Staff Artists - Mosaics

This is our catalog of Mosaics classes. Call 512-380-0770 to register for classes, or to be placed on the interest list for those classes not yet scheduled. Better yet, signup for our mailing list and receive automatic updates of upcoming classes.
Mosaics Classes
Glass on Glass Mosaics - Stained Glass Style!
Instructors: Mindy Graber and Lisa Sejnowski
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Another new glass on glass mosaic class with a flare....a stained glass flare! In this 5 week class, you create a beautiful 9"x14" hanging glass panel by combining mosaic and stained glass techniques and designs. Using your choice of a stained glass pattern as the basis for your design, you will construct and solder a lead frame (with hangers) around clear pane glass. You will then spend the next 3 weeks cutting and glueing stained glass onto it in a combination of mosaic and stained glass pattern techniques, and then grout the 5th week.

Tuition: $225

All lead, solder and glass will be provided. But feel free to bring some of your own favorite beautiful glass from home!
This is a beginner level class, but basic glass cutting would come in handy. Tools will be provided, but purchase of these basic glass cutting tools is highly recommended. These will be made available for purchase during class.


This 5 week class meets on Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:00pm

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on an interest list.

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Mosaic Vase with Fused Elements
Instructor(s): Mindy Graber and Terry Mothersole
In this new class, learn how to mosaic glass elements onto a clear glass vase and build your own fused glass elements to incorporate into your design!

Join our mosaic instructor, Mindy Graber, and our fused glass instructor, Terry Mothersole, for this 5 week Monday night session class which will take your mosaic skills to a new level!

The first week, some basic 3D mosaic skills and design ideas will be covered for implementing your design on glass. Then, you will receive some basic glass fusing knowledge to create some small fused glass elements, including glass nuggets, that will be fired in the kiln overnight. All the glass for your mosaic elements will be made available. Feel free to bring or purchase other elements (like small tile, jewelry, etc).
You will have 3 weeks to mosaic your vase, with grouting in the 5th week.

Tuition: $225

All lead, solder and glass will be provided. But feel free to bring some of your own favorite beautiful glass from home!
This is a beginner level class, but basic glass cutting would come in handy. Tools will be provided, but purchase of these basic glass cutting tools is highly recommended. These will be made available for purchase during class.


This 5 week class meets on Monday nights from 6:30-9:00pm. Next class TBD. 

Open Studio
Instructor: Mindy Graber
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This is a 3 week, individually-paced studio time with our staff mosaic artist, Mindy Graber.

Bring in your current project (just starting or in progress) and Mindy can answer questions you might have, give design ideas, share techniques, and show you how to work with new materials that can help you add dimension and pop! Open studios are a great way also to work alongside other mosaic artists and collaborate!

It is encouraged for you to bring your own tools, but some will be available for use. No mosaic elements or materials will be supplied, but will be available for purchase at Blue Moon.

Due to space limitations, projects can not be stored at Blue Moon.

Prerequisite: At least one beginner class or equivalent experience needed.

Tuition: $95.

Next studio time TBD.

Please call 512-380-0770 to get on interest list.

Kaleidoscopic Mosaic Mirror
Instructor: Mindy Graber
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Create an 18"  burst of colored glass and shapes while exploring the use and concept of concentric circles of mixed media materials all surrounding a 7" mirror. In this 4 week mosaic class for all levels, you will go from design, to creating your piece, to grouting and having it ready to hang by the last class. Basic glass cutting, grinding, and nipping will all be covered as we progress in construction. A great way to bring creative art and function together.

Supplies that will be included: an 18" round Wedi board substrate, glue, hangers, grout, and a 7" mirror. As well as plenty of colorful stained glass, vitreous tiles and more. 

There will be many other materials available for purchase at Blue Moon, such as Italian smalti, mirrored tile, millefiori, and other treasures you may discover in the store. You are welcome to bring personal small mementos of metal or stone to add to your piece.
Tuition $205.
This is a Tuesday night class for all levels
that will run for 4 weeks from 6:30-9pm.
Next class will start June 19th, 2018.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.

