Mosaic glass paintings are never static. In the course of the day they are animated by changing light, their patterns wandering across the floor, inviting your thoughts to wander with them. They were essential to the fabric of ancient churches, illuminating the building and the people within, both literally and spiritually. Complex patterns of different coloured glasses are used to create a stunning effect. You can see the way the uneven handmade glass distorts the light, giving a natural organic quality with bubbles trapped forever in the heart of the glass – bubbles that were frozen in as the hot liquid cooled.
Do you love the beauty of mosaic glass? Are you curious how these beautiful pieces of colored glass can be randomly placed on a canvas and somehow develop into an object we recognize? Creating a mosaic glass painting is like creating your own jigsaw puzzle using mosaic glass. If you are a beginner to painting or if you are a very experienced artists, these classes will inspire and amaze you.
I create mosaic glass paintings using acrylic paint and a transparent strong glue which allows the beauty of the acrylic paint to compliment the vibrant color of the mosaic glass. Both blend together in a unique way, creating a painting that changes based on the light and your viewing position. You don't have just one painting but several different ones, based on the time of day.
Without the right supplies and without the right teacher, creating a mosaic glass painting can be overwhelming and discouraging. Learn the right way to use mosaics. A mosaic class will allow you to avoid the expensive mistakes and frustrations made during the learning process.
Take a mosaic class with professional artist, Meg Quinlisk. Her classes are easy, fun and very empowering. After creating a mosaic glass painting in Meg's class you will be ready to create one on your own. The possibilities are endless, beautiful and exciting.
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Why explore your creative side?
Stimulus of the creative mind allow the student to positively isolate from reality, which provides a mental rest that lowers stress and generates relaxation and happiness feelings. Working in a non-competitive, relaxed environment (the teacher plays a major role here) will enable the student to greater personal achievements; this will strengthen his/her individuality and self-esteem.
People who immerse themselves several hours painting or creating something enter a purer area, in a very strong state of concentration; they abstract themselves from their surroundings and time passes by without noticing it. Physical pains fade away; it is almost like entering another dimension without leaving our body. This concentration state is called Alpha; one part of the brain is conscious and the other pulls the unconscious out. There is more creation because a pure energy is transmitted to what´s being created, and we can spend hours without feeling tiredness, pain or other conditions (unlike other activities.) This is a state similar to that achieved through praying, meditation, music, aromatherapy, and being in love. There have been cases of miraculous temporary healing in painters, musicians who, when in this state, are able to move their atrophied hands or don´t feel pain when creating or executing. I have first hand experience with this concept. Painters Renoir and Gauguin and musician Andrés Segovia are examples of this.
Adults who learn to create a mosaic glass painting learn to persevere and are encouraged to create something that belongs only to them, a personal project, unique and enormously satisfying.
Creating art stimulates both the left and right brain hemispheres. The first deals with the rational, logic elements and the second one maximizes our creativity and emotions. Creating art is helpful during the growth and development stages of children as well as in adulthood when it is very valuable to fight illnesses like Alzheimer. Creating art boosts imagination; the imagination of Alzheimer patients, whose memory starts to vanish, is strengthened. Emotions are part of the creative world we all have inside. Making those emotions flow through art helps create harmony between the heart and mind, which leads us to experience happiness, love, empathy and peace. Within this chaotic world we live, the visualization and relaxation that we obtain through art are tools that in the long run, benefit our emotional, organic, energetic and spiritual being.
All the mosaic glass and mosaic glass tools, the painting supplies and instructions are included in this 4 hour class. Relax and have fun painting with a great group of people. Meet new friends or gather a group of friends, coworkers or family mosaics. Or take a private lesson to maximize your learning experience. Leave class with a beautiful mosaic glass painting. Now is the time to embrace your creative side!