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Mosaics for Beginners

About Instructor

This online course is the autumn2023 Smithsonian Studio Arts offering. Are you curious about making mosaics? This is the perfect opportunity to “jump in”. This course will provide an introduction, and build a solid foundation, based on the traditions and techniques that make this art form so intriguing. Course is weekly lecture, demonstration and work-a-long. Students select from 8 unique patterns designed by the instructor with a choice to work either in glass tiles or unglazed porcelain. This course is being offered specifically for beginners and projects are with our time frame in mind. Students should expect to work on their own for a few hours each week.


Make it Mosaic kits were designed by instructor Bonnie Fitzgerald. For this course, students are REQUIRED to purchase one of the kits. A 10% discount is being extended to students for the purchase of your kit and tool. Here is the link to view and purchase kits:  CLICK HERE  DISCOUNT CODE: JUMPIN.  Kit cost range is $69 to $75.

The workshop goal is for students to master the direct technique of mosaic fabrication. The kits were specifically designed as a place to comfortably “jump into mosaics” without concerns about ordering materials, what adhesives to use, design challenges and countless other considerations.

In addition to the kit you will need a LePonitt wheel tool.  You can easily purchase this at the time of your kit purchase, at a local stained glass store, or on Amazon: CLICK HERE TO AMAZON.

PLEASE PURCHASE LEPONITT WHEEL TOOL, IT IS THE BEST BUY FOR THE INVESTMENT!  Tools make our work easier and more enjoyable. Always buy the best tool you can afford.

SIGN-UPS ARE THROUGH THE SMITHSONIAN. Click PURCHASE to your right and you will be linked to their sign up page.

Tuition: Members $155, Non-Members $175


Start On October 11, 2023
Duration 4 Wednesday meetings
Level Beginner
October 11, 28, 25, October 1 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Price $165.00

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