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2017 Autumn and 2018 Winter Mosaic Courses


Backsplash Renovations

Dates: (FALL) Mondays, October 16 - November 6, 2017 (4 weeks)
            (WINTER) Mondays, January 15 - February 5, 2018 (4 weeks)


Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Artist's Studio, 1 Alexandra Street in Saint John 
Course fee: $125 (plus HST)

For details on the courses and to register... Register through UNB Extended Learning

Found Florals

Dates: (WINTER) Mondays, March 12 - April 2, 2018 (4 weeks)


Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Artist's Studio, 1 Alexandra Street in Saint John 
Course fee: $125 (plus HST)

For details on the courses and to register... Register through UNB Extended Learning

2016 Winter and Spring Mosaic Courses

 

The Mandala In Mosaic

 
Dates: Saturday, February 20, 2016

 
(SPRING) Saturday, April 16, 2016

Window Mosaics

 
Dates: Saturday, January 30, 2016

 
(SPRING) Saturday, March 19, 2016


Time: 9am- 4pm for all

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

For details on the courses and to register... 
Register through UNB Extended Learning

 

SPRING, SUMMER and AUTUMN MOSAIC COURSES 2015

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley 
Dates: 
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 -Window Mosaics

 
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 -Mosaic Mandalas

 
Saturday, July 11th, 2015 -Mosaic Birdhouses

Saturday Sept 19, 2015 - Window Mosaics

 
Saturday Oct 24, 2015 - Mosaic Mandalas

 
Saturday Nov 7, 2015 - Window Mosaics

 
Saturday Dec 5, 2015 - Mosaic Mandalas

Time: 9am- 4pm for all

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

For details on the courses and to register... 
Register through UNB

 

 

WINTER 2015 Courses through UNB

MOSAIC MANDALAS AND BIRDHOUSES COMING THIS FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates: Saturday, February 28, 2015-Mosaic Birdhouses

 
Saturday, March 14, 2015-Mosaic Mandalas

 

Time: 9am- 4pm for all

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST) 

 

 

AUTUMN 2014 MOSAIC COURSES

COME PLAY WITH ALL THE GLORIOUS TILE COLOURS TO CELEBRATE THE LEAVES OF AUTUMN!

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates:Saturday, September 20th, 2014-Window Mosaics 
Saturday, October 18th, 2014-Mosaic Birdhouses 
Saturday, November 1st, 2014-Mosaic Mandalas

Time: 9am- 4pm for all

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

For details on the courses and to register... 
Register through UNB

 

 

SPRING MOSAIC COURSES OFFERED 2014


Celebrate Spring by making a colourful mosaic!

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates:Saturday, May 24th or June 28th, 2014

 
Time: 9am- 4pm

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

For details on the courses and to register... 
Register through UNB

 

 

WINTER 2014 MOSAIC COURSES - SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2014

WINDOW SUNCATCHER MOSAICS

Sunshine streaming through a riot of colour. A plain window becomes a place to pause and take a deep breath, watching the sparkle of cut glass patterns.

In this workshop we will create a framed glass mosaic that may be hung in a window. It will be a “glass on glass” technique. Using silicone adhesive the glass tiles will be attached to a glass sheet within a picture frame. You will have instruction on the “glass on glass” mosaic making process and on how to safely and accurately cut glass tile. No mosaic making experience is necessary. Tools and tiles supplied. Each participant needs to bring an 8”x10” frame of your own liking with its’ glass insert. A material fee of $20 per participant - paid to the instructor - will cover all other supplies for your mosaic.

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates:Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

 
Time: 9am- 4pm

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

 


Register through UNB

 

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WINTER 2014 MOSAIC COURSES - SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 15TH, 2014


THE MANDALA IN MOSAIC

The word “Mandala” conjures images of saffron robed Buddhist monks. Mandalas have been used in meditation for thousands of years. Found around the world in many variations, the circular symmetrical patterns represent wholeness, all things sees and unseen, positive and negative, material and spiritual, cosmic and microcosmic.

In this workshop we will experiment with creating individual mosaic mandalas based upon the shapes and colours that you are inspired by on the day. We will play around with ways of manipulating shapes within symmetrical patterns and you will be instructed upon how to cut tile and how to work through the mosaic process. No mosaic making experience is necessary. Tools and tiles supplied. A material fee of $20 per participant - paid to the instructor - will cover all materials needed for your mosaic.

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates:Saturday, Feb 15, 2014

 
Time: 9am- 4pm

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

 


Register through UNB

 

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WINTER 2014 MOSAIC COURSES - SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014


FLIGHTS OF FANCY - BIRDHOUSES IN MOSAIC

Birdhouses just seem to beckon a person into whimsical acts of inventiveness in decoration. Riotous colours and architectural excess. Why not have a purple and orange house? Why not give your broken china a new life as roof shingle? The birds won’t pass judgement. Let your child side delight in adorning a home for your favorite chickadee.

