Student Mosaics










 

TEACHING IN 2018

 

Working with Smalti, Wild Valley Art Park, Wentworth Falls

21-22 April 10 - 15 pm

A traditional mosaic material, having unique properties with light, smalti has been used for thousands of years to produce mosaic work. Discover the history of smalti and differences and similarities between the different makes. Explore visual effects achieved by different ways of laying smalti. Learn how to cut using modern cutting techniques to work towards a mosaic (20 x 20 cm) of your own design.

Beginners/Intermediate

Cost $240 including some materials.  Participants will need to buy their own smalti.  

Bookings wildvalley.com.au or 0429 482 933


Tuesday Evenings at Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre, cnr Hare and Moore St, Glenbrook - Starting 8th May 

Term 2 mosaics start on Tuesday 8th May - seven weeks from 6.30-9.30 pm.  I will be teaching in Queensland on the week of 22nd May, so there will be no class that week.  Week 7 will be 26th June.   This fun and practical class is suitable for students of all levels.  It is often booked out.  Enrollment is open now HERE or come to enrollment day at the centre on 5th May 10-2 pm.


Teaching in Queensland

Delighted to announce that I will be running Bend Fold and Undulate in Towoomba plus three courses at the Creative Glass Guild in Brisbane in May 2018. 

Bend Fold and Undulate Toowoomba - 2 places left

Friday 18th May – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 
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.
Prerequisite: Some mosaic experience desirable and will be particularly useful for those who want to move beyond the flat surface. 

Venue:  Toowoomba - to be advised

Cost: $120.00 plus $30.00 materials fee

Contact Chris Purchase  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lyn Norton mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details and bookings.

Creative Glass Guild Brisbane

All courses sold out, but contact me directly to see if there are any last minute places available mshapiro@darian design.com.au

Bend Fold and Undulate - sold out 

Thursday 24 May – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Course content as in the Toowoomba course above 

Cost: $160.00 (Early Bird if paid by 28 Feb); $190.00 thereafter. Includes materials and full course notes.
Maximum numbers 12.

Note: There is no mosaic work in this course.  Add on Into the Third Dimension and spend the day mosaicing your dimensional substrate.  

Into the Third Dimension sold out

Friday 25 May – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Build on the Bend Fold and Undulate course and learn strategies of designing for, and working on, substrates that are not flat, using tinted cement-based adhesive. Mosaic your substrate, completed during the Bend, Fold and Undulate course, with mosaic materials of your choosing.

Prerequisite: Completion of full day Bend Fold and Undulate either at Creative Glass Guild or another venue. Some mosaic experience required.
Cost: $140.00 (Early Bird if paid by 28 Feb); $170.00 thereafter. Includes course notes, adhesives and colorants but not mosaic materials.You will need to supply mosaic materials sufficient to cover a substrate about 20 x 24 cm. You may purchase art glass at the Guild, 9:00am, before course starts.
Maximum numbers 12  

Working with Smalti
Tues 22nd & Wed 23rd May - 9.00 to 5.00 pm sold out
Sat 26 & Sun 27 May – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm - sold out

A traditional mosaic material, having unique properties with light, smalti has been used for thousands of years to produce mosaic work. Discover the history of smalti and differences and similarities between the different makes. Explore visual effects achieved by different ways of laying smalti. Learn how to cut using modern cutting techniques to work towards a mosaic (25 x 25 cm) of your own design.
 

Prerequisite: Intermediate mosaic experience – experience with smalti not necessary. Not suitable for beginners.
Cost: $270.00 (Early Bird extended till March 9th) $330.00 thereafter. Includes course notes and materials except smalti. You will need 1-1.5 kg of smalti (about $40.00 to 65.00). Marian will advise how and where to obtain after registration. 
Numbers:Maximum 10  


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

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 TBC

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

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 TBC

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

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 - September 2018

I am currently planning to teach Understanding Values and Texture and Light in Perth in September - watch this space for further details.


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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