This is an extended online version of Kasia’s popular Stained Glass Mosaic Owl Workshop. Everything covered in the original workshop, plus a lot more has been documented in detail and organized into easy to follow sections with videos, supplementary written lessons and photos. Once enrolled in the class, students have a lifetime access to all the class material and project templates from anywhere in the world.
I have learned a wealth of information about safely cutting stained glass. ~ Jackie from New York
No prerequisites or drawing skills are needed to be able to successfully complete one of the various class projects. 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. For a glimpse of what the class entails, scroll down for the table of contents of the many lessons.
A Set of 8 Whimsical Owl Templates Is Included
Beautiful designs specifically created with optimal learning are unique to Kasia’s classes. Learning is made easier and more fun when you know you’re working on a pattern that has yielded beautiful results over and over.
500+ students have successfully created an attractive mosaic based on one of the many templates that Kasia has designed with educational purposes in mind.
The Front Mounting Technique For Glass Mosaics
Many beginners glue their mosaic projects one piece at a time. This can be very tedious, messy and interruptible to the creative process. The front mounting technique for stained glass mosaics more commonly known as the tape method makes the whole mosaic process much more enjoyable and less time consuming. You get to work on your mosaic without the pressure of gluing as you work. This technique also allows you to change your mind and to edit your project as you make progress.
You can easily test your color choices, especially for backgrounds. Because your mosaic is not glued onto a substrate, you can easily lift it up and place it over different colored sheets of glass as seen below.
Learn How to Cut and Arrange Background Patterns
This class not only goes over use of a silhouette substrate (both for indoor and outdoor display) for your owl project but also a rectangular one which can be either framed or edged with a mosaic. Below you can see five of the class designs as silhouettes prior to the background pattern being added.
Six different background patterns for a rectangular mosaic will be demonstrated, each in its own tutorial. Below you can see five of the six backgrounds being built.
Take a look below at the completed owl mosaics, each one with a different background pattern that is shown in a separate tutorial. All six projects are 20″ x 14″ in size.
The Class Table of Contents
Take a look below at the vast lesson plan for this online class. This is a full course that can be enjoyed over months of time, more like a college course rather than what one might be accustomed to from other online art classes. Students are encouraged to first follow the class in the order of the Sections and Lessons for best results and upon completion to refer back to specific lessons for refreshment. Each lesson is made up of not only videos but also supplementary written material as well as photos.
The class comes with 8 project templates. Each one teaching the student new lessons in glass cutting and arranging. Additionally each template gives the opportunity to explore creating new color relationships. Students can mix and match background patterns to each of their project – each pattern is explored in a separate tutorial. Each project can also be made for either indoor or outdoor display. Appropriate substrates, adhesives and grouts are suggested for each one.
The best part of the class is not that even a beginner with no mosaic or art experience can create a full set of these beautiful mosaic owls but that he or she will walk away with a solid foundation in stained glass mosaics. This class encourages practice of a new craft through repetitive learning. Students walk away with the knowledge and technique to take their own artwork to the next level!
How To Register For the Online Owl Class
This 4 minute video will walk you through the website and the class registration. Remember to save your Username and Password as that will be your key into the class each time you’d like to watch it. Students receive instant access to the class upon registration.
As mentioned above, you get to start watching the class right away after you buy the class. Additionally you will receive a Welcome Email as well as an invite to the Class Facebook Group Page – this part may take a couple days as Kasia processes each class order manually. Both will be emailed to the email address associated with the paypal account used to purchase the class. If you would like this info to be sent to a different address, please notify us after you register.
I hope you decide to join our class!
Welcome to our Class
Now that you have registered for the class, you are ready to start! To enter the class, remember to log into your account each time and click the newly appeared ‘Start the Course‘ button located under my photo on the upper right side of the Online Flower Class Page.
Once you enter the class, take a few minutes to click around to get familiar with the format. Look to the right at the drop down class menu which is made up of ‘Parts‘ and ‘Lectures‘. Clicking each ‘Part‘ will expand it into a series of ‘Lectures‘ which you can click on, one by one, as you learn. You can see this demonstrated in the video below.
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. At the bottom of the page, there is a supplementary list for additional materials and tools needed for outdoor projects.The included links are meant to help you get familiar with some of the harder to source materials.
- access to the Kasia Mosaics Online Owl Class
- a printed template form the downloadable template section of the class
- a suitable substrate (a Kasia Mosaics owl silhouette substrate may be purchased through this site though you can also create your own owl silhouette substrate at home or use a rectangular board and create a background for your owl.)
- stained glass of your choice. For beginners I recommend: Spectrum Glass – Streaky and Wispy and/or Pearl & Crystal Opal)
- a glass scoring tool – some options are: 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
- large sheet of paper (if you are adding a background to your owl)
- an exacto knife, box cutter or scissors and a cutting-mat
- board paper, tracing paper and glue stick
- good quality clear packing tape
- blue painter’s tape
- adhesive: Weldbond and a craft brush for application.
- a soft surface material to cut on (some popular choices are 1/8″ foam mat, homasote board, short carpet, cushion paper (I use indented kraft paper that comes with my glass order)
- grout (I use the Polyblend #60 Sanded Charcoal Grout from Home Depot)
- disposable plastic mixing container (used yogurt containers are great)
- rubber gloves
- eye protection
- dust mask
- tarp or newspaper
- hand broom and dustpan as well as broom and dustpan
Additional Materials and Tools for Outdoor Projects.
An outdoor mosaic needs to be glued to a substrate suitable for the outdoors with an adhesive suitable for outdoors and it needs to be grouted with an outdoor grout. Some materials from above (substrate, adhesive and grout will need to be substituted with items from the list below).
- wedi board – www.mosaicsmalti.com carries various sizes of 1/2 boards and ships outside of US
- Alkali-Resistant 2in Self Adhesive Mesh Cement Board Joint Tape
- putty knife or palette knife
- white thin-set compatible with glass and suitable for outdoor projects (dry or premixed) White Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar
- 80 grit sand paper
- hanging system
- Laticrette SpectraLOCK epoxy based grout (best choice for outdoor projects – it does not need sealing)
- respirator (I recommend wearing one whenever working with epoxy based products)
- popsicle sticks
- grout spreader (plastic or cardboard strips)