orbs on parade – joan schwartz

march  29 – april 4, 2020
Arrival the Sunday, 5 day workshop, depart Saturday

This one-of-a-kind workshop has been designed
for all levels——first timers to those with more
You will create a beautiful 3-D, 3 ORB work of art supported on a
reflective glass foundation. This piece is for indoor display only,
and will be constructed from a mixed assortment of materials.
Now is the time to use all the items you just can’t throw away——
buttons, broken jewelry, broken china, and more!
The tranquility of Hacienda Mosaico will surely stimulate your
creative juices to flow freely!!!



Workshop Information:

2020 Workshop Fee: $1700 includes $50 materials fee & is
based on double occupancy.

• Lodging:
March 29-April 4, 2019, 6 nights & 7 days
• Mosaic Art Instruction: 5 days ——6+ hours/day
• Unlimited Open Studio: 24/7.
• Meals: Healthy, gourmet food prepared by the Hacienda’s
Personal chef:
• Sunday evening Welcome Reception
• 6 full breakfasts & 5 lunches served poolside
• Saturday departure breakfast.
• Students responsibilities:
• Bring your own tools, apron, an old bath towel to be
• thrown away, buttons, broken jewelry, broken
• china, sense of humor and willingness to have fun while
• creating art. (Detailed material list will be emailed to
• you after registration.)
• Free time: Will be discussed the first day of class.

All bookings require a 50% deposit.
 In order to hold a reservation we must receive the deposit within ten days of the booking being made.
The balance is due 45 days prior to your arrival date.


About Joan Schwartz

After going to the Hacienda since 2005, and thinking I died and went to “art heaven”, I’m delighted to teach a one-of-a-kind workshop of
my own. During this 5 day class, I will provide you with all the educational tools you will need to create your own unique 3-D work from start to finish. My simple display stand will help illuminate each of your 3 ORBs.
Several years after I started working in mosaics, I realized it had
become a seriously important part of my life. It’s not just the end
product but the process itself. It is my mental vacation, a journey
in which I get lost in an array of colors, patterns and materials… a
viable antidote to stress. It is truly a drug to which I now know I
am addicted. When I can’t get down to my studio, I feel out of
sync, irritable, and just plain unhappy!
Mosaics has offered me opportunities to travel all over the world,
expanding my education, by taking workshops with the most
notable instructors, and making life-long, like-minded friends.
A few notable things worth mentioning:
* I have works abroad as well as in the US.
* I’ve participated in many group projects, and charitable works.
* I have been juried into Art Prize twice
* I have been juried into MAI (Mosiac Arts International) 4 times.
* With tons of help, in 2017 I hosted the SAMA conference in
Detroit, MI.
* Chosen for 2020 residency program at the Olive Stack Gallery,
in Listowel, Ireland, with Anabella Wewer
I’m looking forward to sharing my passion with you and all I have
learned over the years.

For information and reservations
contact Sam @