Monday, July 4, 2016

New Pattern

Untitled, stained glass mosaic (framed), 18"x18", 2016   Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

Cutting and arranging the pattern.

Grouting.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Aloe Polyphylla

Aloe Polyphylla, stained glass mosaic (framed), 18"x18", 2016   Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

All the glass is hand cut and arranged by me.

Grouting.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Black and White Penta-Flower

Black and White Petna-Flower, stained glass mosaic (framed), 18"x18", 2016   Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/
All the glass is hand cut and arranged by me.

Grouting, then framing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dahlia Spectrum

Dahlia Spectrum, stained glass mosaic (framed), 18"x18", 2016   Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/
Choosing a color palette.

All hand cut and taped together for the next step.

Fitting in the hand cut background pieces around the central element.

Grouting.

Grouting.

Ready for framing.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

White Barred Owl

Gaia - Goddess of Nature - The White Barred Owl, stained glass mosaic, 45"x25", 2016
~Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/
Take a look at the owl coming alive through the process photos.  Prints coming soon!

The rough sketch.

Progress.
Adding feathers one by one.
Only the tail to go, then onto the leaves.
Choosing the right shade of green.
The leaves and the sky area all also hand cut.
Grouting!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

First Friday Art Walk

This coming Friday, June 3, 2016 is the monthly Art Walk here in the Santa Fe Arts District of Denver, Colorado.  The Kasia Mosaics Studio is located in unit 302 on the third floor of the 910 Arts Building on 910 Santa Fe Drive. The Art Walk is happening from 6pm to 9pm. 


This is a really big and fun event for all art enthusiasts. The street will be closed off, all the art galleries and studios will be open, there will be food trucks and music through out the area. My studio will be open as usual and beer and wine will be served for all who venture up to the third floor of the 910 Arts Building to visit my colorful studio! 


Friday, May 20, 2016

Stained Glass Mosaic Landscape Art

It is a challenge to fully convey the effect of a stained glass mosaic through a single photo. Especially it is difficult to show the scale of the work.  Every single piece of glass in my mosaics is hand cut with basic hand tools.  Some of the shapes I create are so minuscule that they are smaller than the tiniest fingernail.   I source the glass in person by visiting the local art glass warehouse here in Denver, D&L Art Glass. The glass is very shiny and reflective, often appearing different from each direction and under a different light while other glass has unique textures that are best seen in person.  Each mosaic is custom framed in wood that accentuates the colors of the glass composition.  It is light enough for any adult to pick up, averaging about 30 pounds each for the mosaics seen below.  I've been photographing the work next to myself to help my virtual viewers and buyers gain a better understanding of what these works look like in person.  Below each photo is a link that will direct you to more detail and process photos as well as background info on each mosaic.
Sunset at Trillium Lake, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2016 ~Available
See Full Blog Post With the Story Behind This Mosaichttp://www.kasiamosaics.com/2016/01/sunset-at-trillium-lake-oregon.html

The Dallas Divide, stained glass mosaic (framed), 16" x 48", 2014

Cascade Canyon, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2013 ~Available
See Full Blog Post With the Story Behind This Mosaic: http://www.kasiamosaics.com/2013/07/cascade-canyon-mosaic.html

Ptarmigan Trail - Glacier National Park, stained glass mosaic (framed), 30" x 30", 2014 ~Available

High Alpine Lake, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2016 ~Available

Vermont Autumn, stained glass mosaic, 36"x36" (37.5"x37.5" framed), 2013 ~ Available


 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class

The Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class is now fully virtual and available for instant streaming anywhere in the WORLD!

Can’t make a Kasia Mosaics Class in person? This is an online version of my popular ‘Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Workshop’ which is typically a two day intensive for beginners as well as intermediate mosaic artists.  I've taught the live version of this class to over 200 students across the country as well as a growing community of virtual mosaic enthusiasts, our Online Class has nearly 100 students now!  Everything covered in the original workshop is documented in detail in the  online instructional videos as well as additional written text that the students gain instant, life time access once they register.

For more information visit the new Kasia Mosaics Classes Website: http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com

Just like the onsite workshop, the online class is suited for all levels – a beginner as well as an advanced student will enjoy and benefit from the class.  No prerequisites or drawing skills are needed to be able to successfully complete the class project. The class covers the basics of every step of the stained glass mosaic process from start to finish.  It is a great choice for someone looking to develop a strong foundation in stained glass mosaics and to grow as a stained glass mosaic artist.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Signed "Match Girl" Poster Art Print

Sense of scale next to me and the original mosaic and paiting.
This newly released 'Match Girl' Poster Art Print allows the fans of my mosaic art to have a signed print of one of my most beloved mosaic art pieces at an affordable price. The mosaic image is 12"x9". It is printed on 100lb satin cover stock paper, size 14"x11, leaving a 1" border all around. The print is titled and signed by me under the image. Click Here to Buy

All the prints are packed in a protective plastic.

Each print is titled and signed in pencil by me.
This print fits perfectly and looks best in a 20"x16" Matted Gallery Frame that fits a print that size while slightly covering the white border while displaying the title and signature. A frame like this can be sourced at most frame shops. The one in the photo is from 'Room Essentials' at Target for $20. Click to see reference shopping link here.

We have an economical frame/matting suggestion to help you display your print beautifully and make it look its best.  You can use the suggested frame dimensions to custom frame your mosaic if you choose.
*Disclaimer: This is an unlimited edition poster art print. This means that it is not numbered. We are offering this option for those who are looking to have an image signed by Kasia. For those wanting a Limited Edition Archival Print of 'The Match Girl', please email Kasia to be added to the waiting list. We will be releasing the Limited Edition Artist Print in the Summer of 2016. It will cost $100 plus shipping/handling. It will come with a certificate of authenticity and a suggested frame option.

