Classes & Artfest TESTIMONIALS by students of Katherine
Class fees
 

MAIL OPTION


Send checks to:

 

Katherine England
221 N. Woods Ave
Fullerton, Ca 92832

 

Note date of class on check.

Student work

DATES & INFO
CLASSES

Tuesday evenings 5-7:30
Wed. evenings 5-7:30

 

Class fee for 4 weeks - $140
Class fee for 3 months - $280

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning & Advanced Mosaic Classes

 

mothFind yourself oddly attracted to BLING-BLING? Ever felt like smashing things? Ready to go beyond paper? If so, this is the workshop for you. At the end of the month you will be well experienced and have a vast knowledge of the mosaic world and the techniques you need to make just about anything covered in brightly colored glass and tile. Our project will be an insect (butterfly, dragonfly, firefly, moth, etc.) of your design or choosing. I wIll teach you the best way to create gorgeous patterns and compositions using fabulous colored opaque glass. We will learn about the best products to create long lasting and beautiful mosaics both indoors and out. You will fall in love with the intensity of the medium and take great pride in creating something so permanent. I promise you will find the class to be extremely cathartic and satisfying.

Saturday, April 18

 

Holiday Fused Glass

Fused Glass

 

Fused Glass is not only fun on its own but also a delightful addition to mosiac projects. This is an day of learning the techniques of layering glass to create full and take fused pieces that ar amazing on their own or used in an art piece.

 

Cost is $85 and includes tools and firings. Lab fee is determined by how crazy and prolific you are.

Sunday, April 19

9am - 5pm

 

Metal Art

Guest Teachers: Elitia Hart and Lynn Leahy

For Love Of Nature art workshop.

 

Canadian metal artist , Elitia Hart and local , reverse painted glass artist , Lynn Leahy are joining forces to bring us this nature inspired workshop.

 

During this one day event you will learn the basics of reverse painting as you create 2 x 2 inch tiles to add to a triptych that Elitia will have you cover with metal and emboss during class.


We will supply most of the tools and materials so you will have a beautiful art piece to take home at the end of the day.

Reverse Painting
The skills taught in this class can be utilized to enhance any mixed media project as well as beautiful on their own.


Cost is $140. Contact Katherine directly to reserve a spot and make payment arrangements.

Sat, April 25 - Stepping Stone / Bench

Sun, April 26 - Bench

mosaic stepping stone

 

Rabbit Bench

Stepping Stone / Bench


stepping stoneThis is its on form of garden art that gives your garden year round color and shine. Each student will design and lay glass for a 14" stepping stone. You can choose round, square or heart shaped. We are doing the indirect method which leaves you with a smooth and friendly surface. This is also the technique we use to make our wonderful benches. Students learn proper placement skills, the best materials to use as well as successful mixing and pouring techniques. After this class you will be experts in garden bench and stepping stone construction. Stones are poured at the end of the day and can be picked up after 'birthing' the next day.

 

Lab fee is included in the cost of the class ($125). Extra stones can be made at $20/each.

 

For those interested in doing benches, you may sign up for 2 days (Sat & Sun) for $250.

Sat, May 2 & Sun, May 3
9:30am - 4:30pm

Portrait of boy

Portrait of boy by Carol Towler

 

Portrait in Glass

 

This class is 2 days long and covers

Portrait of Cat

many aspects of mosaicking from precise representation to creative freedom, both in the same art piece. We start with a portrait, maybe a child, pet or favorite friend. Using the mesh method we create an exact likeness in colored glass. Students learn to see shadows and highlights and subtle color changes in the portrait and find the best tesserae to match. The landscape behind the subject is where we get to be more playful and self expressed.


Students are responsible to bring a photo (I am available by email to help you choose one that would work well. For instance, teeth can be challenging, or, 3/4 view is easiest). This has proven to be a favorite class for all levels of mosaics. We will cover cutting, nipping and grinding techniques as well as grouting and polishing. I will provide all material, tools and a frame. You only need to bring your portrait, your imagination and a great sense of adventure. Warning: mosaicking is highly addictive and satisfying. I look forward to a great weekend of art and creativity with you. Cost: $230

Sat, May 9 & Sun, May 10
9:30am - 4:30pm Lucy Shrine

Pieces of Art Shrine

 

ShrineWe love our bling. We all have small tokens we adore. It sits in our jewelry box or on our worktable. It is time to give it a home....on a heart. This Mosaicked Shrine begins as a gothic wood tabernacle. Each student begins the morning of this 2-day class covering the heart in broken mirrored glass where our prized token will rest. This is slightly 3-D so we learn all the tricks for creating a sound piece but yet appears so dainty.

