Tuesday Mosaics at the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre, Cnr Hare and Moore Sts Glenbrook -

Term 3 classes start 28 July and run for 7 weeks

Afternoon session 3 - 6.  Evening session 6.30-9.30 

$210 for the term, plus $35 materials fee payable to me at the first session.  Students must be members of the centre at a cost of $50 per calendar year. $25 if joining now.

This fun and practical class is suitable for students of all levels.  If you've always wanted to learn to mosaic or wish to improve your existing skills, come and join us and make a mosaic for home or garden. Online registration now open.  Class numbers are limited and we will be practising social distancing and increased hygiene measures. 


Registration deadline 25th July, but book now to secure your space.   https://www.bmcac.org.au/classes/#adult-classes


Canberra at Kim Grant Mosaics - rescheduled

Understanding Andamento

When: Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 September 2020, 9am-5pm both days

Cost: $285+ $50 materials fee

Want to take your work to the next level? This workshop gives you a theoretical and practical understanding of the visual grammar of mosaics by looking at both traditional and modern andamento (flow) and opus (laying patterns). On day one, discover how to cut and lay your tesserae to best enhance your work. There’ll be an in depth look at cutting and laying curves and circles and we’ll tackle the tricky triangle issue.

The first day is theoretical and consists of presentations and exercises on and with paper. No drawing skills needed. At the end of the day one, you will apply what you've learned to a mosaic of your own design. On day two, you'll put it into practice by making that mosaic. Full course notes, substrates, adhesives and use of tools provided, but you will need to bring your own mosaic materials for day two. Some materials will be available for purchase.

Information and bookings at Kim Grant's website HERE


Travelling to Teach 

At present, we are in unususal times.  Normally I travel extensivesly to teach both nationally and internationally but at the moment I am pretty much limited to NSW and ACT because of border restrictions due to COVID-19.  However, within these limits I am available to teach small group workshops with appropriate social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures, so if you would like me to come and teach for you, please contact me on mshapiro@dariandesign.com.au and I will send you my booklet of available workshops

Presentations or workshops on working with smalti are available in conjunction with Smalti Australia.

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