Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yippee ,I am in the spotlight this week.

Artful Gathering Event Registration is Open!

I'm the Spotlight Artist for The Artful Gathering Blog Hop!

Follow along with me for fun, creativity, and a chance to win a

$200.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama!

This summer I will be teaching TWO fabulous premiere video workshops at

The Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat 2012

Mosaics for the Absolute Beginner

From June 6 to July 17

Welcome to the world of mosaics, the Laura way! This approximately 3 hour introductory class will introduce beginners to the basics of mosaic creating: the astonishing array of materials and adhesives, design and composition, and the cutting and laying of tile.

Supplies such as glass tile, ceramic tile, sheet glass, and china are available from vendors on the supply list, which will be included with paid class. No prior art experience is necessary, just an openness to numerous possibilities that you can create with mosaic art. This will be a fun and relaxing experience! This class does not include grouting techniques, but does include instructions for two 4x4” mosaic blocks. Patterns will also be included. I look forward to meeting you!


Introduction to Mosaic with a Twist

From July 15 - August 25

This informative class will cover all the basic information students will need to finish a 10 x 10 inch mirror project. This 2 to 3 hour class will include patterns to follow and is intended for a more seasoned beginner who wants to learn more on the process of creating a mosaic piece; cutting, adhesion, tile layout, and grouting. Students will be introduced to materials such as glass tile, art glass, china, ceramic tile, and more. Students are encouraged to experiment with color and texture to discover the possibilities of mosaic. A supply list will be included at signup with a resource for vendors. Grouting techniques will be included. Let’s get ready to have fun!

Come Hop With US!

Hop Rules:

If you would like to hop with us and meet all the super awesome Artful Gathering 2012 Art Instructors, and have a chance to win a random drawing prize in our random drawing, then hop with us! Each week, I will announce the blog for you to visit, and off you go to meet them, and to pick up the newest secret word. Your chance to win prizes....

  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those contestants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!
  2. Three winners will be randomly drawn. One for the $200.00 e-card to Jerry's, and two runner's up for the 25.00 e-card to Jerrys.

    This weeks word is ......PICTURES
    Next week, I'll announce the next person to hop to. Good luck!!!


artfulgathering said...

Yay!!!Congrats rock! oxoxo Zinnia

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Laura...first time for me here...I'm doing a little blog your art!!! I have never tried looks fascinating. I like your watercolor girl a few posts down. I plan to look around some more.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Woo-hoo Laura!!Love your Mosaics!!

sharon said...

Gorgeous mosaic art Laura! Glad I found your site!

Vanessa Johanning said...

sounds so fun! the classes and the Hop!! Are you the first word???

Vanessa Johanning said...

sounds so fun! the classes and the Hop!! Are you the first word???

Laura K. Aiken said...

Thank you Zinnia!

Laura K. Aiken said...

Joyfulploys Thank you for stopping by. Mosaics are so much fun!

Laura K. Aiken said...

Thanks Cat!!

Laura K. Aiken said...

Sharon I am glad you found my blog too! I am glad I found your blog. It's beautiful. Love your work and your site is so clean.

Laura K. Aiken said...

Vanessa Jodi Ohl was the first on the bloghop. Check her out.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Can't wait! It's exciting to see such a talented group of artists and experience such a serious sense of fun! 8-)

fairyrocks said...

Mosaics have always fascinated me. I tried one with fabric once.
I might have to try this with paper. Keep smiling and creating

Linda said...

Sounds like fun - and I found your wonderful mosaics via Blog Hopping too! Although I do love your girl just below :-)

Cindy said...

Laura, happy to have found your blog via Diane Cook's...I am enjoying this Blog Hop - what a fanastic idea. Your mosaics class looks really intriguing. Who doesn't want to learn the basics of mosaics?? It certainly draws me in. So many fabulous classes coming up this summer!

Melva said...

Your mosaics are really great. I will be hopping off now.

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me - so nice to hear from you! I see you have changed things up too. Congrats on teaching in the Artful Gathering. I enjoyed seeing your mosaics but also your watercolors.

My Miss Gracie has been such a good girl - you may have seen how she loves to use the iPad. If you have one, you must get Game for Cats on it. Maybe your Gracie will love it too! Right now, she is waiting outside my door in the hall waiting for me to turn off the computer and lights so she can go to bed. No, she can't go by herself, she must wait to me. Such guilt I must endure!

Lovely to hear from you - wishing you a great weekend.

Sharon and Gracie too


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