Mosaics


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


COURSES CANCELLED FOR REMAINDER OF 2020 DUE TO COVID-19
Following analysis of the risks involved in teaching courses that are very hands-on, tutors made the decision to cancel courses for the rest of this year. It is difficult to practice hand hygiene when handling glass and tools and the workroom space inhibits safe physical distancing. The COVID situation will be monitored and reviewed in January 2021.
Expressions of interest are being taken and you will be contacted when dates are scheduled.

COURSES – BEGINNERS

Mosaics – BEGINNERS

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

Covers skills and techniques while creating a mosaic on a 30 cm x 30 cm substrate suitable for indoors or out.  Course includes a 3 hour introductory session on glass scoring and cutting, safety, use of tools and pattern design. The tutor will provide examples of suitable projects at the level appropriate for you to work on during the following 6 sessions.  Students are welcome to select their own designs for the tutor to assess for suitability. At the end of the 7 sessions you will have not only a beautiful mosaic to take home, but also the knowledge to create your own glass mosaic projects.

Numbers: 1 to 3 students integrated with 6 to 8 intermediate students

Prerequisite: No prior experience required, however attendance at initial 3 hour introductory session in Week 1 is necessary. 

Cost:  $350.00 – includes all materials and course notes.

Evening Dates: Sunday 9:30am to 12:30pm OR Monday (6:30pm to 9:30pm), then Wednesday 6.30pm to 9.30pm – 7 weeks

Daytime Dates: Sunday 9:30am to 12:30pm then Thursday 10.00am to 1.00pm – 7 weeks

COURSES – INTERMEDIATE

Mosaics – INTERMEDIATE

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

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 6 with maximum 8 (integrated with 1 to 3 beginner 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: $175.00 – materials not included.

Dates:  Wednesday evening or Thursday daytime

Wednesday – 6.30pm to 9.30pm – 6 weeks

Thursday – 10:00am to 1:00 pm – 6 weeks


WORKSHOPS

Mosaic Pendants

Tutor: Chris Bell

pendant3Workshop introduces you to making 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.

Dates: Saturday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (5 hours)

Cost: $90.00 – includes all materials

Mosaic Gecko Pavers

Tutor: Dannis Prowse

Create a unique Gecko Paving Stone using a pre-made cement Gecko substrate for you to mosaic on using stained glass and pebbles. Day 1 will cover designing, cutting and adhering glass onto your gecko substrate. You will discuss using other decorations beyond glass, including crockery, beads and tiles. On day 2, you will grout your gecko and while the grout is drying, conclude with a session on making a small cement substrate in your own container.

At the end of the workshop you will have not only a beautiful mosaic Gecko stepping stone to take home, but also knowledge to create your own substrates for future mosaic projects.

Numbers: Minimum 6 Maximum 8 students

Prerequisite: Completion of Beginners Mosaics course or equivalent; or, Proficiency in glass scoring / cutting knowledge and ability as assessed by Tutor

Cost: $215.00 – includes all material, including the gecko substrate.

Dates: Sunday or Tuesday – 9:30am to 2:00pm (Day 1) and 9:30am to 1:30pm (Day 2) – 9 hours