Mosaic Classes in Charlotte, NC

China Forest Class

open studio, thursdays, 10:30 - 1:30 PM BY APPOINTMENT

Bring Projects-in-Progress and your materials and work in the company of other artists. No instruction will be given, but questions and camaraderie are welcome! Feel free to bring lunch. NOTE: Space is limited to 7. To reserve a space for a certain date, EMAIL ME!    

Cutting and Flow: Upping Your Game
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 - 5:00 AND
Sunday, August 25, 1:00 - 5:00

I don't think anything raises a mosaic from "great!" to "omg this is spectacular!" more than careful consideration of andamento, or flow, and well-understood and exercised cutting skills. In this class you can work on the image of your choice, but we won't pick up a tool until we've established some beautiful lines that make your design sing. We'll also give just as much attention to cuts that minimize awkward grout lines and maximize flow. Stained glass, glass tile, substrates and tools will be provided. One Open Studio session included. This is an intermediate level class, but beginners are welcome.

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Gaudi Y'All! FULL
Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 - 5:00

I've got a stash of Talavera tile from Mexico and china from, well everywhere, so get ready to work some colors and patterns that would make your mom gasp with horror. Choose your own design or one of mine and explore the way patterns play off one another. We'll work bigger for this one -- 10 x 20 substrate and chunky pieces. Materials and tools will be provided, but feel free to bring a few of your favorite things. One free Open Studio session included. Suitable for all levels.

To Register: EMAIL ME to assure availability. Registration is confirmed when payment is received by check or PayPal. Cancellation for full refund available up to seven days before class. - FULL

immersive Travel, art retreats, and workshops abroad

NOTE: both weeks are full!

OCTOBER 5 - 12, and October 12 - 19, 2019
all media art retreat
pawleys island, south carolina

Join us for a week of art practice on beautiful Pawleys Island. Room cost covers your sleeping space, sheets and towels, utilities, internet, shared work space, beach and marsh access, parking, inspiration from natural surroundings, great walks, time with like-minded souls, arty conversation, group shopping and cooking, and plenty of time and space to dream. Meals are communal or on your own. Both shared and private rooms are available; prices vary depending on room size and amenities.

Pawleys Island is a barrier reef island connected to the mainland by a short bridge, less than four miles long and often one house deep. The permanent population numbers 106, and several of the houses in the Historic District date to the 18th century. The beach is much loved for its laid-back vibe and casual atmosphere. The island is residential only, but the surrounding area has plenty of casual and excellent restaurants, bait shops, kayak rentals, grocery stores, and Brookgreen Gardens. Pawleys is located 22 miles south of Myrtle Beach International Airport (shuttle transportation available), or four hours by car from Charlotte.

NOTE: both weeks are full!

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september 12 - 19, 2020
a week in provence, all media art retreat
with jean cauthen, pam goode, laura mcrae-hitchcock


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highlights of past trips

JANUARY 13 - 20, 2019
RAINFOREST MOSAICS with candace clough + pam goode

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update: IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!

JANUARY 20 - 27, 2019
Color costa rica, RAINFOREST ART RETREAT in Painting, Mosaic
with jean cauthen, PAM GOODE, laura mcrae-hitchcock

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what they say


This has been such a restorative week — to be with talented women + laugh my ass off + eat + drink (amazing meals) + see cool animals + meet cool people … I feel like I can go back to the studio and really get cracking! A million GRACIAS’s to you all. ~ Caroline

I came with virtually no expectations and have been absolutely amazed by the Warmth, humor, artistic inspiration, accommodations, hospitality, sustainability and more that I’ve experienced. Pam, Jean and Laura, thank you so much! ~ Anonymous

I am so thankful to have been a part of your artists travel group this week in Costa Rica. To be in such a lush, beautiful locale with such a vibrant group of artistic women truly fed my soul!

I didn’t know a single person upon arrival. After laughing, dining, touring, and creating art together this week, I feel fortunate to be able to refer to each as newfound friends. I love that everyone was willing to share their techniques and motivations. It was a great artistic learning experience for me as well as a fantastic travel adventure! I certainly hope to be part of one of your future trips! Many thanks to Jean, Laura, and Pam! ~ Karyn

We had so much fun experiencing the wonders of Costa Rica while learning techniques of painting from inspirational artist instructors. My time here helped me connect with my creative abilities while among newfound friends. GREAT location, hospitality, food, instruction, activities and excursions. ~ Anonymous

Pam, Laura and Jean are a great group if ladies who do a wonderful job of planning trips. They’re so nice and easy to travel with while meeting other gals with similar interests. Just a fabulous time always! Pros: Great locations and activities already booked; still some down time to recoup; no pressure to always focus on our projects; opportunity to meet others and create new friendships. The only con: Time goes by too fast. ~ AnonymouS

I came, I saw, I haD FUN, I painted! Loved the quality of instruction, the facility, perfect group of peeps, and the arrangements that made everything easy for us. ~ Anonymous