Whether it is Van Gogh's Starry Night, a watercolor landscape by Sargent, or a portrait by Rembrandt, many of these artworks can be effectively translated into a mosaic medium. You will learn how to decipher the sequence in which the artwork was created, how to start, follow through, and add finishing touches to your mosaic and how to pick out proper colors and assign effective andamento (the flow). To ease the process of translation we will be practicing a double reverse method and working directly over the image. Because the layout takes place right on top of the image and the pieces are adhered to a sticky film first, the method makes the color and shape matching less complicated and the whole layout process faster. After the layout is complete, the mosaic is securely adhered to a permanent substrate. Stained glass is used for creating these mosaics. Individual instruction is supplemented with demonstrations on cutting and layout, and a trip to the Youghiogheny Glass Factory. Images are provided by the instructor. Yulia Hanansen is an internationally known, award-winning artist and educator with lifetime experience in fine arts. Her studio, Mosaic Sphere, produces mosaic artwork for private and public spaces. Since 2001, Yulia has been instructing mosaic classes at her studio and as a guest artist at studios and schools throughout the United States, including Unicorn Art Studio, Maverick Mosaics, Ciel Gallery, Cape Cod Mosaics, and Society of American Mosaic Artists conferences. In addition to teaching mosaics, Yulia is a printmaking professor at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Yulia’s artworks have been exhibited in multiple invitational and solo shows, and collected by patrons around the world. Her current work focuses on fusion of Earth and planetary sciences and art. Yulia practices her art in mosaic, printmaking, drawing, and painting. Learn more about her work at mosaicsphere.com.