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NEMS Online Webinar Series:

New Mosaics on the NYC Subway System

Speaker: Cathleen Newsham, mosaic artist and owner of Modern Mosaic Arts, which specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of architectural mosaics for commercial and residential clients.  Cathleen is also a mosaic educator and conducts comprehensive tours of New York City’s subway mosaics.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Time: 8:00 pm eastern
Location: Online webinar accessible from anywhere on your desktop, tablet or mobile phone
The New York City subway system is an immense underground museum with the largest collection of mosaics in North America. As a professional mosaic artist, Cathleen will be explaining the process of how some of the newer mosaics were designed, fabricated and installed, giving participants insight into the complex process of creating a large-scale smalti mosaic mural.   Question and answer session to follow.  Information on how to sign up for future tours will be given at end of webinar.
To view new subway mosaics, click here: NYC Subway Mosaic Tour on YouTube

To register for this WEBINAR, Click Here and you will be brought to the Sign-up Genius page

NEMS Online Webinar Series:

The Best Adhesives for Your Mosaic Projects

Speaker: Tami Macala, Mosaic Artist, All Cracked Up Mosaics, Founder of the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art and Mosaic Arts Online
Date:Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Time: 8:00 pm eastern
Location: Online webinar accessible from anywhere on your desktop, tablet or mobile phone

Which is the right adhesive for your project? Which adhesives work best with which substrates? How do the materials impact the adhesive you use? Tami will talk about an array of adhesives she works with; which ones are good for different environments and which work better with specific tesserae. She’ll focus on Weldbond, MAC, other silicone-like glues, mastic and thinset including Laticrete’s new 257 Titanium. A Q&A session will follow the webinar.

To register for this WEBINAR, Click Here and you will be brought to the Sign-up Genius page


Participate in a Community Service Project

Emily Bhargava is creating two sculptural tree trunk seats for a small new butterfly garden in Somerville, MA.  She would like help in creating and mosaicking the frost-proof cement seats. This would be a perfect opportunity to learn about the process of creating 3D weather-proof styrofoam mosaic bases and mosaicking with thinset.  

All are welcome to help. Two cement and four mosaic tiling sessions (using thinset) are also scheduled. Because the weather isn’t always on our side in January, March or April, we’ll work in Emily’s garage studio in Somerville, MA. Snacks and good music will be provided.

Details

Cement sessions:

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00-12:30 pm
Wednesday, January 22, 12:30-3:00 pm

Tiling sessions:

March 25, 10:00-12:30 pm
March 25, 12:30-3:00 pm

April 4, 10:00-1:00 pm
April 4, 1:00-4:00 pm

Location:

63 Irving St, Somerville, MA, 02144

Register by clicking here


NEMS Online Webinar Series: The Skills You Need for Public, Community Projects and School Residencies

This Webinar occurred on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

To VIEW WEBINAR, Click Here and you will be brought to YOUTUBE to view the webinar

Speaker: Deb aldo, Principal at Pietre Dure Design

Debora Aldo has been a professional mosaic designer, fabricator and installer since 2005. Over the years, she has created dozens of architectural mosaics, some of which will be featured in this presentation as an overview to give viewers a sense of what is required to do these types of projects. Debora will talk about how she acquired her skill set; the positive and problematic issues that arise doing commission architectural work, and will discuss how to facilitate school or community projects. There will be a Q&A following the presentation.

To sign up click on the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baead2fa3fe3-webinar


NEMS Online Webinar Series: How I Made It – SOHO Penthouse Gold Mosaic & Marble Floor

Speaker: Cathleen Newsham, Creative Director & Founder, Modern Mosaic Art

This Webinar occurred on Tuesday, May 21st.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

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Cathleen Newsham will provide a step by step description of how she created this stunning floor mosaic for a New York City penthouse.  Unusual and complex in both fabrication and installation, her approach to problem solving and construction issues will help mosaic artists at all levels understand the challenges of architectural mosaic work and how to approach even the most perplexing project.  The tools and materials used will be discussed and participants will have a chance to ask Cathleen questions following the presentation.


NEMS Online Webinar Series: How I Made a 3-D Sculptural Mosaic Garden Bed

Speaker: Carol Krentzman, Artistic Director & Founder, Mosaic Art Institute of Natick

This Webinar occured on Tuesday, March 26th.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

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Carol will take us through the process she used to make her 3-D garden sculpture. She’ll discuss how she sculpted the foam and covered it with mesh, concrete and tile. She’ll talk about the challenges this project presented and how she overcame them to create a bed that is approximately 4’x 5’x 2′ and weighs about 500 lbs.


NEMS Online Webinar Series:  All About Substrates and Adhesives

This Webinar occured on Tuesday, February 26.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

To VIEW WEBINAR, Click Here and you will be brought to YOUTUBE to view the webinar

Featured Speaker: Lou Ann Weeks, mosaic artists and cofounder of Skeew.biz, a mosaic supply company that specializes in mosaic backers, co-producer of Mosaic Technique Videos, and editor of I-CMosaics.com.  How do you know which substrate (backer) is the right one for your project, and what is the right adhesive?  There are so many to choose from, and in this webinar, Lou Ann will help you make the right decisions. You’ll learn what criteria to consider before you start mosaicking. She’ll bring it all together and answer your questions during a Q & A period at the end of the webinar.


Be Our Guest Interview with Michael Ferreira

NEMS President Michael Ferreira was recently interviewed by Be Our Guest in Acton MA.

Cancellation Policy: 

If you sign up for a NEMS tour or event through SignUpGenius and need to cancel for any reason please take yourself off of the SignUpGenius list. This will help us do final planning for the day of the event or tour. 48 hours of cancellation notice is preferred (for reservations, tickets, etc.). Thank you for your cooperation.

 


NEMS Online Webinar Series:  All About Substrates and Adhesives

This Webinar occured on Tuesday, February 26.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

To VIEW WEBINAR, Click Here and you will be brought to YOUTUBE to view the webinar

Featured Speaker: Lou Ann Weeks, mosaic artists and cofounder of Skeew.biz, a mosaic supply company that specializes in mosaic backers, co-producer of Mosaic Technique Videos, and editor of I-CMosaics.com.  How do you know which substrate (backer) is the right one for your project, and what is the right adhesive?  There are so many to choose from, and in this webinar, Lou Ann will help you make the right decisions. You’ll learn what criteria to consider before you start mosaicking. She’ll bring it all together and answer your questions during a Q & A period at the end of the webinar.


Be Our Guest Interview with Michael Ferreira

NEMS President Michael Ferreira was recently interviewed by Be Our Guest in Acton MA.

Cancellation Policy: 

If you sign up for a NEMS tour or event through SignUpGenius and need to cancel for any reason please take yourself off of the SignUpGenius list. This will help us do final planning for the day of the event or tour. 48 hours of cancellation notice is preferred (for reservations, tickets, etc.). Thank you for your cooperation.