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Tea Cup Air Plant Mosaic
Instructor: Mindy Graber
In this 3 week beginner mosaic class, you will create a beautiful wall hanging for your air plant! Choose from an array of unique half mugs, already cut and ready for attaching to a 10” square Wedi board substrate. The top of your substrate can be shaped as you desire during the first session and tubing inserted for the hanging wire.
You will mosaic the Wedi surface, incorporating your mug into your design! You will have materials available such as scrap glass and other assorted mixed media elements. You are welcome to bring additional personal pieces to add to the unique flavor of your creation. (air plant not included). The first two sessions will be designing and building your design, finishing with grouting in the 3rd session.
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Tuition for this 3 week class is $165.
This is a Monday night class, from 6:30 - 9:00pm.
Next class TBD.

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on an interest list for next class!

Birds and Flowers
Instructor: Mindy Graber
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In this mixed media mosaic class, you will learn how to prepare, design, cut, grind and adhere various glass and mixed media pieces while creating a beautiful one of kind bird or flower! 

‚ÄčA pre-cut 1/2" wedi substrate (about 10" in length), tools, glue and grout will be provided, along with a beautiful assortment of stained glass, vitreous glass tiles, and glass rods.
There will be other materials available for purchase at Blue Moon, such as Italian smalti, mirrored tile, millefiori, and other treasures you may discover in the store. You are welcome to bring personal small mementos of metal or stone to add to your piece.
Tuition for this 3 week class is $165.

This is a Tuesday night class, from 6:30-9:00pm.
Next class starts Tuesday, July 17th, 2018.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.

Outside the Lines....See Beyond the Substrate!
Instructor: Mindy Graber
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This 5 week beginner mixed media mosaic class will focus on using your creative vision to explore various techniques and have fun coming up with ideas that expand our thinking away from the straight edges of the substrate. Starting with a 10”x18” Wedi substrate, you will cut, design, construct, grout, and prepare your piece of wall art!
Tools, glue and substrate will be provided, along with a beautiful assortment of stained glass, vitreous glass tiles, and glass rods.
There will be other materials available for purchase at Blue Moon, such as Italian smalti, mirrored tile, millefiori, and other treasures you may discover in the store. You are welcome to bring personal small mementos of metal or stone to add to your piece.
Tuition is $225.
This is a 5 week Tuesday night class, from 6:30 - 9:00pm.
Next class TBD.

Mosaic Bling!
Instructor: Mindy Graber
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Come join us for a creative make-and-take and create two handmade mosaic jewelry pieces.

In this two hour session, you will learn how to use Apoxie Sculpt in pendant and ring base substrates.  We will have quite a variety of beautiful silver and copper plated bases to select from!  By adding small mosaic pieces including murrine and glass in these substrates, you can experiment with your own design style and create your own bling!

Tuition is $95.
Price includes over $40 of materials - silver or copper plated pendant and ring bases, Apoxie Sculpt, murrini,  millefiori, and stained glass.

Next class is Tuesday, August 7th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.


Open Studio for Fused Glass Mosaic Elements
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
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Add a whole new dimension to your mosaic projects by making your own unique elements. 

Come work along side other mosaic artists in this 3 hour daytime studio, and share the kiln fusing charges. Come with ideas on what you would like to fuse, and/or come and just experiment by filling up a kiln shelf with pieces of glass and see how they change!

Previous fusing experience is recommended if you want to create layered elements, since you have to use glass that is compatible in the kiln. 

Tuition is $30. Please feel free to bring your tools.
To fill up a 10" square kiln shelf, would be $15 to fire. To fill up a 13" square kiln shelf, would be $25 to fire. You can select to do a Full Fuse or a Tack Fuse.

 
Next open studio TBD.