Mantra Mosaics with Tami Macala (Outside at Clay Studio)
Date: Saturday, February 27
Levels: All levels welcome
Price: $120 (includes instruction, pre-made 8″ x 8″ board, and mosaic materials).
Teacher: Tami Macala
Description: The Mantra Mosaics workshop is designed to inspire and encourage you with feelings of freedom and creativity while working in a peaceful setting outside at Clay Studio. Tami will start by giving a quick introduction into mosaic art and how she became a professional artist and will then share her favorite materials for creating her Mantra Mosaics. A mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. Some people use affirmation words as their mantras.
Each workshop participant will be able to choose ceramic affirmation words created ahead of time and will be provided with a 8”x8” wooden board to create their Mantra Mosaic. Using a variety of mosaic materials, Tami will guide each participant in creating their personal and unique Mantra Mosaic. Tami’s whimsical approach to this project highlights how unique and special each Mantra can be while still following some of the elements of art such as color balance, shaping, and focal points.
About the instructor: Tami Macala, the artist behind All Cracked Up Mosaics, Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art, Mosaic Arts Online and its sister company Create Arts Online is a Santa Barbara local for over 15 years. Tami feels most at home in her work, thick with tesserae (mosaic materials), creative spark, working with clients, or teaching enthusiastic students. For over twenty years Tami has been a professional mosaic artist. In 2009 Tami started Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art and loves the opportunity to teach new and returning students all levels of mosaic art.
In 2016 Tami launched Mosaic Arts Online to give people all over the world an opportunity to learn online from her and other talented mosaic instructors their techniques and styles. When Tami is not working she and her husband love to cook, garden, travel, and hang out with their chickens!