Describe your image here.
Describe your image here.
Pieces are planned out but I also allow the materials to take over and highly influence the final outcome. Piece by piece they are built and realized, allowing me to embrace the process as much if not more than the final piece. There are approximately 156 beads per square inch, an average 16"x24" piece can contain approximately 59,904 small seed beads. The number will vary based on the size and shape of the bead.
Ideas are sketched out and transferred to the canvas but I let the beads dictate the color and texture scheme. Using the various cuts, styles, lengths and shades to their best advantage I allow the beads to create the color flow and brilliance of each piece. By incorporating other materials I can create dividers and textural differences that allow people to close their eyes and still see the image through touch. My goal is to make the image not simply beautiful but immersive and tactile as well.
DIY Bead Mosaic Kits are always available to learn how to create one of your own art pieces. Videos are included with the kits step by step instructions. Here is the link for more information.
If your interested in working with me in person to learn how to create bead mosaics please consider joining a workshop. There are two options available with several dates listed. Please check back often as the schedule will be updated regularly to include the remote workshops based on my travel schedule.
Mini workshops are held in remote locations for a four hour time slot with a maximum of 6 people. The $300 cost includes the equipment and materials needed for one 8x10 project, plus instruction and open access to me to answer any questions about bead mosaics you want.
In Studio workshops are an all day event held at my studio in Reno/S. Tahoe Nevada. The cost is $500 per person (limit 6) and includes the creation of projects, materials, lunch and instruction. They run from 9am-4pm and The Beginner course includes two small projects and the Advanced includes one project, both come with lunch served at midday.
Since it's such a small group I'm able to interact with everyone and work with you directly as needed.
If you would like to host a workshop in your city I am very willing, so grab some friends and start having some fun. Just contact me so we can work out the details and sign up for the newsletter to receive updates on workshop schedules.
Remote Mini Workshops
May 17 Reston, VA - Beginner, May 18 Reston, VA - Advanced
July 26 Denver, CO - Beginner, July 27 Denver, CO - Advanced
In Studio Workshops (located in Lake Tahoe) for 2022
June 17 - Beginner, June 18 - Advanced
August 20 - Beginner
September 16 - Beginner, September 17 - Advanced
October 22 - Beginner