Flowers & Faces in Mosaic
November 28-December 3, 2011
Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta
Carol Shelkin is a mosaic artist who creates fine art pieces for galleries, homes, architectural and public settings internationally. It was made clear at a young age that Carol’s life would be centered upon her passion for creating and teaching art.
Carol continued her studies at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Fleisher Art Memorial, and Philadelphia College of Art. She eventually opened an arts-nursery school/child care where she taught for over 20 years. Along with her school, Carol began teaching a variety of art mediums to adults worldwide. Gathering community and making art is a special passion and she has worked with up to 600 people at one time to complete a public mosaic.
Carol, having a successful career in painting and pottery, has been accepting commissions with mosaic work as well as being invited to show her work worldwide. Her mosaic portrait, ‘In A Village’ has been displayed at The Museum of Man, San Diego during Mosaic Arts International 2009 after one year of mosaic experience.
Carol was invited to display another work ‘Fabulous Hair’ during Mosaic Arts International 2010 at Smith Museum of Stained Glass, Chicago, Ill., and was honored again to have another mosaic ‘Beautiful Day’ on exhibition at Mosaic Arts International 2011 in Austin, Texas. Carol is a full-time teaching artist.
The dominant influence on Carol’s work would be the simple joy of living. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, British Association of Mosaic Artists, Philadelphia Magic Gardens, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia Art Museum and a Juried member of The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
Outline for Course at HACIENDA MOSAICO:
“Mosaic Realism: We will use traditional and non-traditional mosaic techniques to understand structure, cross-contour, highlights, color, gradation, value and types of shadows in a realistic mosaic. Students can choose to work on a landscape, figure, portrait or still life. We will learn how to “see” things differently to develop a mosaic. The students will learn how to mix glass values and hues to define contours how to use color most effectively with artist tricks that will be taught with a color wheel and viewfinder. There will be a one-hour demonstration and a 12″ x 12″ mosaic will begin. We will also discuss: adhesives, substrates, tesserae and flow of glass corresponding with planes.”
To view Carol’s bio, gallery and workshop schedule, please visit: CAROL SHELKIN MOSAICS
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All artwork is Copyright © by Carol Shelkin.