Student Mosaics



Tuesday Evening Class - Glenbrook 

I will be continuing to teach my regular evening class at the Creative Arts Centre in Glenbrook on Tuesday evening.  Each term runs for 7 weeks and is suitable for people of all levels from complete beginners upwards.  The class maximum is 10 and this class is often booked out with a waitlist.

When: Term 2 to be announced.  The classes run for 7 weeks.  
Cost: $150 for the term
All adult students must be members of BMCAC. Membership is $50 per annum. $25 after June.  Plus materials fee of $30 payable to me at the first class.

Enrollment: Term 2 TBA

Birds, Blooms and Butterflies
Mosaics for the Garden

Saturday/Sunday 25/26 March, 10 am – 5 pm Springwood Community Arts Centre 22 Ferguson Road Springwood


Join Marian for a fun two day workshop making mosaics for outdoor display. You will learn to make and mosaic your own garden pieces using lightweight mosaic board suitable for exterior use.
Marian will take you through cutting, gluing and grouting and you will leave with your own mosaic creation to take home.

Cost: $200 plus $30 materials fee

Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided. 

Suitable for beginners or those with a little mosaic experience – max participants 10.

Enrolment and information: Contact Marian on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone her on  0404 850157. Enrolments close Friday 17 March


Tempered Glass Mosaics - Woodford Academy - May
1.5 Day workshop
​Dates: Sat 13th 9am - 5pm & Sun 14th May 10am - 1pm.  Cost $250 plus $25 materials.
​Level: Beginners or people experienced in mosaics who want to learn a new technique.

 In this workshop, students will use paint, papers and other materials under tempered glass (crash glass), combined with other mosaic materials if desired, to produce beautiful and unique mosaics suitable for indoor display.  
 More info contact Caitlin Hughes 0416 110 675 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More info here

Bend Fold and Undulate - Hobart at the MAANZ Symposium
1/2 day workshop August 18th 

This hands on practical workshop introduces participants to making and using dimensional substrates for mosaic. Students will leave with a substrate of their own design and sufficient understanding of the method to be able to confidently make their own substrates at home. The student-made substrate will need to be completed at home but students will get hands on experience during the workshop of completing a substrate supplied by me.
Cost : $105
Materials : $25

This workshop is part of the MAANZ symposium and is open to registered particiants.  For more information see here 

September 2017

Throughout September, I will be undertaking a residency at the Olive Stack Gallery in Listowel, County Kerry, ireland, jointly with Margo Anton from Canada.  We will both be running workshops.  More information nearer the time.

Travelling to Teach in 2017

I am in the process of organising my travelling teaching commitments for 2017. I am planning an Australian tour, probably between the end of term 1 and the beginning of term 2 and I have a booklet available of available course offerings.  If you would like me to come and teach for you, either then or at other points in the year, and would like to see the booklet, 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.
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.  Presentations or workshops on working with smalti are available in conjunction with Smalti Australia.


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