MOSAIC ART CLASSES BY SONIA KING
Sonia teaches workshops both internationally and in various locations around the United States. Regular mosaic classes are also offered at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas in the spring and the fall.
"The goal of my workshops is to offer participants skills and knowledge that will be of benefit over the long term. I hope to impart an elevated sense of what mosaic art can be as well as both practical and artistic insights, enabling participants to push their work to the next level. The focus is on the discovery and development of each participant's artistic voice. I don’t want teach people to make one of ‘my mosaics’, but rather impart the skills and expertise that have helped me succeed in using mosaic as the medium for my personal self-expression. I am happy to share everything I know.
Mosaic is different for every one. I want to help people along the way in developing their own unique voice, figuring out what mosaic can be for them and move closer to discovering their own place in the world of mosaic art. The workshops are designed to be empowering and encouraging to mosaicists at all stages of their life in mosaic.
Technically, there is extensive work on cutting techniques, using various materials, laying styles and more as well as discussions covering a variety of topics including ergonomics, adhesives, substrates, tools, framing and hanging, the business of art, etc. Critical thinking and problem solving strategies for design and implementation will be used throughout the class. It doesn't matter what style participants work in or their preferred materials. Some will choose to explore something new while others will be helped to push their existing style and materials to new places.
Participants work on projects of their own choosing with lots of individual attention, dealing with issues specific to their own work. However, all class members are invited to participate in the discussions so there is a high level of learning from others in the class. Some prior mosaic experience is recommended. Diverse levels of expertise encourage discussions on a wide variety of topics. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with a great deal of meaty knowledge, that will be useful long after the class ends."
For more on Sonia's teaching ethos, click here.
International Mosaic Workshops
Integrating Found Objects into Mosaic
West Dean College Chichester, England
November 9-13, 2014
Working with found objects offers the opportunity for us to develop the judgment and restraint needed to create successful mosaics from multiple materials. These unusual tesserae work on multiple levels: as individual pieces with specific features and the addition of their own intrinsic meaning as objects. Adding these unexpected pieces emphasizes our focus on texture, reflectivity, scale and spacing. We’ll also work on the cutting and laying skills that are basic to the art of mosaic. (FYI, fully residential means room and board.) More info here.
5-day Intensive Mosaic Workshop "Working in White"
on the Greek Island of Paros Paros, Greece
June 7-12, 2015
Join Sonia for an intensive five-day mosaic workshop on the sun-drenched island of Paros in Greece. Paros is famous for the beautiful white marble that the ancient Greeks carved into statues like the Venus de Milo. We’ll take our inspiration from this amazing material and work all in whites, tone on tone. This will be a rare opportunity to enhance your mosaic skills in an inspiring and stimulating environment. More info here.
Classes in the United States (through December 2014)
The goal of these workshops is to offer an elevated sense of what mosaic is all about, a new way of thinking about your work and the knowledge to enable you to push to the next level. These are intensive, information-packed courses designed to enhance skills and develop artistic expression. The class will focus on sharpening skills and learning new techniques. Technically there will be extensive inquiry into cutting skills, using varied materials, laying techniques and broadening skills and knowledge. Participants work on projects of their own choosing with lots of individual attention, dealing with issues specific to their own work and style. However, class members are invited to participate in discussions so there is a high level of learning from each other's work. Specific topics will include (but not be limited to) cutting techniques and ergonomics, adhesives, substrates, framing and hanging as well as a wide variety of materials and tools, etc. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with a great deal of meaty knowledge that will be of use long after the class ends. Some prior mosaic experience is recommended.
Regular Mosaic Classes in Dallas
All classes are held at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, which is just east of downtown Dallas and off I-30. See map.
To register, please call the
Creative Arts Center at 214-320-1275.
Please sign up early as classes fill up quickly!
- Class supplies info
- Map to the Creative Arts Center & Hotel Info
- Feedback from previous classes
Ongoing Mosaic Classes
Dallas Schedule thru December, 2014 (There is a spring session and a fall session)
Various mosaic techniques are taught utilizing a wide range of materials, grouts, and adhesives. Students work on projects of their choice. Suitable for beginners and more advanced students. Supply fee includes use of adhesive, grout, glue and some tile.
Fridays, 9:30am - 12:30am FULL!
Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm FULL!
Fall session: Aug 29; Sept 5, 26; Oct 3, 24, 31;Nov 28; Dec 5, 12
$325 Members ($355 Non-Members) $35 supply fee
Fall session: Aug 30; Sept 6, 27; Oct 4, 25; Nov 1, 29; Dec 6, 13
$325 Members ($355 Non-Members) $35 supply fee