Teaching Glass Mosaic!

December 18, 2014 in Classes by melissadelgado@me.com

stained glass garden

I had an amazing time last Sunday at The Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley teaching a glass mosaic class! Every student made beautiful and unique mosaics using glass, beads and jewelry. 
I’m soo happy how everything turned!
Hope to be back in 2015!
To sign up for their new classes go here!

Get Inspired & Creative for the Holidays! ***Classes & POP UP Art Shops***

November 19, 2014 in Classes, Exhibitions, free event, holiday shopping, local shopping, mosaicos, mosaics, Newsletter, pop up art shops by melissadelgado@me.com

MD studio mosaico

It’s November! Can you believe that? This is the second November me and my family are living in Alameda, so it is the second time I see all the leaves falling from the beautiful and majestic Oak tree in our backyard. And it makes me think about how time flies the older and hopefully wiser I get!

For this month of November all the way to February, 2015 I am offering a few different mosaic classes using my glass mosaics with beads and jewelry.

The Holiday Mosaic classes are themed! For the classes  in November and December at the The Rare Bird in Oakland, the first one is titled “Be Grateful Mosaics” In this class you can create a mosaic about what you feel grateful this Thanksgiving holiday? and for the “Winter Wonderland” mosaic class you can create a winter themed mosaic. 

Also in December I am offering another holiday themed mosaic class at The Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley. This is the first time I teach at this studio! It’s going to be an one day class on Sunday, December 14th.

These are great classes that you can take to make a Christmas gift for someone special in your life, or even for yourself! They are also great to be given as gifts for this holiday!

In late January and early February (before Valentines Day) I am offering three more two day classes. The first one is a Girly Mirror Mosaic class at The Rare Bird in Oakland and the second is titled  “All you need is love” at my Private Home Studio in Alameda. This is a really special class for me because it will be dedicated to my Abuelita Carmen (grandmother) who passed away last year from Alzheimer’s disease. 

50% of of the proceeds from this class will be donated to my Tribute Page for theAlzheimer’s Association in honor of my grandmother.

And lastly on February 5 & 8  come create your own special Power Flower, in what better place than at a flower shop, Dandelion Flower Boutique in Alameda. 

All my mosaic classes are two days, with exception the one at The Stained Glass Garden, and they include All Materials!

I will be adding more classes to the schedule soon! I know that sometime in the near future I will be teaching again at The Frank Bette Center of The Arts in Alameda. Two weekends ago my Fabulous Ladies Glass Class was great fun! and I would love to do it again!

If you would like to see me teach near you, contact me!



22 & 23 Be Grateful Mosaics at The Rare Bird on Piedmont Avenue


1 & 8 Winter Wonderland Mosaics at The Rare Bird on Piedmont Avenue 

14 Glass Mosaics at The Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley 


24 & 25 Girly Mirror Mosaic at The Rare Bird on Piedmont Avenue

31 & February 1 All You Need Is LOVE at My Private Home Studio in Alameda


5 & 8 Flower Power Mosaic at Dandelion Flower Boutique in Alameda 

Check out! 

More of my Mosaic Classes, Girls Night Out- Glass & Vino Mosaic Soireé, and

Mosaic Party’s for Kids.


On Friday December 12th from 6-9pm our 4 Chicas Art Collective “Mamá Makers” are popping up and setting shop for the night at the beautiful and carefully edited Dandelion Flower Boutique in Alameda, as part of the 2nd Friday Art Walk. Last POP UP (November 14th) was a great hit!

We are exhibiting and selling our local, unique, hand crafted, hand made goods

The Mamá Makers are:

Vanina Doce-Mood of 12 Mood Studio is going to be selling her unique jewelry and kiddy art aprons.

Adriana Oyarzun of AO Photography is going to be exhibiting her beautiful lifestyle photographs and booking holiday mini photo sessions.

Mónica Arguelles of Mama Monis Bake Sale is going to be doing a taste of her heavenly peruvian style alfahores and other scrumptious bake goods, as well as selling them! 


Moi!!! I will be exhibiting for sale my unique, hand cut , glass mosaics, and my new girly mosaic mirrors, as well as signing up for my holiday classes.

Come and bring your family, friends and kids! We will have Live Music , Local Brews, Wine, Food and of course ART!!!

It’s going to be a creative, inspiring and FUN event! 

Also, ***SAVE THE DATE! December 13th!*** I will be popping up again in another POP UP ART SHOP with The Mamá Makers at Sole Space in Oakland.
More details soon!!!

If you have any questions or just want to say Hola! contact me!

Con Amor,

Creative & Inspiring Dia de los Muertos Skulls!!!

October 20, 2014 in Classes, Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos by melissadelgado@me.com

skull class students

Yesterday, I gave an AMAZING! skull glass mosaic class to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos to three beautiful and mature teenagers and to three beautiful and not that mature Mama’s!

All made incredible pieces in just a full day of class!

Next weekend the 25 & 26 of October I will be offering the class at The Rare Bird  in Piedmont Ave.

This class will be two days, but the results will be as incredible as the one day class !

Sign up here!

Con Amor,


Mamá Makers Pop Up Art Shop

October 13, 2014 in Exhibitions, free event, holiday shopping, Mosaic Demonstrations, mosaicos by melissadelgado@me.com

FB mama makers event composit

Come down to 2nd Friday Art Walk  in Alameda and Check Out! The “Mamá Makers”, a 4 chicas art collective! 

