2021 Paltiya Workshops Society of American Mosaic Vitual conference

Introduction to Paltiya

This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in an easy to use sculpture media to create 3D substrates that does not require molds, kilns or heavy armature. Pal Tiya works like clay that air hardens as concrete to create 3-D substrates that can be placed in and outdoors. Your armature can be made with cardboard and tin foil, perfect for beginners and great fun for intermediate students that want to push for more complex forms. Participants will learn the basics of Pal Tiya mixing, by creating a small armature and covering it with the first layers of Pal Tiya. Additionally, you will receive information about tooling, sanding and finishes. Participants will have 2lb of material to experiment during the workshop and add more details later at their home. You can add more layers as you desire it doesn’t have a time constrain making it better than concrete and less heavy. Most of the workshop will be hands-on and other parts will have images of processes and finishes. I have been teaching sculpture for more than 20 years at all age-group levels and this material is far one of my favorite mediums, easy to manipulate, strong and once cured for 5 days can go outside in any weather and you can add mosaic to its surface.

Armatures for 3-D Substrates

This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in creating armatures that help support their substrates and offer a way to attach them properly to a base indoor or outdoor and then will be covered Pal Tiya premium as a substrate for their mosaic pieces.  Students are encouraged to bring drawings and questions about armatures to share with the group for Q&A first part. We would have a variety of materials from the hardware store at hand, to demonstrate how they work.
After the demos each participant would create a PVC armature adding high-density foam to create the form. Types of tools for shaping the form will be explained and technique to make your ideas a reality.
The instructions for all the steps would be given during the workshop and a handout would be provided with links to products and information about them.

I have been teaching sculpture for more than 20 years at all age-group levels. As a studio owner, I am always to make the most efficient armatures to use with Pal Tiya. This product reduces my building time production with the strength of concrete, the flexibility of clay and I can’t wait to share these with you.


What's New

Online classes

Introduction to Pal tiya

This class launched in December 2019 with Mosaic Arts online and is available for anyone to enroll from the comfort of their home, with step by step videos and also extra bonus material at the end.

Pal Tiya is a wonderful material easy to use for the creation of your mosaic substrates.


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Maria Sarmiento

Sarmiento Studio

Atlanta, GA 30338

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