Can’t make a Kasia Mosaics Class in person? This is an online version of Kasia’s popular ‘Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Workshop’ which is typically a two day intensive for beginners as well as intermediate mosaic artists. Kasia has taught the live version of this class to over 200 students across the country as well as a growing community of virtual mosaic enthusiasts. Everything covered in the original workshop is documented in detail in the 3.5 hour online instructions that the students get to access anytime.
Lots of great tips, easy to follow directions and the online contact is very helpful, encouraging and fun!!! ... it is great to see other students work and learn from their questions. HIGHLY recommend! ~ Lesa. A from Graham, NC
Experience the Mosaic Process From Start to Finish
Just like the onsite workshop, the online class is suited for all levels – a beginner as well as an advanced student will enjoy and benefit from the class. No prerequisites or drawing skills are needed to be able to successfully complete the class project. The class covers the basics of every step of the stained glass mosaic process from start to finish. It is a great choice for someone looking to develop a strong foundation in stained glass mosaics and to grow as a stained glass mosaic artist.
I have learned a wealth of information about safely cutting stained glass. ~ Jackie from New York
Watch the Class Promo Video
What Are The Benefits of Taking This Class?
- With a lifetime access to the class materials, learn in the comfort of your own home/studio while creating a beautiful stained glass mosaic flower.
- Learn how to score, break and shape stained glass with hand tools – no need to spend money on grinders and wet saws.
- You don’t need to know how to draw to create a mosaic via this Online Class as it comes with a full set of flower designs that may be used for a variety of hobby projects.
- The additional flower designs allow you to continue practicing your new skills following the completion of their first class mosaic without having to worry about the design aspect of creating a mosaic in these early stages of learning.
- The techniques covered in class can be further applied to more complex projects down the line after you build a strong foundation through practicing the lessons covered in class.
The class is so instructive and easy to understand. Close up videos are so helpful and informative...a wealth of information! ~ Patty from Texas
- You will have access to a private Kasia Mosaics Online Class Facebook Group. This is where you get to ask questions, share your progress, interact with other students who are taking the class and be inspired by their results.
- The class project makes a beautiful accent for your home or an artful gift for a special someone.
- You have the option to purchase additional project templates, kits and frames.
A Collection of Beautiful Flower Designs
Included in the class is a set of 12 flower template downloads that make great class projects – this is unique to Kasia’s class. Learning is made easier and more fun when you know you’re working on a pattern that has yielded beautiful results over and over. 250+ students have successfully created an attractive mosaic based on one of the many templates that Kasia has specifically designed for optimal learning. Every-once-in-a-while, Kasia will add new designs so students will have even more patterns to choose from!
Although I've done glass for years I learned so much from you and continue to learn new tricks! ~Carol. C, VT
Bonus Background Pattern Templates
The first set of 12 templates shown above come with a blank background. This gives the students flexibility to work with the broken glass pattern covered in the class and to eventually add their own unique patterns for the background. Additionally there is a second set of the 12 template downloads with added background patterns. For each flower I’ve added a geometric sunburst pattern around each flower design. This provides more design options as well as added learning opportunity. A tutorial with photos, text and video is included to cover this latest lesson.
Past Student Discount
If you are a past student who has taken Kasia’s Flower Class in person, you are eligible for a student discount listed below, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the coupon code.
If you are a past student who has taken one of Kasia’s other classes in person, you are eligible for a student discount listed below, email email@example.com for the coupon code.
If you’ve never taken any of Kasia’s classes, purchase the class via the button near the top of the page.
Past Flower Student
- If you have taken the studio version of the Flower Class, you can purchase the online version of the class at a discounted rate. The video footage and supplementary written text can be a great refresher if you’ve taken a break from mosaics. You will also be invited to our private facebook learning group and have access to all the new tutorials and templates.
- At check out use coupon code: online50
Past Owl Student
- If you are a past student from any other Kasia Mosaics class (besides the studio flower class) you can still purchase the Online Flower Class at a discount rate. The class can be a great refresher of the techniques covered in the class you took in person while giving you access to a whole new class, new project designs and an online community of students.
