Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Class Added in San Diego Area: Mosaic Techniques and Applications

July 20, 2012
Friday 1 – 5 pm
Mosaic Technique and Practical Applications
Lecture/ Demo/ Q & A with Laurel True

Hosted by:
Norma Yuskos Studio, Encinitas, CA

To register for this class, please contact Laurel True:

Level: Any 

Class price $100

How to create beautiful and lasting mosaic projects almost anywhere - both indoors and outdoors.

This is a great technical class for students who want to gain a deeper insight into best practices for different types of mosaic applications on a variety of surfaces and in a variety of environments.

Class will cover the basics of exterior and garden applications, basic architectural applications and use of non- traditional surfaces and materials for mosaic.

Students will learn how to select the proper substrate for their project and how to properly prepare these surfaces to receive mosaic, as well as presenting and explaining the uses of a variety of essential adhesives. Special focus will be given to mixing and using thin-set.

Lecture and demo will also include a presentation and discussion of different types of tile and other tesserae and their uses and limitations, methods of setting, fitting tricks and working both on and off site in direct, double direct and indirect methods including the use of fiberglass mesh and tile tape.

Instructor will demonstrate proper tool use for cutting glass, tile, stone and other materials, including specialty cuts made by hand including carving and shaping techniques.

Finally, class will cover grouting techniques for any size project. Instructor will discuss when to grout and when it’s ok not to grout and the use of tinted thin-set as a setting bad for ungrouted work.

This class is great for the beginner and is also appropriate for the student who has already experimented with mosaics and would like to expand their knowledge to include exterior, garden or permanent installations and focus on best practices for all facets of mosaic creation.