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Flamingo Fanny Mosaics  is located minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico, in Port Charlotte, Florida (between Sarasota & Fort Myers). The studio is offering workshops for Beginner and Advanced Mosaics. We continue to offer fun Beginner Workshops that include a Training Manual "Everything you wanted Know about Mosaics but Were Afraid to Ask", base, materials, adhesives, use of tools and grout. Advanced Workshops include 'Instructions' to be added to the Beginner Manual, learning to create with fiberglass mesh, rigid wrap, styrofoam, concrete and "Bloomin' Fanny Flowers"   including a variety of tiles, glass and 'found' objects, all materials and tools are provided. Individual workshops are available.

Rosemary Taylor Rizzo is the artist that has been in inspired by her love for flamingos, gardening and the mosaic style of pique-assiette (broken dishes) to create fun, functional and beautiful mosaics for the garden, home or perhaps a unique gift for a friend. Enhancing the garden with fragments of glass, tile and mirror was the beginning of what has transformed pillars, walls, walkways and furniture in the past twelve years of creating mosaics, eight years of teaching. In addition to the private studio workshops, Rosemary is teaching at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay on historic Dearborn St. in Englewood, FL on Thursday evenings and Firebug Designs in Venice, FL the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.



WESH Video "Interview"- Watch Release

Check-out this video interview for WESH-TV Orlando. "How can you not love a woman who's motto is, Go Break Something! But far from destruction, Rosemary Rizzo is into creation! The creation of brand new wonderful pieces. So, what are you waiting for? Watch the video, and go break something! Remember, as Flamingo Fanny says:"

"BLESSED ARE THE CRACKED, FOR THEY ARE THE ONES WHO LET IN THE LIGHT!"

CLASSES: Rosemary is teaching at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay on historic Dearborn St. in Englewood, FL. (www.artsallianceoflemonbay.org)  on Thursday evenings for beginners and returning students 6:00-9:00 p.m. Register in person at the gallery at 477-479 W. Dearborn St., Englewood (http://www.themkt.com/cra.html)  (941) 475-7141. Call (941) 697-7888 or (941) 258-6873 to reserve your place in the next class. All materials/tools are provided. Students will receive training manuals "Everything You Wanted to Know About Mosaics but Were Afraid to Ask".

Workshops are also offered during the day on Mondays 9:00-5:00 in Port Charlotte. Call (941) 697-7888 for more information or to register.

*Studio 'time' is available for students that have taken the "Beginner" Workshop. Please inquire.


VISITING ARTISTS

Delaine Hackney (www.delainemosaic.com), San Francisco, CA mosaic artist is going to be teaching her popular Pet Portraiture Workshop May 1st & 2nd 2010 in the studio of Flamingo Fanny Mosaics. Download Flyer Here (4 MB)

Kelley Knickerbocker (www.rivenworksmosaics.com), Seattle, WA mosaic artist is going to be teaching her "Radical Dimensions Stacked Glass" Workshop, March 25-27th at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay on Historic Dearborn St. in Englewood, FL. $100 Deposit required to hold place in class (15 max students), with balance to be paid by March 10th. Contact Kelley or Rosemary to register. Download Flyer Here (2 MB)



WORKSHOPS: Please send me your "snail mail" name, address, etc. for future updates on special Beginner & Advanced Workshops.

        

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Students or Flamingo Collectors can order items with my logo at:
www.cafepress.com/flamingofanny
 

 

**Flamingo Fanny Mosaics 2nd Annual "Open Studio" a huge success with many students and attendees interested in future workshops on November 2, 2008. The Open Studio was an opportunity for nearly 40 people to see the mosaics in the house, garden and poolside.

 

 

** Flamingo Fanny Mosaics was the site of the 1st SW Gulf Coast "Mosaic Madness" Workshop in Port Charlotte, Florida, October 2006. Mosaic artists from the gulf coast met for a day of learning new techniques, using various methods, as well as creating a "mesh-ter-piece"; sharing ideas and excitement for mosaics in their lives and how they are promoting themselves through their artistic endeavors. ***



*** Flamingo Fanny Mosaics was the site of the Central Florida "Mosaic Madness" Workshop. Mosaic artists from around Florida met for a day of learning new techniques and sharing ideas and enthusiasm for the love of mosaic art. ***