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Hosted by Karen Keyes at Colorado Hardscapes in Denver

Workshops and events coming up:
Martin Cheek’s ( 2 day workshop will be April 29-30–$350 plus $50 for materials. Misha has a new book of his available for purchase for $30 and he will sign it for you when he’s here, if you like.  Gila Rayberg ( will be doing a 3 day workshop in September–also $350 plus $50 for materials. Both of these will take place in Denver at 6th and Kalamath. Info has gone out about all of these events…email Barb or MIsha if you need more. And don’t forget our fabulous CMA library also has many fabulous mosaic books you may borrow and take home for inspiration.
NCAR in Boulder opening reception was well attended…People’s Choice votes were tallied and an announcement went out announcing winners…congrats to all! If you haven’t had a chance to see the show, please go check it out! ! It will be up until June 3rd at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder–
for info.
First invited guest artist Andi Burnum creates amazing mosaic realistic “photographs” of dogs with paper. She has been working in this medium for 16 years and mainly does commissions for family and friends. Check out her work at
Second guest artist speaker was Amy Clarke Moore, who works with teeny #15 Japanese seed beads and creates amazing photo-realistic painstakingly beaded embroidery.  Check out her Etsy shop Six Swans Flying. She also has written a book and sells bead embroidery kits for you to get started.
Member Jean Wilson spoke all about polymer clay and her mixed media work. She uses clay, glass, metal, fiber, and creates many of the tesserae she uses in her mosaics.
Member Barb Arne also shared her techniques for adding photographs under glass to your work.
We had a quick show and tell with Jean, Becki and Ron sharing recent work. Jean also shared a video of a news story recounting her work with kids at Crawford Elementary on their trash can project.

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@ Washington Heights Arts Center, Lakewood, Colorado

Thanks Alina Pelegrin for hosting and showing us how she teaches Mosaic 101!  Misha went over all kinds of mosaic adhesives, tools and an especially fun demo of breaking tempered glass.  Barb showed us the ins-and-outs of the morton glass cutting system, cutting a circle, a ring saw and grinder.  Marlea got all wet showing us her smart technique with a tile saw.  And Pam showed off the ancient technique of a hammer and hardie.  We had so much going on, there wasn’t even time to show off our own work!

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On Sunday January 8th, we had a really great meeting in Boulder. Julie Golden was an amazing host. We had our first of three official business meetings for the year. We opened with a question: “What is your favorite place to get your favorite supplies?” We were all excited by the new suppliers we had heard about. Everyone gave input on the 2017 schedule, the future of the CMA Grant, upcoming workshops and so much more. We set the bar high for 2017!

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