Match Girl, stained glass mosaic on board, 40" x 30" (42"x32" framed), 2011
This mosaic is inspired by the imaginary spaces I built in my head while experiencing a familiar childhood story. Being a story architect in the magical place which is our mind can be extremely creative as there aren't any rules you have to follow. In the upper left hand corner (inside a room, among the apartment buildings) my mother is reading the story to my two sisters and me. The orphaned child in the story is out on a cold winter day, selling matches. No one is buying them though. It is so cold that the little girls starts burning the matches to stay warm. As my mother approaches the sad ending of the story - an ending I've heard before - I leap out of the room landing in the story. Though I am too late the last match has been lit. All that is left of the little girl is a shadow surrounded by light, as her soul ascends to heaven.  To view the full blog post about this mosaic, click here: http://www.kasiamosaics.com/2011/06/match-girl.html

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Online Mosaic Flower Class Special

For a limited time, till May 9th I am having a Special on the newly released and reformatted Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class.  This will be the only sale of the year on this class so don't miss it!  Go to the Class Website for more information and registration: http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com/course/online-flower-class/

http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com/course/online-flower-class/

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kasia Mosaics Summer Retreat

More Than a Workshop 

 


This is a unique opportunity for fans of Kasia’s stained glass mosaic art and technique as well as those who love nature and the outdoors as much as Kasia and her partner Kyle do. This retreat combines learning a new approach to stained glass mosaics as well as exploring and enjoying some of the local favorites when it comes to sightseeing in the foothills of Colorado.  Visit the new Kasia Mosaics Classes Website to register, to see the potential time line, hotel suggestions etc.  If you have any other questions, please email kpolkowska@gmail.com

http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com/course/colorado-mosaic-retreat-summer-2016/

 

Here Is What Kasia and Kyle Have Planned

 

Students fly into Denver, Colorado on a Wednesday July 6th in time for the Welcome Dinner in the Kasia Mosaics Denver Studio surrounded by lots of colorful mosaics sure to inspire a beginner as well as an intermediate mosaicist. This will be a perfect meet and greet where we will enjoy Kyle’s home cooking as well as other refreshments including wine and local beer.
The time spent with Kasia and Kyle will be a combination of learning the basics of stained glass mosaics, creating and finishing an 18″x18″ framed mandala mosaic as well as a few excursions to see and enjoy some of K&K’s favorite, easy to access mountain vistas where students can enjoy a nature walk, a hike or even just kick back and take in the view.

What You'll Learn 

 

The workshop would include all materials and tools.  We would have a structured class each of the three days and students would finish their projects by Saturday late afternoon/early evening.  At that point we might have some informal good bye refreshments.
During the class we will focus on glass cutting while going through ever part of the stained glass mosaic process and completing an impressive mosaic.  The students will have 3 templates to choose from.  Through out the day in the studio, we will have light snacks like coffee, cookies, fruit.
More details coming soon!





 

The Sights

 

The nature outings would be in the morning or in the late afternoon to avoid afternoon storms.
  • Boulder, maybe Chataqua Park would be very cool as we can go for nature walks in the foothill (if we get a big hiker, they can go up Green or Bear Mountain – both great hikes) 6 mile round trip with a lot of elevation gain.

  • Indian Peaks for the big Colorado views, perfect for a stroll, or a picnic around Brainard lake, a short 2 mile hike around Long Lake or a 5 or 6 mile hike out and back to the bigger views but this is high up so not for everyone.
  • Roxbourough State Park – amazing rock formations. (click the included links to see photos of these places).  The photo below was taken in winter, it will be green and sunny in July – the rock formations are spectacular. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Online Flower Mosaic Class

Today on April 27th the fully virtual version of the popular Kasia Mosaics Online Stained Glass Flower Class is LIVE! It is now available to students worldwide and can be accessed by registered students from anywhere, anytime.  There is no time limit on how often you can watch the videos and no set time on when you need to start or complete your project. Visit the new Kasia Mosaics Classes Website to sign up for the Online Class.

http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com/course/online-flower-class/

Just like the onsite workshop, the online class is suited for all levels – a beginner as well as an advanced student will enjoy and benefit from the class.  No prerequisites or drawing skills are needed to be able to successfully complete the class project. The class covers the basics of every step of the stained glass mosaic process from start to finish.  It is a great choice for someone looking to develop a strong foundation in stained glass mosaics and to grow as a stained glass mosaic artist.

What Are The Benefits of Taking This Class?

  • With a lifetime access to the class materials, learn in the comfort of your own home/studio while creating a beautiful stained glass mosaic flower.
  • Learn how to score, break and shape stained glass with hand tools – no need to spend money on grinders and wet saws.
  • You don’t need to know how to draw to create a mosaic via this Online Class as it comes with a full set of flower designs that may be used for a variety of hobby projects.
  • The additional flower designs allow you to continue practicing your new skills following the completion of their first class mosaic without having to worry about the design aspect of creating a mosaic in these early stages of learning.
  • The techniques covered in class can be further applied to more complex projects down the line after you build a strong foundation through practicing the lessons covered in class.
  • You will have access to a private Kasia Mosaics Online Class Facebook Group. This is where you get to ask questions, share your progress, interact with other students who are taking the class and be inspired by their results.
  • The class project makes a beautiful accent for your home or an artful gift for a special someone.
  • You have the option to purchase additional project templates, kits and frames.