Student Mosaics










 

TEACHING IN 2018


Tuesday Evenings at Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre, cnr Hare and Moore St, Glenbrook

This fun and practical class is suitable for students of all levels.  It is often booked out.  Watch this space for details of Term 3 which begins on 31 July for 7 weeks.  6.30 - 9.30 pm. Enrollment day is 28 July at the centre, 10 am - 2 pm.


Tempered Glass Mosaics Springwood Community Arts Centre

Saturday 30 June 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1st July 9 am - noon

Come and join me for this one and a half day workshop on Tempered Glass Mosaic. You will use paint, papers and other materials under tempered glass (crash glass), combined with other materials to produce an exquisite, small hanging mosaic (25 c m x 25 cm) suitable for interior display. Alternatively you can mosaic a mirror frame.

Appropriate materials sufficient for a small mosaic are provided, but you are very welcome to bring extra materials to make your piece unique and personal. Presentations and books give you lots of inspiration. You get detailed notes and as classes are small, lots of individual attention. And of course, your mosaic creation to take home. Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided. A materials fee of $30 will be payable to Marian at the workshop.

Where: Springwood Community Arts Centre, 22 Ferguson Road Springwood 

Cost: $150 (SCA Members) $180 (non-members) plus $30 materials fee payable on the day
Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided. 
Bookings: $50 deposit to secure your place - click HERE to book
Enrolments close Monday 24 June



Gembrook Victoria July 2018

I will be teaching three courses for Beliana Mosaics in 2018.  For more information and to express interest see here or contact Belinda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Understanding Values - working with light dark and contrast  6th July 9 am - 5pm - full

Value, (how light or dark something is) is an important concept in art. Particularly in mosaic, the correct use of values can contribute enormously to the “readability” of a piece. Using a mix of theory and practical exercises, this course aims to give participants an understanding of the concept of value and the tools to use it effectively in their own mosaic work. This is a mainly theoretical course, the mosaic making will be to produce samples rather than creative pieces. Intermediate/Advanced

Cost: Early bird bookings by May 1st $135. $170 for bookings after that. Plus materials fee $25

Texture and Light - Mixed Media Mosaics 2 days 7/8 July 9 am - 5pm both days - full

This course looks at creating visually exciting modern mosaic pieces using the direct method and working with cement-based adhesive. We will look at the possibilities of working with texture, colour and light by exploring different styles of laying the pieces, and mosaic mixed media.  Some mosaic experience desirable.  Not suitable for absolute beginners.

Cost: Early bird bookings by May 1st $270. $350 for bookings after that. Plus materials fee $25

Bend Fold and Undulate - 1 day 9 July 10 am - 5 pm - full

Learn different methods of making dimensional substrates for mosaic, using fibreglass mesh and cement-based adhesive, to make two lightweight wall hanging substrates of your own design. Substrates are made in two stages and you will finish yours at home. Marian will supply a half-made folded or undulating substrate to complete during course so you get hands-on experience. At the end of the day you should be confident to design and make your own substrates.

Some mosaic experience desirable and will be particularly useful for those who want to move beyond the flat surface.

Cost: Early bird bookings by May 1st $135. $170 for bookings after that. Plus materials fee $35


Perth -  Texture and Light 22/23 September 2018

Where: Frendz Arts and Craft Supplies, Clarkson

Cost: $250 MAANZ members and $260 guests (includes some materials)

This course looks at creating visually exciting modern mosaic pieces working with cement-based adhesive (thin set). We will look at the possibilities of working with texture, colour and light by exploring different laying styles and using a range of different materials.

This workshop is not for beginners but rather intended for those with some mosaic experience who wish to try new things and bring their work to a new level. This workshop aims to give attendees ideas, inspiration and techniques to create individual, original and vibrant modern mosaic art. Each participant will work towards a small hanging mosaic 25 cm x 25 cm suitable for either interior or exterior display. There is a maximum number of eight participants.

To register contact Dorothy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 18 August.
 


Travelling to Teach 

I have just updated my booklet of available course offerings.  If you would like me to come and teach for you, either in Australia and abroad, please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Book me for a Workshop or Presentation
I have extensive teaching and speaking experience and am happy to travel. In the last year or so I have taught workshops in the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Perth, Canberra and Sydney and had several speaking engagements.  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact me.  A booklet of course outlines in electronic form is available on request.
 
 Presentations or workshops on working with smalti are available in conjunction with Smalti Australia.
 
I am now living in the Lower Blue Mountains and I am happy to provide 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 customised mosaic sessions in my home studio for people either with some mosaic experience, or for experienced artists in other media who wish to explore mosaics.  If you are interested, contact me. 
 
 
 
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