 

Day two is spent covering the front and sides with hundreds of bright geometrically shaped glasses. Perhaps we will add a few more charms for a little extra blingy-bling. We learn several cutting, nipping, foiling, adhesive and grouting skills all in one project. The results are an over-the-top fabulous center piece that sits or hangs. I supply everything you need including wood shrine, glass, tiles, heart, glues, grouts, tools, etc. Feel free to email me with any special needs. Final shrine is 13”x9"x2"


Cost: $280

Saturday, May 16


9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

POTLUCK LUNCH

 

Fused glass

Mosaics 101

 

MosaicsThis class is a perfect introduction to glass mosaics for people on the go or just needing a nice weekend activity. After one day students will be confident in the skills of mosaic art such as nipping, adhesives, placement, grouting and everything needed to complete a beautiful piece for your home. You will have a choice of a tray, frame or cutout for you to design, fill and finish. I provide a kaleidoscope of colored glass to choose from and we learn how to follow line and space to fill our piece to perfection. Fee is $140 which includes materials - substrate, adhesives, primers, glass and tiles, grouts.

 

I will provide all the tools needed for this project: nippers, cutters, pliers, sealants and all other accouterments.

 

Students only need bring their imaginations. This is a fun class to do with friends or other family members.

 

June 1 - 5 & June 8 - 12

 

 

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

 

Summer Arts Camp

All the Arts Summer Kids Camp

 

All the Arts Summer Kids Camp

June 6 & 7

 

Journal Extravaganza

Two-day-Travel-Art-Journal-Making-Drawing-Painting Extravaganza!!!!!

 

This is perhaps the most important class I have the pleasure of teaching. Daily Meditation through art journaling has become an extremely important part of my life and this 2-day class will help you begin the journey of telling your story through Right-brain drawing, collage, zentangling and more, more, more. Day one will be construction. You learn how to tear high-quality paper into signatures that are sewn together to create your custom journal. Then we begin to sharpen our observation muscles with drawing exercises. We learn the basics of watercolor and play with transfers, collage and cornucopia of creative media. The results will be a journal that is your new best friend. I can't recommend this class enough for people really ready to take on a new level of creativity.

 

Price of $240 includes all materials. Bring your own favorite watercolor set and drawing pen.

 

 

June 13 & 14

 

 

Heart with Wings

 

Sculpture

Garden Sculpture

Garden SculptureThis class is only offered twice a year and is a real favorite. In this 2- day session students learn about the materials and techniques needed to create their own garden sculpture ready to mosaic. The class includes instruction, handouts, demonstration, and all the materials needed to transform your foam sculpture into a sturdy exterior-ready art piece. Then we get to work!!

 

Sculpture

Class is $250 and includes all materials and tools such as foam, netting, concrete mix, accouterments for structure, hot wire cutters, shavers and so much more. Students must bring their imagination, grunge clothes, rubber gloves and a great sense of adventure. This class covers structure only. Completed piece will be made of concrete with a foam interior. Mosaicking can be done at home or by signing up for a mosaic class.


Students will need to bring a board to carry their piece home.

 

June 20-25


Link for Information and Registration

Idyllwilld Family Camp

 

Idyllwild

 

Coming Soon

Drawing

So You Think You Can't Draw

 

This is a Drawing and Painting Class being offered twice a year for those that want discover the power and peace of drawing as a form of meditation. We will look at the differences in our drawing techniques using our brain’s ability to process what we see. We have a creative side and an analytical side. In this class we strengthen both sides through a series of exercises designed to give the students confidence and strong skills in their ability to draw what they see as well as express themselves creatively. This is a serious drawing class and will be limited to 10 students. Bring your own journal or sketch pad. We will also be practicing watercolor techniques. Class starts at 10 and goes to 4. Cost is $115.

Coming Soon

 

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

POTLUCK LUNCH

 

 

sphere photos
Image Gallery of Spheres

Garden Sphere


Garden spheresI finally figured out how to teach this class in only 2 days. I will pre-make the concrete, hollow spheres for students to purchase. This is the part that takes so much time. These two days will be spent learning to mosaic an art piece that will last for years in your garden. You will be an expert with thinset by lunch the first day. We learn basic design ideas, nipping techniques and the best adhesives to use.

 

Cost for the class is $240 Lab fee is determined by your choice of sphere size. Small (10") is an additional $20, large (15") is an additional $55. Class cost includes all use of tools, adhesives, grouts etc. to finish your new garden sculpture.

 

It is extremely helpful to have some mosaic experience before taking this class. Please consider Mosaics 101 as a good prep class or contact katherine.

 

As always we will potluck for lunch. I promise homemade bread.

Coming soon!

Beaded bottle

 

Beaded Bottle

 

I can’t help but be a little giddy about this art form.


In this class we learn the art of mosaicking with beads. This adds a new level of texture and charm to our mosaic pieces. Our substrate will be bottles but this method of application can be used in many different disciplines. I provide all materials you will need to complete your project though you are welcome to bring any special charms, jewels or trinkets. We learn about the best new adhesive and techniques for application that will change how you create art. Since discovering this method it has become a favorite of mine and my students. Pull out all those great beads you have in your drawers and come join the fun.
9:30-4:00.

 

Potluck and homemade bread.

Cost $140. Information to come.

REFUND POLICY. At least ONE WEEK – (7 days) or more, before the first day of class:   Receive a credit minus a $25 processing fee.    6 to 4 days before the first day of class:   Receive a CREDIT towards a future class, minus a $40 processing fee.   3 days – (72 hours) or less, before the first day of class:  No refunds or credits will be given.