Mosaics

MOSAICS

Linda's houseMosaics are images created by glueing or embedding smaller materials to a surface. They may be for indoor or outdoors, made on a variety of surfaces called substrate, and incorporate different medium – glass, stone, terracotta etc. They are an enduring art form with endless possibilities, from small pendants to large architectural installations.   Examples of mosaic works by members.


COURSES – BEGINNERS

Mosaics – BEGINNERS

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

Wednesday – 6.30pm to 9.30pm – 8 weeks

  • BM5: 23 August to 14 September and 4 October to 25 October FULL

Thursday – 10.00am to 1.00pm – 8 weeks

  • BM6: 24 August to 15 September and 5 October to 26 October 

Learn about pattern design, glass safety, use of tools, adhering your pieces, and grouting while you create a mosaic on a stepping stone, terracotta platter or a piece of plywood. The tutor will provide examples of suitable projects at the level that would be appropriate for this course. Students are welcome to select their own designs for the tutor to assess for suitability. Course notes will be provided.  This course covers the skills and techniques needed to go onto intermediate glass mosaic projects.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 8.

Prerequisite: No experience necessary. (Note: Intermediate students may be integrated with Beginner students.)

Cost:  $340.00 – includes all materials

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 COURSES – INTERMEDIATE

Mosaics – INTERMEDIATE

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

Wednesday – 6.30pm to 9.30pm – 4 week block

  • IM11: 23 August to 13 September   FULL
  • IM13: 4 October to 25 October
  • IM14: 1 November to 22 November

Thursday – 10:00am to 1:00 pm – 4 week block

  • IM12: 24 August  to 14 September
  • IM15: 5 October to 26 October
  • IM16: 2 November to 23 November

Intermediate courses are for students who want to explore different techniques in mosaics and experiment with different adhesives and substrates with tutor assistance. Your project is of your own choosing and you can work at your own pace. Projects that students have worked on include mixed media, glass embellishment, paper under glass, glass on glass, smalti, mosaics on mesh, 3 dimensional and portraits to name a few!

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 8.  (Note: Beginners students may be integrated with Intermediate students.)

Prerequisite: Guild membership and completion of Beginners Mosaics course; or, Proficiency in glass scoring / cutting, substrate and adhesives knowledge and ability as assessed by Tutor.

Cost: $85.00 – materials not included. To be paid as a block.

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WORKSHOPS 

Mobile Mosaics – Glass on Glass Technique

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

Sundays – 9:30am to 3:00pm (Day 1)  and 10:30 to 12:30am (Day 2)

  • MW6: 8 October and 15 October (2 days)

Learn about the unique effects that transparency, light and colourmosaic flower can create with mosaic using the glass on glass technique to create a hanging artwork of your choice. Choose between a variety of shapes of UV resistant plexiglass, to create a unique piece of art which can be hung in a window, or put on display in the garden, creating sparkle, colour and interest.  Course allows one to try out mosaics before continuing on to a Beginners course.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Cost: $100.00 – includes all materials.

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Mosaic Pendants

Tutor: Chris Bell

Saturday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • MW8: 14 October

pendant3This workshop will introduce you to mosaic jewellery. You will have the opportunity to make three mosaic pendants using bezel settings, glass, millefiori, beads and bling.

Numbers: Minimum 6 with maximum of 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Cost: $80.00 – includes all materials

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Japanese Kokeshi Dolls – Paper under Glass

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

Sunday – 9:30am to 3:00pm

  • MW7: 5 November (1 day)

Learn the technique of how to adhere paper under glass to create a Japanese Kokeshi Doll fridge magnet.  A unique piece of art for your home, or the perfect Christmas gift for someone special!

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Cost: $75.00 – includes all materials.

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