Hacienda Mosaico Artist Workshops



January 31 to February 6, 2016
Arrival Sunday, begin Sunday 7pm – 9pm – Depart Saturday

Carol Shelkin

NEW Workshop: Clay Forms in Abstract Mosaic Design

In this NEW, weeklong workshop students will be motivated to create unique clay stamp impressions, small tiles and textures in earthenware clay and Apoxie Sculpt that will be incorporated into their mosaic during the week in Mexico. Spend your first evening with clay and learn how to make original clay pieces that can be transformed into mosaic designs! Carol, with over 25 years of experience as a potter will lead you through various carving and stamping techniques to make your miniature and unique ceramic tiles and forms. Underglazing and firing techniques will be used which can give the surface more visual depth and character.

Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different textures, glazes and stamping methods and will receive handouts to know what supplies to bring to be incorporated in the their mosaic. Clay and under glaze will be supplied, fired and offered during the week to incorporate into a mosaic. A list of supplies will be given after registration.

This informative class covers clay techniques, proper adhesives when using a variety of materials, substrates, design/layout and artist techniques. Explore with both traditional and contemporary methods. Students are encouraged to experiment with color and texture to begin to discover the possibilities of clay merged in their mosaic for indoor display. No questions will go unanswered!

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No art or mosaic experience necessary

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Sunday night – Early Start / Sunday (7 – 9pm)
– We will begin to focus on working with earthenware clay to be able to load the kiln to be fired so our clay pieces will be ready to use later in the week.

ITNERARY: (Subject to possible change)
Sunday Night ( an added work night ) - We will begin early evening and create tiles & forms to be fired. (about 7 – 9pm)
Monday – Day 1 – We will continue to create tiles with a variety of clays.
Tuesday - Day 2 – We will continue to design our mosaic and developing the composition.
Wednesday – Day 3 – This will be a good day to explore the area, take a shopping trip, visit Sayulita or just go to the beach!
Thursday – Day 4 – We will be continuing to work on our tiles and painting with acrylic glazing and other brush techniques.
Friday – Day 5 – Our mosaics will have all the components to finally be composed and come together. Tiles and earthenware forms will be out of the kiln and we will paint the last of the clay pieces that haven’t been glazed.>
shelkin 2016  4 About the Instructor

Carol Shelkin, with her studios just outside of Philadelphia, is a professional artist with over 25 years teaching experience having attended PA Academy of the Fine Arts, USA, and Scuola Nazionale del Mosaico Restauro in Ravenna, Italy. She has shown her work both nationally and internationally in juried shows and galleries with her mosaic artwork being found in public installations and private collections. She has been invited to be a Presenter and Instructor at the Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ) Summit, the Society of American Mosaic Artist’s’ yearly conference and also offers workshops in Costa Rica, Canada, Spain, Morocco, Australia, Italy and Mexico and throughout the USA.

She is a founding member and President of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and a Juried Member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

Every year I go back to the Hacienda it feels more like my home away from home – full of art, inspiration and friends. January 2016 will be my sixth weeklong workshop! Sam has created a beautiful and relaxing retreat location, I never want to leave! This workshop is intended to prod you out of your artistic comfort zones with the security of our small, fun and sweet gathering of friends for the week. Let’s have fun!

~ Carol

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Limit: 12 students
Retreat & Workshop Price: $1,700.00
- 6 nights lodging (based on double occupancy)
- 5-days/ or nights workshop instruction
- 24/7 open studio time
- Breakfast and lunch daily served poolside in a tropical, poolside setting
- A welcome reception on Sunday
- Departure breakfast on Saturday
- Optional add-on excursions
- Flights not included.

• Carol’s website: www.Carolshelkinmosaic.com
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carol-Shelkin-Mosaics/219664810445
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarolShelkin
• Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/carolshelkin/

For Registration and Information about accommodations contact:
Sam @

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