Building a Landscape with Color and Texture
Instructor: Laura Rendlen

Thursday, October 3rd, 2024. 8:30AM - 5:00PM (with 1 hour lunch)

Beginner/Intermediate level

Cost: $310 + $70 materials fee

Hands-on Workshop
Educational focus: Artistic Development: Increasing an understanding of general art and design concepts

Location: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Laura Rendlen

Laura Rendlen

Winter's Beauty, Laura Rendlen


This workshop is for artists who want to explore a variety of mosaic techniques to create a representational landscape utilizing different traditional materials, e.g.  glass, stone, shells and metal.  Beginning with a short presentation and exercises to illustrate general principles, the discussion considers perspective foreground and background and light source highlights and shadows. Using your imagination you will create a finished 11” x14” mosaic.  The beauty of this workshop is that the artist gets to surround themselves and then get to play with a variety of tesserae to complete their mosaic. The workshop emphasizes a hands-on exploration of mosaic techniques.  This allows the artist to discover different textures, color combinations and ways to transition and form relationships with mixed materials.  Throughout the workshop individual attention and tips are provided to help with the technical aspects of mosaics and to guide the successful completion of each project.


Laura Rendlen

Laura Rendlen received her BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and spent many years painting before she discovered the world of fine art mosaics.  This world is where painterly expressions cross over into three-dimensional.  Laura developed her own mosaic style by attending workshops and classes in traditional and non-traditional techniques at SAMA and the Chicago Mosaic School where she spent several years as an instructor. 

Laura founded Kansas City Mosaics in 2014. Laura’s work has been published in a number of books, blogs and magazines including Mosaic Fine Art Portraits and Mosaic Art Now.  Several of her pieces have been selected for the Mosaic Arts International Exhibition and in 2011 she received one of the Jurors Choice Awards.