TEACHING 2019


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

Afternoon session 3 - 6.  Evening session 6.30-9.30

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.

$180 for the term, plus $35 materials fee payable at the first class.  Plus BMCAC membership for the year $50.

Term 2 enrolments are now open - click HERE    Please note that we are starting late this term; There will be 7 x 3 hour sessions starting May 28th and ending on July 9th.


Adelaide in June

Working with Smalti at Creative Mosaics, Melrose Park, SA June 12-14. 2.5 days

Evening session June 12 6.30-8.30 pm.  9-4 pm 13 and 14 June.

A traditional and prestigious mosaic material with unique properties with light, smalti has been used for over a thousand years to produce beautiful mosaic work. Participants will learn the differences and similarities between different types of smalti. We will look at the visual effects which can be achieved by different ways of laying smalti and learn how to cut it using wheeled mosaic nippers. Each participant will work towards a small smalti mosaic of their own design suitable for exterior using the direct method with tinted cement-based adhesive. Substrates, adhesives and oxides will be supplied but students need to bring their own smalti and any other materials they wish to incorporate. Any smalti that can be cut with wheeled nippers is suitable for this course. Smalti Australia will offer a discount to registered participants. Intermediate.  Maximum 8 people

Cost: Early Bird bookings by 25th March $280.  $350 after that.  Plus Materials cost $25.A non-refundable deposit secures your place. Ring Sally at Creative Mosaics 08 8276 3060 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Texture and Light - Jane Silk Mosaic, Chandlers' Hill

15/16 June 2019, 9-5 both days
Are you ready to take your work to the next level? Looking for new ways to use material to bring fresh life and energy to your work?

Discover the possibilities of working with texture, colour and light in mosaic. Come away with inspirations and techniques to create individual, original and vibrant mosaic art.

Work towards a small hanging mosaic (25 cm x 25 cm) suitable for either interior or exterior display. Substrate, adhesive and colourants are provided, but participants need to bring their own tools and mosaic materials.

As this course focuses on texture and light in mosaic, bring a mix of materials which work differently with light; ie: vitreous glass, unglazed ceramic, china, stained glass etc. Materials of different heights are also good for this course. Bring additional materials that call to you e.g.; beads, pebbles, glass gems, found objects, fossils etc. Swapping and sharing will be encouraged.
This workshop is not for absolute beginners, but is for those with some mosaic experience who wish to try new things and bring their work to a new level.

Early bird bookings by 1st April: $320 plus $25 materials fee
Bookings after 1st April: $360 plus $25 materials fee
$100 non-refundable deposit secures your place
Bookings and information: Jane Silk. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Small Group Working with Smalti Workshops - Glenbrook NSW

Weekend 1: 13/14 July 2019.  9.30 - 5 pm both days.  $350.  Sold out Waitlist available. Book HERE

Weekend 2 : 26/27 October 2019.  9.30 - 5 pm both days.  $350. Sold out Waitlist available Book HERE

I am offering two Working with Smalti workshops in my home studio in Glenbrook, NSW. I will share my extensive knowledge of using this beautiful and traditional material and you will work towards a 25 x 25 cm artwork suitable for interior or exterior to your own design. My art is on the walls, the studio overlooks the bush and there is walk-in access to the Smalti Australia store next door to my studio. Minimum of three people. Maximum of four people.

I will supply substrates, hanging hardware, adhesives and oxides. You will need to either bring your own smalti or buy it from Smalti Australia at a 10% discount once you are here. This is an intermediate level workshop and aimed at people with previous mosaic experience who want to try out a new material or or develop their smalti skills. Wheeled nippers are fine but I will also have two hammers and hardies available for the group, or you can bring your own hammer and desktop hardie if you want to use them.

Total cost of $350 includes substrates, adhesives and colourants, morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch both days. Glenbrook is a lovely little village on the Blue Mountains train line and there are Airbnb properties available both in the village and nearby. We are happy to pick up people from Glenbrook station or from accommodation within about a 10-15 minute drive from Glenbrook. There is a $100 deposit for both workshops. If you have any questions, email me or ring me on 0404 850157

 


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.
 
 
 
 
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