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VIRTUAL: Mosaic ACT: Abstract, Color & Texture

NOTE: This workshop is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please click blue button.

Explore abstract composition choosing from some images provided, then deconstructing it into something new. You will create with materials in a single hue consisting of miscellaneous glass and other random objects.

The workshop will be taught online with Zoom so good internet access is a must! Each session will include a brief meditation on creativity and inspiration.

This workshop should particularly benefit those who want to explore a limited color palette and work in the abstract while responding to a variety of materials to give voice and texture to your design. A variety of materials will be provided for your monochromatic mosaic, adding texture, depth and dimension. Previous mosaic experience is helpful but not necessary.

Your registration includes a mosaic kit which will be mailed to you (tools not included). Students with some basic mosaic experience may learn further mosaic fundamentals and how to apply those techniques to their art. Please see below for items participants should have on hand.

Instructor Kathy Thaden’s award-winning mosaics have been exhibited across North America. Kathy describes working in mosaic as “a transforming process. The pieces are broken, shaped, fit together and made whole again – finding beauty in the brokenness.”
Please email Kathy@thadenmosaics.com with any questions. www.thadenmosaics.com

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – April 27, 29, May 1, 2021
1:00-4:00pm MST
3 sessions x 3 hours
Cap: 12 participants

Mosaic kit (tools not included):
Wood panel
Non-toxic glue, and mortar adhesive
Miscellaneous glass
Stone, ceramic and assorted items

Items to have on hand:
Any glass cutting tools you may have (dual-wheel cutters, compound nippers, etc.)
Sketchpad/notebook, pencils, markers, etc.
Scissors, tape
Hobby tweezers, dental picks, palette knife, etc.
Small containers, paper plates can be helpful for sorting glass bits
Safety glasses – recommended (your own glasses will do)
Any small objects: shells, coins, beads, pebbles, buttons, etc.
Mask – for mixing mortar
Apron – optional

Suggested $250
+50 – $300 (to support others)
-$50 – $200 (fixed income or need support)



  • Kathy Thaden
    Kathy Thaden

    Kathy Thaden links her art to her faith — expressing awe at creation and the Creator — whether abstract pieces, liturgical commissions or mosaic sculpture. The possibilities are infinite — working with thousands of bits of glass and different materials is exciting, and the variations in texture have given Kathy a new approach to mosaic art. Kathy recently came across this quote from Trappist monk Thomas Merton, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

    Kathy’s study of fine arts and degree in Commercial Art led her to a 25-year career in television art direction. Kathy won numerous honors for her graphic design, animation, and set design, including seven Emmy Awards. Seeking something more tactile, Kathy’s creativity now flows through contemporary mosaic art. Working with glass is a transforming process. The pieces are broken, change shape, fit together, then made whole again — sometimes in surprising ways. Kathy’s award winning work has been shown across the US and Canada. Kathy also creates commissioned mosaics including liturgical art. A Professional Member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the Episcopal Church & Visual Arts, Kathy is also founder and past-President of Colorado Mosaic Artists.


Apr 27 2021 - May 01 2021



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