Welcome Bienvenidos!


Beginners Colored Pencil Class at Kirk Bear Canyon Library
March 6 5:30 - 7:30

Mixed Media Colored pencil class at Kirk Bear Canyon Library
March 20 5:30 - 7:30

Beginners Watercolor Class at Kirk Bear Canyon Library
March 27 5:30 - 7:30

Mixed Media Watercolor Class at Kirk Bear Canyon Library
April 3 5:30 - 7:30

* Individual and group tutoring is available too :) Contact me here or Facebook or my website SueBetanzos.com





Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day Of The Dead Celebration

Nov. 1 & 2 are the official Days Of the Dead, a big celebration of life, remembering our loved ones.
This year I did a small piece of my Risa and a night of face painting sugar skull designs at Tucson Botanical Gardens for their Feast Of the Dearly Departed event.


The little details are all things that are so her! Prints available - contact me sue@suebetanzos.com

Made a border for a postcard with tiny paw prints (red, white, blue).



I love face painting the sugar skull designs which can range from slower, complex designs to fast simple painting. Either way, they are fun to wear!
Body art has been around since the dawn of humans - this celebration is an opportunity to have some fun painting them.

Took this off the iMac after returning (bad lighting in my little office), before I washed it off. The smudge on the nose bridge is where my glasses sat - yes I need glasses to paint!



Friday, October 24, 2014

Beautiful Student Project!

Wow - great first project Michelle!  Turned out so pretty :)

Glass mosaic Milagro Heart from the Day Of the Dead Mosaic class I teach at diMosaico.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Risa, Mi Amiga Para Siempre

Risa, my Forever Friend, Australian Shepherd.  Pet Portrait for Day Of The Dead Design 2014, Dogtoberfest for Handi-dogs event.


In progress.  Still needs some tweaking.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just A Little Hello


After a few revisions with my little Goldfinch design, I decided to have the Hello on it's own and do another, different Hello with my bird.
Here is a sweet Hello with a twinkle for the garden or inside.






Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tucson Open Studio Tour 2014

The Open Studio Tour is November 8 - 9 and great opportunity to visit talented artists working their mojo in their studio's. Questions about mosaics? Wondering how they are made? I will be at diMosiaco demonstrating mosaic in glass and have mosaics available on display as well as reverse glass paintings.

I will also be demonstrating the technique of reverse glass painting.






Friday, October 10, 2014

It's Dogtoberfest 2014

Fall is here with all the crazy activities jammed together in three short months. 90 days or so of lots of choices, so little time - Tucson style.


My booth at this year's Dogtoberfest is sponsored by diMosaico and will have animal and pet related artwork, demonstrration of mosaic, and a drawing for an art print and mosaic class.



Dogtoberfest is at the beginning of the activities whirl and well worth attending. If you're like most folks, we love to watch the parade of people and their pets in all sizes, shapes and colors. 
There are many fun dog activities if you choose to bring your Well Mannered Leashed K9 companion.


However, if you want to cruise and look - there are costumed doggies, activities, food, live music, and booths with lots of fun items.



Monday, October 6, 2014

Studio Class Time

Students are hard at work in this mosaic class creating some Bee-U-ti-ful mosaics!
I'm teaching classes at diMosaico for this fall. Put a mosaic class on your activities planner and play with a wonderful, traditional media.
Check out the classes/events section on my website for frequent updates as classes are added.

Mark the dates: Oct. 26 DogtoberFest and Nov. 8 - 9 Tucson Open Studio Tour.
More on these events coming right up!

Hi Emalie :) - what a gorgeous butterfly!

Lovely Milagro Heart!



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mosaic Class for Garden Flowers

O.k., moving along with the mosaic garden of flowers.
These will look great as individual mini mosaic projects too.

They are four inch squares. Classes for this project are currently available with Me through Mosaic Class at diMosaico.com

I'll demonstrate a different technique for each square such as background patterns, media, application.

Glass Mosaic Flower Garden - SueBetanzos.com

Mosaic Flower Garden - SueBetanzos.com

Mosaic Class Welcome, Bienvenidos, Willkommen!

The only three languages I know and the German is rusty from no practice!

Welcome is universal when done with a smile, the beckoning hand and a lovely mosaic sign on or in the residence (apartment, condo dwellers).

Registration: Mosaic Sign Class with Sue and Carol
There is bound to be at least one admiration of "Ooooh, Pretty" along with the touching.

Create your own piece of beautiful art in this wonderful traditional media while adding beauty to your diggs, house, domicile etc. in this two day mosaic class.
**Gift someone special - or yourself this holiday.

For beginners the smaller size will finish faster.  For experienced mosaic enthusiasts, have a blast choosing handmade tiles to make your personal Welcome or house number.
Solid iron frame, 50.00 worth of handmade tiles, and glass are included in the class.

**Bring wheeled nippers, your snacks, drink and enthusiasm :)
Get Leponitt nippers online or locally. They are the quality ones you will love.

Rock on with Mosaics this holiday!