Details of workshops are listed below. All ages and abilities are catered for. For information on any of the workshops please contact me.
INTRODUCTION TO MOSAIC
This beginners workshop is designed to teach you everything you need to know about completing your first mosaic. Project designs for the mosaic are only limited by the creative imagination. You will be introduced to the skills and techniques required to make your own unique mosaic through demonstrations and practical exercises on creating your own design, cutting and laying of tiles, basic tools and mosaic processes. Completion of your mosaic includes glueing your finished mosaic onto substrate and grouting.
MOSAICS, MIXED MEDIA AND 3D CREATIONS
In this intermediate workshop you will incorporate 3D sculptural effects and mixed media into a mosaic. Adding sculptural effects can help add interest and perspective to your mosaic artwork. You can choose to create two artworks or decide on a larger design that involves a combination of all techniques demonstrated. Guidance will be provided to help you achieve the desired outcome.
CREATING AN ARTIST BOOK IN MOSAIC
In this workshop participants will create their own accordion fold artist book incorporating the use of mosaic tiles and found objects from their locality. The book will be constructed from balsa wood. The flexible structure lends itself to themes such as childhood memories, holidays, nature themes etc. By experimenting with a variety of materials the participants are encouraged to create their own narrative in book format. The selection of the participant’s materials, his/her own style choices and colour schemes all play an important role in the way the project is to be experienced.
MOSAIC INSTALLATIONS FOR COMMUNITIES
This workshop is for the creation and production of a large mosaic as a group project. Suggested project ideas could be table tops, water/garden features, wall panels and murals. Participants will liaise with the Artist regarding the planned location, placement of mosaic, size and desired materials prior to workshop. Each project is a unique melding of personal taste. Garden features evoke serenity. Courtyards can be enlivened by mosaic features. A mural can beautify our living environment. Group mosaic projects encourage community spirit.