workshops classes

Members of Colorado Mosaic Artists offer classes in the following regions.  Please click on their names to contact the instructors directly. If you teach mosaics in Colorado and would like to be listed here, we invite you to join Colorado Mosaic Artists.

2017 Workshops hosted by CMA

Hello CMA Members!
As mentioned at the last meeting we have a couple of fun new sculpture workshops that we are offering to our members.

***Kathy Thaden has had a few folks sign up already and space is limited to 12.

***In order to get this amazing deal from Katherine England we need a minimum of 20 participants.

If you have any desire to attend or participate in these workshops please don’t delay, sign up today!

Kathy Thaden of Thaden Mosaics
***Date’s have been changed to August 25th, 26th and 27th***

Mosaic-Ready Sculpture
During this three-day workshop, Kathy will help you flesh out your ideas so you can create an original piece of mosaic art!
Using wire mesh, mortar, other tools and materials you will learn to create your own original sculpture. These materials enable the mosaic artist to create a range of forms and shapes inexpensively, sturdy and ready to mosaic!
This workshop will include discussions and demonstrations covering such things as mixing and applying a durable mortar, materials used, safety concerns and more. This workshop is a must for anyone seeking to expand their sculptural mosaic horizons! No mosaic will be applied at this workshop, but you’ll be creating a unique three-dimensional form you can later mosaic with your own tesserae.

As the workshop draws nearer, Kathy will email guidelines to participants to help you explore ideas for your 3D form.

Materials provided:
Thinset mortar
Hardware cloth
Custom Wood base if needed

You’ll need to bring:
Wire cutters
Needle-nose and any other pliers
Leather work gloves for working with wire
Rubber or vinyl gloves for working with the thinset

Workshop runs three full days from 10:00am to 4:00pm
FridaySunday, Aug. 25th  26th and 27th, 2017
Location: CITC (Construction Industry Training Council) 646 Mariposa St. Denver, CO 80204
Fee:  $200 plus $20 materials fee = $220 Total

Please use the following link to register and pay for your workshop with Kathy. If you are a member please note on the form that you are sending $50 less so that CMA can reimburse Kathy for your credit. You still need to pay the minimum $50 deposit by August 1 to secure a spot. Your CMA discount will be taken off the balance due.

Katherine England of Katherine’s Studio

Online Lightweight Garden Sculpture
Katherine is offering her Online Lightweight Garden Sculpture course, normally priced at $200. This is a one-time offer for $100, which you can then use the $50 credit bringing the course to just $50!! Please take a look at the link below. But do not sign up there! This is an online workshop, so there is not a defined start and finish date.
How to sign up:

  • Please email me ( with your intent to join this course, and verify what email address you’d like to use for the course.
  • Please send a check (addressed to CMA) in the amount of $50 for members or $100 for non-members to me at:

Misha Moore
10240 W 8th Place
Lakewood, CO 80215

  • You will need to sign up by July 10th.
  • I will then get the appropriate information to Katherine and she will email you about the workshop from there.

These are both very unique opportunities for our members, please take advantage of the awesome opportunity

Picassiette Portraiture with Artist Gila Rayberg **This workshop is full but we do have a waiting list!**

Hosted by Colorado Mosaic Artists, Denver CO

September 22 – 24     3 full days, 10am – 5pm

$300 + $50 material fee (substrate, picassiette materials, glue grout)

Some previous mosaic experience recommended

In this workshop students will learn to create a mosaic portrait of their own choosing. Emphasis will be on picassiette, using dishes and pottery (in addition to other materials if desired) to develop texture and pattern within their work. Students are encouraged to bring some of their own unique finds (dishes, pottery, teacups etc.) to incorporate into and personalize their works. Part of the joy of picassiette comes from collecting materials. Thrift stores & yard sales finds are perfect, as is clearing out cabinets of chipped, cracked dishes, and those broken bits that you can’t bear to throw away, but would love to incorporate into your art! Bring extra to share ensures that there will be unique and surprising selections for all.

You will need to bring: Tools, additional picassiette materials, reference image – Gila will send each registered student a letter with specific instructions on choosing & preparing their reference for the workshop.

  • 10-5 pm Friday September 22nd
  • 10-5 pm Saturday September 23rd
  • 10-5 pm Sunday September 24th
  • LOCATION: CITC (Construction Industry Training Council) 64 6 Mariposa St. Denver, CO 80204 (6th and Mariposa St .)

Contact Barb Arne or 303-564-2048 to pay a 1/2 non refundable deposit or the full amount to reserve your spot, space limited.





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