Fascinated by an impressionist art? Admire John Singer Sargent's watercolors or a portrait by Rembrandt? All these artworks can be translated into a mosaic medium using stained glass as paint and cutting and nipping tools as brushes. Students will learn how to decipher the sequence in which the artwork was created, how to start, follow through and add finishing touches to the mosaic, and how to pick out proper colors and assign effective andamento (the flow). To ease the process of translation the students have a choice to use a double reverse method for glass working directly over the image. Because the layout takes place right on top of the image and the pieces are adhered to a sticky film first, the method makes the color and shape matching less complicated and the whole layout process faster. After the layout is complete, the mosaic is securely adhered to a permanent substrate.
Dates: September 29th (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) and Sunday September 30th (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.), 2018 Workshop will be held at the Benchmark School, 2107 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063
Cost for MSOP Members : $330.00, for non members : $365.00
Please note that students will supply their own stained glass. Yulia will contact you two weeks prior to the workshop to guide you in your image and color choices.
Registration closes September 16, 2018
MSOP's own Carol Shelkin, will be facilitating a workshop with MSOP on May 26 and 27 from 9 am to 4 pm. The theme of the workshop is "Impressionistic Realism in Mosaic Art Using Stained Glass." There are only 10 openings for the workshop.
Learn more information about the workshop by clicking here . Registration is through Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carol-shelkin-workshop-impressionistic-realism-in-mosaic-art-using-stained-glass-tickets-41853080691
Act today ...this workshop is sure to sell out quickly!
Participate in a day-trip from Philadelphia to NYC on 4/8/18 via private bus transportation. We will be participating in a subway mosaic tour with an experienced tour guide. We will meet at Philadelphia's 30th St Station at 8 am and arrive in NYC in time for an 11 am tour with Ruddy Harootian. After a lunch break at City Point, (not included in price), we will continue to tour the city's subway mosaics until 3 pm. The bus will leave NYC to return to Philadelphia at 5 pm with an approximate arrival at Philadelphia's 30th St. Station at 7:30 pm.
MSOP members can register early for the trip from 1/5/18 to 2/8/18 at a reduced price of $125. After 2/8/18, tickets will be open to members and non-members for a price of $145. Registrations will be done through Eventbrite : (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-mosaic-subway-tour-from-philadelphia-tickets-41806258645).
There are only 31 seats available so make sure that you purchase your ticket as soon as possible!
Our meeting will be held at Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park.
Our Featured Speaker will be Carol Stirton-Broad, who will present "A History of Mosaics".
This meetings' featured artists are Pat Buchanan and Kim White
The ATC theme is "Artists' Choice"
Looking forward to seeing you there !
Join the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia for a Town Hall Meeting! This meeting will provide an opportunity for members (and those interested in joining) to provide feedback, ask questions, identify opportunities for involvement, and brainstorm new ideas! Bring a dish to share! RSVP through Eventbrite (www.Eventbrite.com) or e-mail us at email@example.com (attn: Ricki Lent).
The January 21, 2018 meeting will be held at the Benchmark School.
Our main presenter will be Anabella Wewer
Anabella will be talking about her work, travels and training, and inspiration for her mosaic art.
Featured artist: Carol Rydel
ATC Theme: Winter White
Looking forward to seeing you there!
2018 Annual Members’ Show
April 1 – 30, 2018
Eilandarts Center at The Station 10 E. Chestnut St. Merchantville, NJ 08109 856-488-0750
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Mosaic Exhibition open to all 2018 paid members of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia. The Members’ exhibit will be held April 1 though April 30, 2018 at the Eilandarts Center, 10 E. Chestnut St., Merchantville, NJ 08109, about a 20 minute drive from Center City Philadelphia. The 2018 Members’ Show is a curated exhibition. Members can submit up to three pieces. One or more pieces per member will be selected for the show.
OPENING PARTY! All are invited to the Opening Party on Friday, April 20th at 5 - 9 pm. The opening coincides with Art Walk – a celebration of art throughout the town. MSoP will also have a demonstration table at the opening.
Enter by: Monday, March 5, 2018, midnight
Hear by: Sunday, March 11
Drop Off: Sunday, March 25, MSoP Meeting, 1 – 3:30 pm,
at Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Opening: Sunday, April 1
Party: Friday, April 20, 5-9 pm
at Eilandarts Center, 10 E. Chestnut St., Merchantville, NJ
Pick up: May 6, MSoP Meeting, 1 – 3:30 pm,
At Fresh Artists, 3510 Scotts Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
PLEASE GO HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FORMS
November's meeting will be held at :
2030 Springdale Road, Suite 400
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
The featured artist for November is Regina Coyle, who will present her artwork in addition to demonstrating some of her work processes. Alissa Nemeth Blumenthal and Claire Brill will also be presenting their work to the group. ATC Theme is "Found Objects".
Hope you can join us!
MSoP is heading to Baltimore for a visit to the American Visionary Art Museum!
See info below for dates, time and costs.
Date: Sunday October 22, 2017
Departs: 9:00am30th street station, Philadelphia by Motor coach
Returns to Philadelphia; 7:00 PM
Price: MSOP members$50.00 ($52.00 if Paypal) Non-members: $65.00 ($67.00 if Paypal)
Transportation and private tour included.
Lunch(not included in fee) atENCANTADA(encasntadabaltimore.com) at the museum
Excellent brunch/lunch(vegan options)
Friends and family invited!
