ONE-Day Workshop
Class/Workshop Starts

February 25, 2023 1:00 PM

Class Type:
Adult Class

Introduction to Mosaics – Glass & Ceramic Tile Creations!

3-hr Class / $60 - All Supplies Included. Saturday, February 25 from 1:00-3:30pm

Mosaics are one of the oldest art forms created and we have examples dating over 5000 years old! Mosaics can be made from just about any type of material including pebbles, seashells, gems, ivory, glass and ceramic tile.
In this class we’ll take a quick look at the history of Mosaics and then you’ll get a chance to create a simple Mosaic project using glass & ceramic tile.
The basic Mosaic construction process is fairly simple. First a TEMPLATE IS CREATED showing the outline of the item to be created. Then the MATERIALS ARE SELECTED to show your view of the item using different colors & textures. A hard base is used to build your Mosaic project upon. You then BREAK & NIP your materials into piece shapes that will bring out your artistic vision. You ATTACH YOUR PIECES to the backing using a glue adhesive. A GROUT IS APPLIED between the pieces which adheres everything together and provides a smooth surface. And finally a SEALENT IS USED to help protect the grout lines and your materials. There are lots of ways to embellish the artistic look of Mosaic projects and we’ll discuss some of these ideas.
Come join us for a fun look at Mosaics and how to create them and take home your own Mosaic project!
Register for This Class
Chris Lyons
Your Instructor

Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons is a stained-glass instructor who has worked in the medium for over 30 years with a focus on the copper-foil technique and Tiffany lamp creation. Chris has also worked in many other types of glass work including lead-came construction, hot glass, mosaics, glass art pattern design, flat panel creation, 3D object development (including candleholders & terrariums) and both panel and rounded Tiffany-style lamps. He has a deep understanding of stained-glass manufacturing techniques and a wealth of knowledge regarding glass types and how to make glass selections for projects. His studio, Glass Visions is now located in downtown Springfield and Chris offers a full set of specially designed stained-glass classes from Intro to Advanced Lamp Making. He also offers stained glass & supplies, does repair work and is available for commission work. Chris also offers a complete electronic book on the copper-foil technique covering all aspects of the art form which is used as the basis for his Beginning Stained-Glass class.

Chris Lyons
Your Instructor

Other Classes You May Enjoy