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I hope you'll be able to join me for some creative and fun mosaic makery! Scroll down, and click links to find out more.

Unless otherwise noted, these workshops take place in my shady backyard, under 3 canopies devoted to mosaic-making and in my living/dining room space if it gets too hot.

Max students for all workshops: 5

To reserve a space in any of these workshops, please send half the class fee as a deposit to me via paypal (my acct: sucra88@hotmail.com) or personal check (my addy: PO Box 1511, Carmichael, CA 95609). Please note on your deposit: 1.) your email address and 2.) which class you're signing up for. Once I receive your payment, I'll email you with confirmation. Note about checks: if you have to cancel, for any reason, and need a refund of your deposit, there will be a 25. admin fee.

Online tempered glass technique tutorial! For those of you who can't make it to an in-person workshop, here is an online learning experience! Click here to learn about and/or purchase my 33-page Tempered Glass Mosaic Basics Tutorial which comes with 25 instructional videos, and unlimited time in a private Facebook group with me.

IN PERSON LEARNING: (Sorry, but all classes are cancelled due to COVID19. If you'd like to be notified when classes resume, please drop me an email at susan@scmosaics.com.

2022 Workshops:

June 27 & 28
Cane-making and Coverings:Pattern-play with Polymer Clay

July 11 & 12:
Tempered and Transparent Glass Technique

Sept 12:
Yard Art 1: Substrates

Sept 13:
Yard Art 2: Tesserae and Design

Feedback from past students:

"I highly recommend Yard Art 1 & 2, wonderful mosaic classes led by artist Susan Crocenzi. I had the pleasure of participating in both classes and I thoroughly enjoyed myself both times. I consider myself a bit artsy and I love color, but I am strictly a beginner with mosaics, even though I've wanted to try mosaic art for many years. I first learned of Susan in an article early this year in my local Pocket news. It was a large article about Susan's world travels and accomplishments associated with her artwork, and I learned that she had created an outside mural at a home in my community. I found the home, met the owner, and was thoroughly amazed at her magnificent mural created by Susan Crocenzi. Susan is clearly a very talented artist but, perhaps more importantly, she seems to love teaching and sharing her knowledge. Take her class and go have fun!" -Karol

"I recently took Yard Art 2 and was very impressed with how much I learned and how fun and relaxing the outdoor classroom experience was. I have taken several of Susan's classes over the past several years but still consider myself a beginner/novice. Susan's classes are not "arts and crafts" but in depth instruction on the ancient art of mosaics with her contemporary twist. This class required you bring your substrate (from Yard Art 1) or your own and focused on your design. How to transfer your design, direct versus indirect placement of tessera, materials, adhesives and grout were all included. For me the best part of the class was the discussion of how a mosaic artist places every tile intentionally. There is thought behind the placement of each tile. She discussed movement and ways to use tiles to create lines in your pieces as well as the importance of grout lines/colors and their contribution to your piece. She provided examples of her own artwork to look at during the discussion which allowed my brain to make the connection visually. She demonstrated how to make complicated cuts and keystone cuts using various tools to create shapes for our designs. After this class I feel like I can create a more complex mosaic than I have been doing and I am excited to try. However, I also feel that this study involves more than one class and a lot of practice to perfect and I look forward to attending more of Susan's classes soon. How lucky we are to have a local artist offering classes to share her knowledge and experience. Take advantage of this local treasure." ~Jo

"The class was FABULOUS! I learned everything I had hoped to and more but the best part was your bubbling enthusiasm!" ~Shani

"Speaking on behalf of everyone, we had an AWESOME day with you, Susan! Thank you so much for bringing your shiny, sparkly personality and stupendous creativity to Studio 9. I’m SO excited about doing more poly clay." ~Glynnis

"Thank you for a wonderful class in Sacramento. You are a teacher-extraordinaire! Loved that you are so willing to share your knowledge and techniques. It was a fun class with fun people. If you have an email blast that you send out for future classes, please add my name. I would be interested in a tempered glass class (The Alberta class is a bit far for me...).

After I got home I saw your video about the BEAUTIFUL wall piece you made. Wow!

I have been looking up all the artists that we talked about-- Kim Emerson, de st. Phalle, Ilana Shafir, and am in awe." ~Katherine