TEACHING 2020

 

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

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Adelaide at Creative Mosaics

Bling it on! Magical Mirrors

20/21 August 2020. 9-5 pm both days

OR 22/23 August 2020. 9-5 pm both days

OR 10/11 September 9-5 both days

Join me for a fun two days exploring the use of repeated patterns and exciting colour combinations to produce unique decorative mixed media mirrors. These extravagantly decorative mirrors make wonderful gifts or just a great present for yourself. This technique can also be used to make art mosaics which imitate fabric or embroidery. Using a mix of materials, including smalti, fused glass gems, beads, millefiori and more, you will make a mirror 30 x 30 for indoor use. We provide the mirror base, adhesives, colourants and a glittering lolly shop of materials to choose from. Please bring extra items such as broken jewellery, shells or beads to swap and share. The workshop is supported by presentations and notes. 

Maximum 7

 

Who: Suitable for all

Cost: Early Bird $330 including all materials.  Book and pay in full by 20th July.  $110 non-refundable deposit secures your place.

After 20th July $400 including all materials.  

Bookings and information contact Sally Alexander at Creative Mosaics HERE

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Brisbane hosted by Catherine Conaty - Rescheduled
Understanding Values

When: Friday 28 August 2020, 9am-5pm
Where: Carina Heights, Brisbane
Cost: Early bird price – book and pay in full by 31 July 2020. $170 (inc GST) + $25 materials fee payable on the day
Afte 31 July $210 (inc GST) plus $25 materials fee payable on the day

A non-refundable deposit of $70 secures your place
Who: Intermediate

Booking: email Catherine Conaty 

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 workshop gives you an understanding of the concept of value and the tools to use it effectively in your work. We look at basic colour theory and how it applies to mosaic and focus specifically on value. You will learn how to make a smooth transition from one colour to another, and we’ll also look at how values work when grouting a project – addressing the vexed question of “what colour will I grout it”? In the afternoon you make a small mosaic concentrating on value. Full course notes, substrates, adhesives and use of tools provided.


Understanding Andamento
When: Saturday- Sunday 29/30 August 2020, 9am-5pm both days
Where: Carina Heights, Brisbane
Cost: Early bird price – book and pay in full by 31 July 2020. $300 (inc GST) + $30 materials fee payable on the day
After 31 July $360 (inc GST) plus $30 materials fee payable on the day
A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your place
Who: Intermediate

Booking:  email Catherine Conaty 

 

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.

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Canberra at Kim Grant Mosaics - rescheduled

Understanding Andamento

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

Cost: $285+ $50 materials fee

See course description for Brisbane above.  Information and bookings at Kim Grant's website HERE

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Adelaide at Jane Silk's studio - rescheduled

Understanding Andamento

When: Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 September 2020, 9am-5pm both days

Early bird Cost: Book and pay  in full by 1 August 2020. $300 including materials fee

After 1 August $350 including materials fee. A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures  your place

See course description for Brisbane above.  Information and bookings email Jane at janesilk10@gmail.com

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Gembrook Victoria at Beliana Mosaics

Bend Fold and Undulate: Dimensional Substrates

13 November 2020. 10-5 pm

Always wondered how Marian makes those substrates that look like fabric?  Want to make your own dimensional substrates? This fun, hands-on workshop gives you two different methods to make lightweight substrates suitable for indoors or out.  Working with fiberglass mesh and cement-based adhesive, you create two wall-hanging substrates of your own design. The first is flat, folded, or undulating – or a combination of all three. The second substrate is hollow, for instance a mask or torso, and is created by using sand to make a mould (sand-casting).

 

Both these substrates are made in two stages. You make the first stage during the workshop but complete them in your own time afterwards.  In the afternoon, you will complete a half made substrate supplied by Marian so you know exactly what to do when you get home. Max: 8
 

Who: Suitable for all levels, but will also be enjoyed by people with some mosaic experience who want to take their work in a new direction.
Cost: Early Bird $190 including materials. Book and pay in full by 15 September 2020. $75 non refundable deposit secures your place.
After 15 September 2020, $230 including materials. $75 non refundable deposit secures your place.

Bookings: HERE

Bling it on! Magical Mirrors
14/15 November 2020. 9-5 pm both days

Join me for a fun weekend exploring the use of repeated patterns and exciting colour combinations to produce unique decorative mixed media mirrors. These extravagantly decorative mirrors make wonderful holiday gifts or just a great present for yourself. This technique can also be used to make art mosaics which imitate fabric or embroidery. Using a mix of materials, including smalti, fused glass gems, beads, millefiori and more, you will make a mirror 30 x 30 for indoor use. We provide the mirror base, adhesives, colourants and a glittering lolly shop of materials to choose from. Please bring extra items such as broken jewellery, shells or beads to swap and share. The workshop is supported by presentations and notes. Max: 8
 

Who: Suitable for beginners, but will also be enjoyed by people with some mosaic experience.
Cost: Early Bird $350 including materials. Book and pay in full by 15 September 2020. $100 non refundable deposit secures your place.
After 15 September 2020, $400 including materials. $100 non refundable deposit secures your place.

Bookings: HERE

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Travelling to Teach 

I have a booklet of available workshops.  If you would like me to come and teach for you, either in Australia and abroad, please contact me on mshapiro@dariandesign.com.au

Book me for a Workshop or Presentation

I have extensive teaching and speaking experience and am happy to travel. I have taught workshops in the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney and had many 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.

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