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Artopia Mosaics

Exploring your creativity

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.

Sculpture Workshop

Dates To Be Announced

 

Make a unique outdoor sculpture that can be used as a base for your mosaic work.

 

Over the course of this two day workshop, you will learn how to build an armature from wire and newspaper. You will learn how to apply a weatherproof cement mixture to your armature. This is a perfect base for you to apply a mosaic finish (in your own time or in Artopia’s regular mosaic classes). You will lao learn how to use Artopia's special Sculpt & Stick product to model and add features to your sculpture as well as lots of other sculpture and mosaic tips and tricks.

 

Cost: tba

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


email [email protected]


or phone/SMS Helen on 0414 594 712



VENUE: Artopia Studio, 15 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road, UPPER BEACONSFIELD ‘What to Bring’ list supplied upon booking.

Working with Minerals Workshop

WORKING WITH MINERALS


Crystals, Gemstones, Rocks and Fossils


with Helen Harman


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

VENUE: Beaconsfield

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

[email protected] or 0414 594 712

Assemblage Workshop

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

email [email protected]

or phone/SMS Helen on 0414 594 712

What to Bring list supplied upon booking.

www.artopiamosaics.com

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Smalti Workshop

Learn everything you need to know about the world’s most prestigious mosaic material.  

TBC


10.30-4.30pm

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)

 

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