Essential Smalti

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When I first starting to sell Mexican smalti in 1994 I had not even worked with it before! There were no books about smalti or any mosaics nor did anyone have their own PC back then. So I learned by watching the artisans at the factory in Cuernavaca, Mexico and lots of trial and error on my own. For this reason I wanted to focus on Beginner classes first to save you lots of frustration and wasted material!

I have included everything that is essential to working with this coveted material, and then some, including History, different kinds of smalti, lists of resources and working with some other elements. As usual I am available before, during and after the course if you have any questions or comments, Have fun!

Your Instructor

Michele Petno
Michele Petno

My favorite quote about teaching is by Einstein: "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." I can teach almost anything mosaic related but it is your imagination that will make your art unique. Let's tap it here!

My goal for each course is to ensure you have the necessary building blocks for a great mosaic while inspiring you to discover and uncover your distinctive creativity. As a self-taught artist I learned through discovery, experimentation and trial-and-error. Many of my techniques may not be found in any book but you will learn them here.

Aside from making your course easy to follow, my mission is to make sure you have fun doing it!

For more information on my experience and background please visit About Michele at .

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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