Hacienda Mosaico Artist Workshops



First Week: November 30 - December 6, 2014
Second Week: February 15 - February 21, 2015
Arrive Sunday, 5 day workshop, depart Saturday
Two NEW Weeklong Workshops to choose from!
(A second week is added by popular demand!)

Carol Shelkin

"Make Your Own Mosaic Art Workshop
Abstract, Realism (Portrait & Landscape) and Tempered Glass"


All levels from beginner to advanced welcome!
Mosaic experience helpful but not necessary.

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Mosaic is unique to all students and the goal in this workshop is to direct and assist each student develop, find their own style and create a beautiful work of art. You will learn how to develop an eye for mosaic and create a line drawing in realism if you choose this technique. There will be comprehensive PowerPoint presentations and students will begin to work on a mosaic of their choosing. You may bring your own photographic-model with approval from the instructor. Please contact the instructor for instructions. Photographic-models will be supplied if needed.

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In this workshop you will be guided through the process of composition and design, color choosing and understanding artists' tricks for an interior work of art in mosaic and a bit of history of art. Every student will be able to create his or her own mosaic to take home using the material of your choosing. You will be introduced to gradations and many colors and valuesand learning how to ďpaint with glassĒ creating a piece for interior display. You can also choose to work with black and white or grey scale. In this workshop students will use traditional and non-traditional mosaic techniques to understand abstract, realism, facial structure, landscape designs color, value and types of shadows.

Other subjects will include: composition, presenting your work to gallery owners, exhibitions, building a resume, pricing, photographing your mosaic art, proper adhesives, tools and materials for interior and exterior applications.

The lessons taught and instructions given will last the student long after the weeklong class is over. No question will be left unanswered. This workshop is designed to take the student to the next level of their artist journey.

Limit 12 students

A supply list and packing instructions will be sent after registration.

Breakfast and lunch on workshop days are provided.Mexican cuisine is prepared by Hacienda personal chefs and will be served poolside in an open air, tropical space filled with art, inspiration and margaritas!On Sunday evening, there will be a “Welcome Reception” upon arrival.The studio is available 24/7 and lessons will be offered daily.

Our group will also have the option to travel in comfort in a large, air-conditioned van for a visit to Sayulita, a quaint Pacific Coast town north of the city to visit Mexican Markets and shops. We will also have dinner at a beach restaurant and visit art galleries on the El Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
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Carol Shelkin Bio: Carol is a full-time artist and instructor in her hometown of Philadelphia, PA as well as teaches worldwide. She has shown her work both nationally and internationally, creates and installs public mosaics and works with community groups. Her work is represented in many private, public and corporate collections and has received many awards. Her studies include Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Fleisher Art Memorial. She has been published in several art publications and has been awarded the 2011 Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship by The Society of American Mosaic Artists for studies in Ravenna, Italy.

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A PERSONAL NOTE: I live in a little suburb just outside of Philadelphia. I live with my hubby JP after raising our children. I now have two grandchildren, Lily and Lola who continue to inspire me. My family and friends and the faces of the universe continue to be my muses. After closing my arts nursery school, I became a full-time artist/instructor in contemporary mosaic art in my hometown as well as being invited to teach worldwide. I love to travel. Iíve been teaching art for over 25 years and have taught many topics including wheel thrown and hand built pottery, oil painting, Ukrainian Egg Dying, sewing, Folk Art painting, history of art, embroidery and even beading in the 70ís. Studying art at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia College of Art, Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial and take workshops in Ravenna, Italy gives me the foundations of my style and I continue to learn every day. Iím honored to be invited to teach workshops worldwide such as in Australia and to be a presenter at the Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealandís (MAANZ) Symposium in Melbourne, Australia as well as teach yearly at the Society of American Mosaic Artistsí yearly convention. Iím a juried member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and President of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.


Retreat Price: $1,790.00 (based on double occupancy).

Lodging: 6 nights & 7 days
Mosaic ArtInstruction: 5 days
Unlimited Open Studio: 24/7.

Meals Included by the Haciendaís Personal chef: Sunday evening welcome reception, 5 full breakfasts & 5 lunches served poolside in a tropical setting and a Saturday departure brunch.
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Students are responsible to bring their own tools and supplies.

Free time: Two optional excursions to dinner at the beach, gallery crawl / or sightseeing and Mexican market in Sayulita.

Material list & instructions on packing will be sent after registration.


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