learn how to cut tesserae with a hammer and hardie, use various types of nippers, cutters, or a wet-saw if desired.  We will utilize what Kim Emerson refers to as the “directly-direct” method with thin-set adhesive.  We are NOT typically grouting in this workshop.  Quality wood panels for interior, or cement substrates for exterior, will be available – no larger than 12″ x 12″.  The available tesserae will be everything from ceramic and glass tile, smalti (glass), dishware, beads, found objects, and natural stone.  All levels are welcome in the same workshop weekend, as we learn from one another – together! 

Also available by request, in this workshop you will have the opportunity to make your mosaic by using different “modified-direct” transfer techniques with TAPE and/or MESH.

For the price of $260, this two-day workshop includes ALL quality materials, one substrate panel, use of tools, adhesives, serious mosaic instruction, and a deli-style lunch!  We only take 7 students per workshop. Coffee, tea and drinking water is always available.  Workshop hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. 

All workshops are held at the home/studio of Kim Emerson and her husband Dennis Reiter located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego, California, USA.

OTHER MOSAIC ART WORKSHOPS that may be

OFFERED LATER THIS YEAR – DATES TBD!

ABSTRACT IN SMALTI – $275.

SMALL FORMAT JEWELRY – Fee TBD

IMAGINARY ARCHEOLOGY – STORY TELLING  with TESSERAE – Fee TBD

WORKING with TRANSPARENT TESSERAE – TBD

HAMMER & HARDIE INTENSIVE  in STONE – TBD

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The images of mosaics above were created by our wonderful students in our workshops!

All photo credits: DENNIS REITER

Phone: 619.379.1123              Email:  kim@kimemersonmosaics.com