- At check out use coupon code: online100
- If you’ve never taken any Kasia Mosaics Studio Classes, this is the option for you. Following registration, you will have full, instant, lifetime access to the class material and the template downloads. You will be invited to our private class page on facebook. Becoming a Kasia Mosaics student, future Online Classes will be available to you at a student discount.
Welcome to our Class!
Hello students. Our class is broken down into various ‘Parts’ which keep the ‘Lectures’ organized and concise. This makes for easy browsing and lets you take breaks and start up where you left off. With your online ID and password you can access all the sections from anywhere, anytime. Make sure to remember your user name and password as you’ll need both, each time you sign into the class.
Once you are registered and logged into your account go back to the Online Flower Class Page and click the newly appeared ‘Start the Course’ button located under my photo on the upper right side of the page. Once you click that, a drop down class menu made up of ‘Parts’ and ‘Lectures’ will appear on the right side of the new page. Clicking each ‘Part’ will expand it into a series of ‘Lectures’ which you can click on one by one as you learn.
What is a Mosaic?
Mosaics are created with many small pieces of a choice materials strategically arranged into a unified composition. Some of the popular materials used by modern mosaic artists are stained glass (that’s what we’ll be working with), smalti, vitreous tile, mirror, stone such as marble among many other kinds stones, china, millefori, marble, beads, shells and even found objects.
In this class we will focus on creating opaque stained glass mosaics using the front mounting technique, what you might know as the taping method. We will be specifically learning how to cut glass for a project which the light will not shine through, but rather the light will bounce off the glass highlighting the beauty of the colors. All of the class projects should be grouted for aesthetic purposes.
This technique lends itself to creating work more fluidly without having to glue one piece of glass at a time which I find to be interuptive to the creative process. This way of working allows you to see your progress as you go but also leaves the freedom to make changes along the way. I’ve been using this exact technique to create all of my Fine Art Mosaics for the last 10 years and can’t imagine working any other way.
A Few Basic Components to Consider About Mosaics
- tessera (pl. tesserae) – meaning a cube or four-sided, originally referring to the small pieces of stone used to create ancient
mosaics. Today the term is used to refer to any single piece of choice material cut, shaped and used to create a mosaic.
- interstice – the space between the tesserae, an important design element that can sometimes be overlooked but it effects the success of the finished product.
- andamento – the overall visual effect or the movement in the mosaic created by the arrangement and direction of the tesserae which can be accentuated by thoughtful interstices.
- joint – refers to the ‘grout filled’ interstices between the tesserae. It often unifies the mosaic and gives it a finished look. The option of colors for the joints adds another design element to be considered which can further strengthen the overall effect of the mosaic.
- opus – refers to specific patterns with a unique adamento used to fill a mosaic section. There are various kinds of opus with specific names that are commonly recognized through out the long history of mosaics.
I hope that you will enjoy the class, the lessons I’ve prepared for you, the designs I’ve include in the class and our interactive facebook group page. Most of all I hope that you will learn a lot, create beautiful mosaic flowers and are inspired to continue creating your own mosaics following the class!
Materials and Tools.
Before getting started please review the list of tools and materials you’ll need to complete the class project.
- The access code for the Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class
- A Kasia Mosaics framed substrate or another suitable substrate of your choice.
- Stained Glass of Your Choice. For beginners I recommend: Spectrum Glass – Streaky and Wispy
and/or Pearl & Crystal Opal)
- A Glass Scoring Tool: There are options (Pencil Grip, Thomas Grip, Pistol Grip or Custom Grip)
- Running Pliers, Wheeled Nippers and Flathead Tile Nippers
- A black and/or sliver sharpie, pencil and eraser
- Eye protection
- An exacto knife, box cutter or scissors and a cutting-matt
- Board Paper, Tracing Paper and Glue Stick
- Good Quality Clear Packing Tape and Blue Painter’s Tape
- Adhesive: Weldbond and a craft brush for application.
- A soft surface material to cut on (a foam matt works well)
- Grout (I use the Polyblend #60 Sanded Charcoal Grout from Home Depot)
- Dust Mask
- Disposable Plastic Mixing Container
- Rubber Gloves
- Tarp or Newspaper
- Hand Broom and Dustpan as well as Broom and Dustpan