Workshops Upon Request
Come have fun and explore the wonderful world of mosaics. My passion is mosaics and I would love to teach you some of the skills I have learned while in the certificate program at The Chicago Mosaic School. Workshops take place in my studio in San Antonio with the number of participants limited to four. This is ideal for a small group of friends coming together for fun. (Scroll down to see comments from participants.)
********Fall Workshops Pending********
Glass on Glass Mosaic Mandala Workshop
9:00 to 5:00
In this workshop, you will learn the complete process I use in making my glass-on-glass mosaic mandalas you see on this website. Cost includes the use of tools, materials, and full selection of art glass. See previous student work at:
Payment via PayPal or check/cash holds your spot. For more information, please contact me.
Introductory workshops are also available.
Pebble Mosaic - "Mandalas: Circles of Stone (6 hours)
Stained Glass Mosaics -"Celestial Gaudi (6 hours)
Cost including use of tools and materials is $125 per participant. Or for a two day workshop consider "Express Yourself" using ceramic shards, glass, and special elements. The price is $250. Don't forget, we can custom tailor a class or workshop to meet your needs. Classes available upon request. Let me know so we can schedule the date(s) and time that works for you. Gift certificates are also available.
Thank you. David Chidgey
"David did such a great job of explaining, demonstrating, and teaching all of us. His stories behind the pieces he's done add to the experience."
"Loved it! It was very hands on and I learned a lot.
"Overall rating is clearly outstanding! It was well organized with daily goals and objectives, and activities. all materials needed were readily available. The best part of the workshop was the artist and his easy going encouraging manner. He made each of us feel special and talented."
"The workshop was informative, thorough, and made fun because of your easy manner. Thank you for your teaching and help during the whole workshop."
"David is so patient. Taking time to discuss the process at the beginning was essential to the end product. Learning the art process with life-related stories made the experience much more that an art class. I plan to take another class!"
"David takes the students through the whole process step by step, ending with a completed creation that you can't believe you made. Having David play with the design before starting made the end result much better than it would have been. The value study helped tremendously on which color choices I made for each section, including the ombre, sharing dark to light, for petals."
"Your 'hands-on' help was much appreciated. I think the 'pre-session' talks (regarding design) were so helpful."
"I loved the small group experience. Thank you David for your expertise, attention to detail, & helpful tips. You helped me create my masterpiece! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you, Sawndra & Suzanne, an overall great time with great people!"
"I totally enjoyed this learning opportunity. It was brain absorbing and therapeutic!. Thank you David."
"The one-on-one experience - was invaluable. Having such choices on materials was very good for fostering creativity. David was a very insightful teacher with a genuine desire to aid in the creative process. True artist and teacher!"
"Liked the format - as a beginner with no glass or mosaic experience, I appreciate the step by step instructions with examples of how to do and how not to do different aspects. I also loved all the stories highlighting different phases of your growth in mosaics. Would not change a thing." Barbara C.
"I thought your workshop was brilliant - the study of process, content, pace of instruction. You seem to be very accessible about your art process. It's very helpful." Jennifer F.
"All is Fabulous!!!" Melissa B.
"So happy to have been a part of this workshop! David is an amazing and patient teacher which made this whole experience enjoyable. I actually learned how to make a mandala, then completed a mandala while making some new friends along the way. It was an awesome week! Thank you David!” Sherry C.
“I'm so pleased with how it turned out. The instructor was incredibly helpful, kind, and forthcoming with all his information. I highly recommend taking one of his classes if you have an interest in mosaics. Thank you David Chidgey!" Brendy C.
“I am having a wonderful time...learning more each day, lots of sharing and laughter...wonderful group of people. Yes I am planning my next mosaic...orchids....thank you David. This is your passion!” Ricky B.
"I'm enjoying myself a lot. So much fun sharing and learning with others. Especially when it comes to mosaics - my passion. Can't wait to see the finished mandalas. And see what class we take next!” Shirley R.
“A couple of things really stood out to me in this class. How the grout transformed the mandalas. How the light changed the color of the glass and how we had to trust David's experience when making our glass selections. And what a great group of people to spend three days with.” Shirley R.
“I had a fantastic time and each day was better than the previous day. David is a gifted teacher and friend to all sharing all his passion, experience and even some "oh this won't work" learning! Extra treat in meeting new friends!“ Ricky B.