InstructorKasia Polkowska
TypeOnline Course
DateOngoing
Student Enrolled120
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Price$150
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Note to Registered Students

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Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class
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The Making of a Mosaic Flower

Watch the short video to get a glimpse into the creation of one of the class flowers.

Learn to Use Hand Tools

The Basic Tools
Pencil Grip Glass Scoring Tool
Wheeled Nippers
Thomas Grip Glass Scoring Tool
Running Pliers
Pistol Grip Glass Scoring Tool
Flathead Tile Nippers

Impressive Results

The high quality of student work from Kasia's Online Class reflects the strength of the course.

For many students, the online class project is their first mosaic ever, even though it looks very polished and professional.

Many students choose to create more than one flower, coming out of the class with a set of flowers that creates a beautiful display to brighten up any room in the home.

Other students choose to use the class templates to further build on their foundation and explore other creative ways to mosaic such as for example a mosaic side table seen in the photos below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's Included

A lifetime access to a detailed 3.5 hour Virtual Video Instructions covering the whole stained glass mosaic process involved in creating one of Kasia’s class flower mosaics that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Additional video tutorials focusing on tips and tricks for each flower design included in the class - a new tutorial is being added every couple of months until all the flowers are covered.

A set of 12 downloadable Flower Template PDF's designed by Kasia. Additional designs may be added occasionally as the class is updated.

Access to a private Facebook Group for the participants of the class to participate in, share questions about the process and photos of their work.

What You’ll Need to Get Started

Below is an outline of suggested materials and tools you will need for the Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class. Included are some links to the harder to find items. Kasia-Mosaics-Materials-List
  • Access to the Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class
  • A printed template form the template section of the class
  • a suitable substrate
  • 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
  • Towels/Rags
  • Hand Broom and Dustpan as well as Broom and Dustpan
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Online Class Gift Voucher

You can now buy the class as a gift for someone special and present it to them at a later date.

Click here to learn more: Online Class Gift

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Online Learning

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
Learn to cut and shape stained glass specifically for mosaics.
Learn to arrange and fit glass into a mosaic composition.
Learn the taping method also know as the front-mounting technique.
Learn to glue and grout indoor mosaic wall art.

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 kpolkowska@gmail.com 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 kpolkowska@gmail.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

$50
  • 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

$100
  • 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

New Student

$150
  • 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.

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Section 1Introduction
Lecture 1Welcome to the Class!Free Preview
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!

Thank You,
Kasia

Lecture 2Materials and Tools Needed for the ClassFree Preview
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
  • Towels/Rags
  • Hand Broom and Dustpan as well as Broom and Dustpan
Lecture 3Safety
Lecture 4Resource List
Section 2Getting Started
Lecture 5Setting Up Your Work Station
Lecture 6Choose an Appropriate Substrate
Lecture 7The Templates
Lecture 8Making Stencils for a Flower Template
Lecture 9Choosing a Color Palette
Section 3How to Use the Tools
Lecture 10Materials List for This Section
Lecture 11Glass Scoring and Breaking - Straight Lines and Curves
Lecture 12Wheeled Nippers and Random Shapes
Lecture 13Flathead Tile Nippers and Circles
Section 4Cutting and Arranging the Glass Shapes for Your Mosaic
Lecture 14Things to Consider While Cutting Glass
Lecture 15Tracing Stencils onto Stained Glass
Lecture 16Scoring and Breaking of the Glass Shapes
Lecture 17Arranging and Taping the Flower Petals
Lecture 18The Central Elements of a Flower
Lecture 19Working on the Background Pattern
Section 5Completing Your Project
Lecture 20Gluing Your Mosaic
Lecture 21Grouting Your Mosaic Without a Kasia Mosaics Frame
Lecture 22Grouting your Mosaic with a Kasia Mosaic Frame
Section 6Additional Turtorials
Lecture 23Design 2 with Added Leaves Tutorial
Lecture 24Design 3 Tuturial - Coming Soon!
Lecture 25Design 4 Tuturial
Lecture 26Design 5 Tutorial
Lecture 27Design 11 Tutorial