InstructorKasia Polkowska
TypeOnline Course
DateOngoing
Student Enrolled39
(1 ratings)
Price$175
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How To Register

This five minute video will walk you through the website and class registration. Remember to save your username and password as that is your key to the class.

Note to Registered Students

Once you register for the class and your order is processed by Kasia Mosaics, you will receive a Welcome Email as well as an invite to the class facebook group page. 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.

This Can Be Your Next Project!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Create Substrates For Outdoor Mosaics

Another new feature of the Online Owl Class is the demonstration of how we cut and edge wedi board to create substrates for outdoor projects. We show and explain an easy hanging system for wedi substrates. Additionally we demonstrate gluing with thin-set and grouting and edging with epoxy grout to create a finished and durable mosaic for outdoor display.

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

Learn How To Cut and Shape Glass

In this class you will begin with tutorials and demos for how to use each of the 4 hand tools Kasia uses to create all of her own stained glass mosaics. It is recommended that you practice the technique for each tool prior to moving onto your first class project.

Following the initial demos, you will see Kasia cut out all of the shapes for Owl Design 1 in the main lessons of the class – you get to see the techniques used practically and can follow along with your own project.

Additionally, every class template (Design 2 – Design 8) comes with its own tutorial with more tips to help you while you keep learning. Plus each background tutorial comes with even more cutting tips.

Benefits of 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 owl.

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 beautiful mosaic. This Online Class comes with a full set of owl designs that may be used for a variety of hobby projects.

The additional owl 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.

Learn how to add a variety of background patterns to your design.

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.

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 – 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.

Examples of Completed Owl Mosaics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's Included

A lifetime access to the vast and detailed Online Class.

A set of 8 downloadable Owl Template PDF’s designed by Kasia.

Bonus video tutorials focusing on tips and tricks for each owl design included in the class.

Access to a private Facebook Group for the students to participate in, to ask questions and to share photos of their work.

What You’ll Need to Get Started

Please take a look to the left at the Free Preview of the Needed Materials in the Table Contents of the Class. There is a complete outline of suggested materials and tools you will need to create and indoor project. Included are some links to the harder to find items. There is a separate resource list visible only to the online students.

Additionally there is a second list of materials and tools needed for an outdoor project which will need 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.

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Past Student Discount

If you’ve ever taken a Kasia Mosaics Class, you can receive an additional discount on the New Online Owl Class!

* Students from the Online Flower Class saves $50: flowerstudent50* Students from the In Person Flower, Mandala Class saves $50: flowerstudent50

* Students from the In Person Owl Class saves $75: owlstudent75

To claim the additional discount, enter the appropriate code at checkout. Type it in and press the space bar to activate it – do not copy/paste.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not attended a Kasia Mosaics Class and attempt to utilize any of the above coupons, you will either be billed the outstanding payment or you will be removed from the Online Owl Class and will not receive a refund.

 

 

Online Learning

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.

Open to ALL LEVELS - a beginner as well as an advanced student will enjoy and benefit from the thoughtfully put together lessons.

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.

Included in the class, at no additional cost, is a set of 8 owl templates (sold separately to non-students at $39.95).

500+ students have successfully created an attractive mosaic based on one of the many templates that Kasia has designed with educational purposes in mind.

Learn from a professional Artist (BFA from Pratt Institute '06) with 10+ years of                experience in stained glass mosaics and a vast portfolio of art.
Learn to use hand tools 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 and outdoor mosaic wall art.

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.

Glue Your Mosaic as One Whole Piece

Once the Glue Is Dry, Peel the Tape

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.

Easily Test Your Color Choices

The Mosaic is Securely Taped For Lifting

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!

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Section 1Introduction
Lecture 1How To Register For The ClassFree Preview
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!
Kasia

Lecture 2Welcome to the Class!Free Preview
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.

Please Read this Full Section as it will help you navigate the website.

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.

IMPORTANT: Make sure to remember your Username and Password as you’ll need both, each time you sign into the class. Also remember that once you are signed in, you need to click the Start the Course button to access the class material .

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 3Materials 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. 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)
  • ruler
  • 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
  • towels/rags
  • hand broom and dustpan as well as broom and dustpan

Kasia Mosaics Online Owl Class Materials List

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).

 
 
Lecture 4What is a Mosaic?
Lecture 5Safety
Lecture 6Resource List
Section 2Getting Started
Lecture 7 Setting Up Your Work Station
Lecture 8 Choose From 8 Templates
Lecture 9 Making Stencils for the Templates
Lecture 10Choosing a Color Palette
Section 3The Substrate
Lecture 11Choose an Appropriate Substrate For Your Project
Lecture 12Creating an MDF Owl Silhouette Substrate For Indoor Display
Lecture 13Creating a Wedi Owl Silhouette Substrate For Outdoor Display
Lecture 14Rectangular Substrates for Indoors
Section 4How to Use the Tools
Lecture 15Materials List for this Section
Lecture 16Glass Scoring and Breaking - Straigth Lines and Curves
Lecture 17Wheeled Nippers and Random Shapes
Lecture 18Flat Head Tile Nippers and Circles
Section 5Cutting and Arranging the Glass Shapes for Our Projects
Lecture 19Tracing Stencils onto Stained Glass
Lecture 20Scoring and Breaking Glass Shapes
Lecture 21Arranging and Taping the Owl Sections
Section 6Completing Your Project
Lecture 22Gluing an Owl onto a Silhouette Substrate
Lecture 23Grouting A Mosaic Owl Silhouette
Lecture 24General Grouting Tips For Various Mosaic Projects
Section 7Background Pattern Tutorials
Lecture 25Brick Background with Brick Edging Tutorial
Lecture 26Broken Glass Pattern Background Tutorial
Lecture 27Freehand Mixed Rectangle Pattern Background Tutorial
Lecture 28Mixed Strips Background with a Striped Border Tutorial
Lecture 29Wave Pattern Background Tutorial
Lecture 30Leaf Pattern Background Tutorial
Section 8Additional Owl Template Tips
Lecture 31Owl Design 2 Tips
Lecture 32Owl Design 3 Tips
Lecture 33Owl Design 4 Tips
Lecture 34Owl Design 5 Tips
Lecture 35Owl Design 6 Tips
Lecture 36Owl Design 7 Tips
Lecture 37Owl Design 8 Tips
Section 9The End