In this 6 hour workshop we will learn how to prepare a surface for mosaic work, how to mix mortar and apply it and how to safely cut and nip tile to create your birdhouse beautiful! Participants are asked to bring a small wooden birdhouse (there are several designs available at Micheals for approx.. $8 each or less). If you have any materials that you would like to use such as broken china, pottery, glassware, shells, buttons etc. please bring them with you. Bringing tiling materials is not necessary though as all tools, supplies and tiles are provided for creating a complete house. A material fee of $20 per participant - paid to the instructor - will cover these materials for your mosaic.

Come play!

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates: Saturday, Mar 15, 2014

 
Time: 9am- 4pm

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

Register through UNB

 


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AUTUMN 2013 MOSAIC COURSES THROUGH UNB COLLEGE OF EXTENDED LEARNING IN SAINT JOHN, NB

Come and learn the ins and outs of creating a mosaic piece of art. In this one day course you will have a chance to learn a bit about the history of mosaic making around the world and what materials and designs are used traditionally and in contemporary works. Using mosaic tools and gorgeous glass and ceramic tiles, each person will design and cut a mosaic of their own to take home at the end of the course. No experience in art is necessary. Just come and play with the beautiful textures and colours of the tiles and see what happens!

A material fee of $20 per participant - paid to the instructor - will cover all supplies for your mosaic.

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates: Saturday, September 28 or Saturday, November 9 (1class) 
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John

 
Course fee: $110 (plus HST)

Register through UNB

 

 

MOSAIC COURSE OFFERINGS - NEW DATES FOR 2013

These courses are available through University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning... 
Please register through them at their website or by phone - 1-866-599-4646

Come and learn the ins and outs of creating a mosaic piece of art. In this one day course you will have a chance to learn a bit about the history of mosaic making around the world and what materials and designs are used traditionally and in contemporary works. Using mosaic tools and gorgeous glass and ceramic tiles, each person will design and cut a mosaic of their own to take home at the end of the course. No experience in art is necessary. Just come and play with the beautiful textures and colours of the tiles and see what happens!

A material fee of $20 per participant - paid to the instructor - will cover all supplies for your mosaic.

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

 
Saturday October 19, 2014

 
Saturday February 22, 2014

 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street,

 Saint John

 
Course fee: $75 (plus HST) 

 


MOSAIC COURSE OFFERED IN SAINT JOHN, NB SEPTEMBER 2012

I am offering "A MOSAIC CREATION" 6 week mosaic workshop in Saint John, NB this coming September. This is in partnership with UNB Saint John Extended Learning.

Come and learn the ins and outs of creating a mosaic piece of art. In this 6 week course you will have a chance to learn a bit about the history of mosaic making around the world and what materials and designs are used traditionally and in contemporary works. Using mosaic tools and gorgeous glass and ceramic tiles, each person will design and cut a mosaic of their own to take home at the end of the course. No experience in art is necessary. Just come and play with the beautiful textures and colours of the tiles and see what happens!

A material fee of $20 per participant - paid to the instructor - will cover all supplies for your mosaic.

Register at:  UNB College of Extended Learning 
phone (506) 453-4646 or toll free  1 866-599-4646

  
online at www.unb.ca/cel/programs/creative/saint-?

Instructor: Sheryl Crowley

 
Dates: Mondays, September 10- October 22, 2012 (no class on Oct 8- Thanksgiving)

 
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00p.m.

 
Location: Fractured Art Mosaics Studio, 1 Alexandra Street, Saint John 


Course fee: $100 (plus HST) 

 

 

NEW COURSE FOR May 5th 2012 at the SJ ARTS CENTRE

"Mosaics You Can Live With"

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 9a.m.-4p.m. 
Saint John Arts Centre 
1 Day Mosaic Workshop - Instructor-Sheryl Crowley

Mosaic making is about playing with rich coloured glass tiles and subtly beautiful ceramic shards to make a piece of art that is pleasing to the eye of the maker….that is you! It does not have to be any more complicated than that. In this one day workshop we will be playing all day! You need only bring your willingness to join in and some lunch money. All tools, tiles and necessary materials are supplied. You will leave with a mosaic of your own making and instructions and grout for finishing off your piece at home. You are welcome whether this is your first stab at mosaic making or you own your own nippers already. Feel free to bring favourite pottery shards, broken china, shells or other objects you might want to try in a mosaic piece. Come play!

