IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE LISTED WORKSHOPS PLEASE LET US KNOW. WE GENERALLY SCHEDULE THEM ONCE WE HAVE A FEW PEOPLE INTERESTED.
To Be Announced
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Make a unique outdoor sculpture that can be used as a base for your mosaic work.
Over the course of the day you will learn how to build an armature from wire and newspaper. You will learn how to make a weatherproof cement based mixture and apply it to the armature. This is a perfect base for you to apply a mosaic finish (in your own time or in Artopia’s regular mosaic classes).
Cost: $80 PLUS materials charge (between $20 and $45 depending on size of sculpture)
You may want to attend a follow up class to apply a second coat (Cost $25)
or phone/SMS Helen on 0414 594 712
$20 non-refundable deposit or in FULL required upon booking.
VENUE: Artopia Studio, 550 O’Neil Road, BEACONSFIELD ‘What to Bring’ list supplied upon booking.
Working with Minerals Workshop
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WORKING WITH MINERALS
Crystals, Gemstones, Rocks and Fossils
DATE: to be announced
10am to 4pm
Under the Earth’s surface is a wealth of beautiful natural materials just waiting for us to incorporate into our mosaic art. There are shimmering crystals and precious gems that come in all colours of the spectrum. There are amazing patterned rocks in rich earthen tones. There are fossils which capture the imprint of plants and creatures from long ago. During this workshop, teacher, Helen Harman will show you how to enrich your art work using these beautiful non-traditional materials.
This Workshop Will Cover the Following:
· Selecting of non-traditional minerals for mosaics using identifying features such as colour, hardness, lustre and crystalline structure
· Unique Properties of crystals and their relevance to our art
· Cleaving techniques and tools
· Laying techniques
· Application: when, where and how these materials can be used
· Generating ideas for incorporating these materials into your art work
· Sourcing your gems, crystals and rocks
(Note: the use of traditional stone mosaic materials such as marble, granite and travertine will be discussed but not covered extensively within this workshop).
COST: $100 including some materials
Assemblage Art and Contemporary Mosaics Workshop
In this workshop we are going to look at assemblage art and the crossover with contemporary mosaic art. We will be exploring the notion of assemblage as a springboard to using objects that surround us as well as traditional mosaic materials to create a contemporary work of art.
Helen Harman, ‘Farewell My Fairy Wings’, 2013
or phone/SMS Helen on 0414 594 712
$20 non-refundable deposit required upon booking for all workshops.
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Mosaic Clay Sectiles
Making Clay Mosaic Sectiles
Learn everything you need to know about the world’s most prestigious mosaic material.
Spend the day learning all about this beautiful mosaic material. We will cover the following:
Contemporary uses of Smalti
History of Smalti
Types of Smalti available
Suppliers and Prices
Uses and Applications
Cutting and Laying Techniques
You will gain hands-on experience by fabricating a small work of art using Smalti on fiberglass mesh.
COST: $80 (includes enough smalti for a small sampler)
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0414 594 712
QUIRKY FOUND OBJECT SCULPTURES
Date to be Advised.
Another workshop will be scheduled soon.
Expressions of interest welcome.