Send check to:
Mosaic Society of Philadelphia
PO Box 9012
Collingswood, NJ 08108
You can use PayPal. The account is firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 6, 2017
Check out their website : www.avam.org
MSoP is Very Excited to announce that Dianne Sonnenberg is coming to Philly October 14th & 15th to teach her Mosaic Mandala Design workshop!
Space is limited and you must sign up by September 8th to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
Dianne is coming to us from Austin, Texas where she maintains an active studio and teaching schedule.
Our first meeting of the season will be on Sunday September 17th, 1:00- 3:30 pm at
3510 Scotts Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129.
Our presenter is Carol Stirton Broad, who will be sharing with us images and stories about her recent Moroccan adventure!
Our Trading Card theme for this meeting is "Anything Goes!"
Looking forward to seeing you there and then!
Our next meeting will be the opening of our Members Exhibition and MSoP's Sixth Birthday Celebration!
DATE: May 21, 2017
TIME: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Salus University, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, Pa.
Come and Celebrate!
Refreshments will be Served!
Guests are Welcome to Attend !
Meeting will be at Keneseth Israel , 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, Pa.
Featured artist : Brenda Gustin
Education Presentation: Jessica Liddell of Bella Mosaics
Photo Booth (bring a piece to be photographed)
Artist Trading Card theme: Movie or Book Title
Click on photo for complete information about this exciting workshop opportunity!
Our next general meeting will be held on Sunday January 22, 2017 from 1-3:30 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at Avalon Tile , 2030 Springdale Road , 08003
Our featured artist is Stacey Heller.
Regina Coyle , Susan Kelly and Carol Helmsley will demonstrate cutting stained glass and share tips on cutting tesserae.
The Artist trading card theme for the month is "Portraits".
Hope to see you there !
The next MSoP meeting will be held on Sunday November 6th at the Benchmark School. The address is : 2107 North Providence Road, Media, Pa. 19063. Judith Hokky is our featured artist and the topic for the meeting is "Tips and Tricks". The theme for the Artist Trading Cards is "Contrast" . See you there!
We are excited to invite Yulia Hanansen, an internationally acclaimed mosaic artist to teach at MSoP. She is a second-generation mosaic artist and has been professionally involved in mosaic making since 2001. The mission of her Mosaic Sphere Studio is to build public awareness about the quality of mosaics, and to exhibit the superb qualities of mosaic techniques.
"Flower Exploration in Mosaic Art: Contemporary Renderings"
When: 2 days, October 22-23.
Description: This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about contemporary renderings of flowers in a mosaic technique. The workshop will start with a presentation that discusses in detail ancient and modern representations of flowers and floral elements. A demo will be given on techniques, stylizations, and layouts. As a hands-on part students will create their own mosaic interpretation of a flower based on a photograph or a sketch using a traditional layout or Yulia’s signature brush-stroke technique. During the workshop students will also explore a color palette, flower details, composition, layout, and technical aspects of working with the stained glass modules. Images will be provided or bring your own upon approval of the instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Non-members are welcome to sign up!
PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE FROM YULIA 10/7/16:
Students will need to bring their own glass. Due to the crisis in the glass industry I am not able to supply any glass for the workshop. Please let the student know that they will have to bring their own glass. I hope they’ll understand. The workshop fee will be reduced to $20 as I’ll bring the rest of the supplies and handouts.
Costs : $350. (MSoP members), $390.(nonmembers) plus $45. materials. Workshop will be held in Willow Grove , Pa.
To Register: Send a check, M.O. or PayPal Attn: Yulia's Workshop
MSoP, PO Box 9012, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108
More information about Yulia Hanansen: Here
I hope you have all had a great summer and are looking forward to the arrival of cooler temperatures ! Our September meeting is set for the 25th, 1-3:30 p.m., and will be held at Fresh Artists in East Falls (freshartists.org). Their address is 3510 Scotts Lane, Building 30, Philadelphia, Pa. 19444. The topic this month is "Odd Ball Materials" and our (first!) "Focus Artist" presenter will be Robyn Miller.
This months ATC Topic: "Show Us Your Style!"
Artist Trading Card (ATC) ( 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" or 4" x 4" ). This is a miniature work of mosaic art that is created by you before the meeting, in the comfort of your own creative space, wrapped and traded during the mid-meeting break. Please place your name on the back of your artwork, so the receiver can thank you.
We welcome a new season of gathering and look forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations in mosaic you've created. Please bring in a mosaic you created to share.
You are welcome to bring goodies to share as well: cookies, cake, fruit etc. After the meeting, we will be able to linger a bit and chat with our friends. See you soon!
We are so proud to announce the 4th Annual Mosaic Society of Philadelphia Members’ Exhibit! Thirty six artists are participating, and the Artists Reception coincides with MSoP’s birthday celebration! Join us at Gratz College on June 26 at 1 p.m.!
( The original June 12 event at Gratz is rescheduled to June 26 )
Laura Lyn Stern
Susan M Kelly
Working in Greyscale Workshop
More information about Kelley Knickerbocker: Here
Time: April 18, 2016 10:00 - 5:00pm Monday
In conjunction with STRATA VARIOUS April 16 - 17 | It is NOT a requirement to have taken Strata Various. This workshop stands alone or in combination with the TWO offered workshops!
To Register: HERE
The Benchmark School | 2107 N Providence Rd | Media, PA
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Kelley Knickerbocker, Artist
To Register: HERE
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Image: Kim Emerson, “Ocean Dances”, Sun Harbor Marina, San Diego, CA
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