 

 

NEW COURSES FOR AUTUMN 2011 at the SJ ARTS CENTRE

All courses are offered as 1 day/6 hour workshops through the Saint John Arts Centre. 
9am-4pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

Saint John Arts Centre 
20 Hazen Avenue 
Saint John, New Brunswick 
Canada 
E2L 5A5 
Phone: 506-633-4870 
Saint John Arts Centre email

Registration MUST go through them please.

“Flights of Fancy” -Mosaic Birdhouses 
Saturday, September 24, 2011 • Cost: $95

Birdhouses just seem to beckon a person into whimsical acts of inventiveness in decoration. Riotous colours and architectural excess. Why not have a purple and orange house? Why not give your broken china a new life as roof shingle? The birds won’t pass judgement. Let your child side delight in adorning a home for your favorite chickadee. 
In this 6 hour workshop we will learn how to prepare a surface for mosaic work, how to mix mortar and apply it and how to safely cut and nip tile to create your birdhouse beautiful! Participants are asked to bring a small wooden birdhouse ( there are several designs available at Micheals) and any materials they would like to use such as broken china, pottery, glassware, shells, buttons etc. 
Come play! 


“Feeling Framed” -Mosaic Picture Frames 
Saturday, October 29, 2011 • Cost: $95

Do you have piles of photos stuffed in an old shoe box or languishing on your computer??? Wouldn’t it be nice to get your favorite into a frame? Frames don’t have to be boring black or silver or mass produced. Come design and decorate your own frame to reflect your love of colours and textures. We will have beautiful glass and ceramic tiles to work with and no mosaic experience is necessary. 
In this 6 hour workshop we will learn how to safely cut and nip tile to create a stunning work of framing art! We will talk about how to generate designs and how to lay tile in patterns. Participants are asked to bring any materials they would like to use such as broken china, pottery, glassware, shells, buttons, beads, etc. 
Come play! 


“Putting Out The Welcome Mat…well…Welcome Sign” 
-Mosaic Greetings For Your Home 
Saturday, November 12, 2011 • Cost: $95

Creating a mosaic greeting sign to adorn the entrance of your home is a great way to play with number and letter forms in tile. The finished message may welcome or raise a chuckle. Up to you! 
In this 6 hour workshop we will learn how to safely cut and nip tile to create letters and number. I will be teaching a mosaic laying technique called the “Indirect Method”. We will discuss how to generate border pattern designs and how to determine colour choices to make your sign eye-catching. Participants are asked to bring a wooden plaque or board max. 8”x10” (choices available at Micheals). No mosaic experience is necessary. 
Come play! 


“Welcome The Season of Light” –Mosaic Candle Platters 
Saturday, December 10, 2011 • Cost: $95

As we come near to the darkest time of the year we yearn for the light to return. This mosaic project will be to create a reflective tiled plate that may be used to hold an arrangement of candles. The vitreous glass tiles will glimmer and bounce the wavering flames from surface to surface and maybe we can forget for a while that it is so dark outside. 
In this 6 hour workshop we will be working with a silicone adhesive on earthenware plates. You will learn how to safely cut and nip tiles to create patterns and images of your own design. We will discuss how to generate designs and how to determine colour choices and laying patterns to compliment the natural form of the plate. You are asked to bring ideas and images you might like to use as a jumping off point for a design. No mosaic experience is necessary. 
Come play!

 

"CRACKED ART FOR KIDS" MOSAIC WEEK LOTS OF MESSY FUN!

During March Break 2011 I had the chance to spend 5 afternoons working with children ages 5-9 at the Saint John Early Childhood Centre. We explored making mosaics from pebbles and found items by pressing them into a thin layer of sand and pouring plaster of Paris overtop. Then the children moved to working with more traditional glass and ceramic tiles to create two small mosaics on square bases. I'm not sure who learned more - me or them. We definitely got right into it and made daily messes! That is the fun though, isn't it???

You can find some pictures from the course in my "COURSES" section of the website.

 

 

UPCOMING MOSAIC COURSE October 30, 2010 start

From Broken Bits To Wow! - Making Mosaic Art with Sheryl Crowley

What is a mosaic anyway? All you have to do is to come stand in the Arts Centre lobby and look down. Beautiful, isn’t it? Mosaic making is about getting to play with gorgeously coloured tiles and letting your imagination flow as you place bits of tile, bead, shell, or even stones and broken china into patterns,creating a unique mosaic for you to take home.

We will explore design, colour,and cutting & laying techniques as it applies to mosaic making as well as the final stage-grouting. If you have any favorite sea shells, bits of broken china or pottery, or maybe a snail shell or lovely pebble then bring them along to use in your piece.

 Each participant will go home with a finished mosaic of their own making as well at some information on resources for futue mosaic work.

 
Ready to play?

Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 2010 (4 weeks)

 
• Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm (2 hours per week)

 
• Cost: $95

To register please go to: Saint John Arts Centre 
www.saintjohnartscentre.com/workshops.a?