TEACHING 2019


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

Afternoon session 3 - 6.  Evening session 6.30-9.30 Term 4 mosaics start on Tuesday 22 October.

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.

$190 for the term, plus $35 materials fee payable at the first class.  Plus BMCAC membership (if not already a member) for the rest of the year year $25.

7 x 3 hour sessions starting 22 October.  No class on 26th November.  Online enrolment open now.  Click HERE.


Teaching in Gembrook, Vic, November 2019 - a few places still available

I am teaching three one-day workshops at Beliana Mosaics in Gembrook Victoria.  Pick one, two, or all three!

Reverse/Indirect Method - Friday 1st November 9 am - 5 pm

Discover the what, how, why and when of the reverse/indirect method, the traditional way to get a flat surface in mosaics.  You will make two small sample mosaics using variations of the method and gain an understanding of when and why to work indirectly. This is a technical course concentrating on the method and not aimed at producing an original creative artwork. Full course notes and exercises provided.

Intermediate - aimed at students with some mosaic experience who wish to learn a different method of fabrication.
Cost -  see below plus $25 materials fee

Understanding Andamento - Saturday 2nd November 9 am - 5 pm

Want to take your work to the next level?  This workshop gives you an understanding of the visual grammar of mosaics by looking at both traditional and modern andamento (flow) and opus (laying patterns). Discover how to cut and lay your tesserae to best enhance your work.  This course is theoretical and consists of presentations and exercises on and with paper. No drawing skills needed. There is no actual mosaic making in this course but you will leave with a practical understanding of the grammar of mosaics and the effects that can be achieved. Full course notes and exercises provided.

Intermediate/Advanced - for those with mosaic experience but wish to improve their knowledge of the fundamental principles of classical andamento to make their own work more harmonious to the eye.
Cost -  see below plus $10 materials fee

Understanding Values - Sunday 3rd November 9 am - 5 pm

Value, (how light or dark something is) is an important concept in art. Particularly in mosaic, the correct use of values can make or break your work. Using a mix of theory and practical exercises, you will gain an understanding of the concept of value and the tools to use it effectively in your own mosaic work. We also cover basic colour theory, colour gradation and choosing grout colours. This is a mainly theoretical course, the mosaic making is to produce samples rather than creative pieces. Full course notes and exercises provided.

Intermediate/Advanced - Suitable for those who have been working in mosaic for a while and would like to take their work to a new level.
Cost -  see below plus $30 materials fee

Costs: Early bird rates.  Book by 27th September.  $140 per day or $400 if you book all three workshops. Plus materials fee as detailed above. Non refundable deposit of $70 per day secures your place.  Payment in full by 27th September.

After 27th September:  $180 per day or $500 if you book all three workshops. Plus materials fee as detailed above. Non refundable deposit of $70 per day secures your place.  Payment in full by 25th October.

For more information and bookings see Belinda's website HERE  or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Canberra 2020 at Kim Grant Mosaics

 Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April 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.  The first day is theoretical and consists of presentations and exercises on and with paper intended to give you a practical understanding of the grammar of mosaics and the effects that can be achieved. Full course notes and exercises provided.

At the end of 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.

Intermediate/Advanced - for those with mosaic experience but wish to improve their knowledge of the fundamental principles of classical andamento to make their own work more harmonious to the eye.  Information and bookings at Kim Grant's website HERE


Also coming up in 2020

My teaching schedule for next year is firming up and currently includes:

February Introduction to Mosaics at Australian Stained Glass, Camperdown, Sydney.  Watch this space

March at Catherine Conaty's studio in Brisbane 20-22 March, topics TBC

April for Kim Grant in Canberra 4/5 April - see above

April at Jane Silk's studio in Adelaide 18-19 April 2020, topics TBC

I am also talking to people in  WA and NZ.  Watch this space


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 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.
 
 
 
 
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