They will be exhibiting and selling their arts & crafts @ Dandelion Flower Shop owned by Karim Preuss- Florist Goddess 

November 14th from 6-9pm

These amazing “Mamá Makers“, Goddesses are: 

Monica Arguelles -Baking & Crafting Goddess of Mama Moni’s bake sale 

Adriana Oyarzun -Photography Goddess 

Mela Delgado, La Mosaicista -Mosaic Goddess

Vanina Doce-Mood of 12 Mood Studio -Jewelry & Sewing Goddess

Don’t miss it! They will be LIVE MUSIC with
The UkeMamas!!!

also Great Food, Drinks, and lots of holiday shopping!!!

Mosaico Taino Commission *FINISHED*!!!

October 2, 2014 in Commissions, mosaicos, Videos by melissadelgado@me.com

Mosaico Taino is FINISHED! Took me a while but it’s ready to be framed and shipped to its new home in Kentucky.

I will miss you Mi Cemi! :(

Te Extrañaré Mi Cemi :(

Check out a short YouTube video I made for:


Con Amor,


Mosaico Taino

Mosaico Taino, 2014 (16 x 20) – stained glass, gold smalti, cooper smalti, stone, precious stones and jewelry

Copyright, Mela Delgado Studio Mosaico, 2014

The Art Booth!

September 28, 2014 in Classes, Commissions, Exhibitions, free event, Mosaic Demonstrations by melissadelgado@me.com

Yesterday, I participated in The Everything Alameda Community event organized by the Alameda Parks and Recreation Department.

I got to exhibit my artwork, promote my business and classes. I also did a mosaic demonstration and sold my work.

Contact me about my Fine Art work, commissions and classes!

Save The Date! and Sign Up! for these Up Coming Events & Classes:


October 19, 2014 Day Of The Dead Skull Mosaic @ My Home Studio, Alameda CA

October 25 & 26, 2014 Day Of The Dead Skull Mosaic @ The Rare Bird, Piedmont CA


November 7, 2014- 6-9pm- Super Mamás Art Collective with Mosaic Artist Mela Delgado & Company @ Dandelion Flower Shop, Alameda CA

November 1 & 2, 2014 Glass Mosaic @ Frank Bette Art Center, Alameda CA

November 13 & 16, 2014 Flower Power Mosaic Class @ Dandelion Flower Shop, Alameda CA

Con Amor, Mela

Let’s Celebrate Everything Alameda! Sat. Sept. 27th 10:30-3:30pm

September 22, 2014 in Classes, free event, Mosaic Demonstrations by melissadelgado@me.com

Mela & Mama Monis Bake sale

Local Alameda Talents, Mela Delgado of MD Studio Mosaico and Monica Arguelles of Mama Moni’s bake sale will be out and about in the company of more local talent, as well as local food vendors, and local youth groups and associations to celebrate Alameda’s uniqueness and fantastic community spirit! 

Mela and Monica will be showcasing their amazing artistry! 

Mela will be demonstrating her mosaic techniques as well as selling her art and promoting her up coming classes! 

Monica will be handing out samples and selling her delicious artisan bake goods

There will also be live youth entertainment, local bands, jumpers for the little children, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden and a chance to enjoy a beautiful day in Washington Park! 

Mela & Monica will have a FREE Raffle, so come by their booths to say Hola and enter the raffle, and while you are there try out something new! 

So Let’s celebrate everything that Alameda has to offer! 

Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event!


More info: http://alamedaca.gov/recreation-uncategorized/events/2365

Free Live Art! Mosaic & Painting

September 12, 2014 in Classes, Mosaic Demonstrations by melissadelgado@me.com

Rare Bird Live Art Demo

Come by for some Free Live Art Demos! 6-9 pm September 18th!

I’ll be there showing my artistry and eating delicious Artisan Sweets made by my good friend Monica, of Mama Moni’s Bake Sale ! Also, painter John Holm will be there showing his work and talking about his Impressionistic Surf Art class , which will be held on Sept 20th.

It’s also an opportunity for you to Sign Up for one of my classes! If you sign up during the Live Art! you get a Special Discount!

This is my Mosaic Class Schedule:

October 25 & 26- Day of The Dead Sugar Glass Skull Mosaic
November 22 & 23- Be Grateful Mosaic
December 1 & 8- Winter Wonderland Mosaic
January 24 & 25- Mirror Mosaic

All themed classes are $99 and the Mirror Mosaic class is $105 -ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!
And all classes are 12-4pm on first day and the second class goes from 1-3pm

Call The Rare Bird at 510.653.2473 or visit to sign up!

So come down and say Hola! Check out the art, the awesome store The Rare Bird* who are hosting this event, and taste a little piece of heaven while you are there!

Con Amor,


*The Rare Bird Address: 3883 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland CA

Want Some Inspiration!

September 4, 2014 in Classes, Commissions, Mosaic Demonstrations, Newsletter, Videos by melissadelgado@me.com


Read my New e-News for the month of September! I have NEW CLASSES, LIVE DEMOS, NEW COMMISSION, NEW, NEW, NEW!!!

And Sign Up! For my September Classes:

6 & 7 @ The Rare Bird, Piedmont CA

13 & 14 @ The Frank Bette Center For The Arts, Alameda CA

28th @ My Home Private Studio, Alameda CA

Con Amor,



Artist in DA’ House! FREE DEMO & NEW CLASSES!

August 3, 2014 in Classes, Mosaic Demonstrations by melissadelgado@me.com

I have been invited to do a FREE Mosaic Demo at The Frank Bette Art Center in Alameda, CA!
I will be demonstrating how I use jewelry, beads and glass to create my one-of-a-kind mosaics.
Everyone is invited!
So, come down to The FB Center on Saturday August 23rd from 11am to 2pm, and
don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn a new technique and see a piece of artwork being created!
And BE INSPIRED to Sign Up! for my next class at The FB Center!


Con Amor,