STARS of Ravenna
BYzANTINE INSPIRED SMALTI Mosaic
Date Sat 9th January 2021
Times: 10am - 5pm
Fee: $150.00 including materials
Workshop Description: In this one day workshop students will learn how to create a mosaic using Smalti, which is a traditional and beautiful mosaic medium used in mosaics since the Byzantine Era. Made in much the same way today, Smalti offers the ultimate in colour, texture and reflectivity in mosaic. Working with smalti from Italy and Mexico, students will become familiar with the different formats of smalti available as well as how to cut and lay the material for different effects. During the day students will work on a small sample mosaic (approx. 15 x 15cm) using the direct method and cement based adhesive on a lightweight weatherproof substrate. Using cement adhesive removes the need for grout and allows for an irregular surface which enhances the reflective qualities of the mosaic material.
Inspiration will be taken from the stunning Byzantine ceiling mosaics of Ravenna a Unesco World Heritage Site. Students can select from a range of pre-prepared designs which they can interpret in their own way and to their level of experience. All designs will enable students to learn how to create basic andamento (mosaic flow) in their work.
society of american mosaic artists virtual conference
focus on form - The development of sculptural form for mosaic
Virtual Lecture and Demo
8am - 12noon Sat 6th Feb (AEDST) Sydney Time
$210 USD for SAMA Members and Summit participants.
To read more about this event and lots of other opportunities please visit the SAMA website.
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Salvaged Treasure - Mixed Media Mosaics
WITH MOSAIC ARTS ONLINE - PRESENTED BY CAITLIN HEPWORTH
Three different approaches to Mixed Media Mosaic
with mosaic arts online - presented by caitlin hepworth
3D Indoor/Outdoor Mosaics
Helen Bodycomb's studio, Lot 19, Castlemaine, Victoria.
POSTPONED BY COVID 19 :(
New dates TBC
PART 2: SAT/SUN 2/3 MAY:3D MOSAICS WITH CAITLIN HEPWORTH
Well-known amongst the Australian mosaic community is leading mosaic practitioner and instructor, Caitlin Hepworth. Caitlin will teach Part 2 of this 3D mosaic Course, exploring how mosaic can be used not simply as a skin for a 3D form, but rather to establish connections between form and tesserae to support conceptual intent.
Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Hughes Studio workshops often attract participants from interstate. There are a broad range of accommodation options available at a range of price points. Please contact Caitlin for a customised list of recommended options.
The workshop experience at Hughes Studio is inclusive of delicious morning and afternoon teas, as well as a wine and cheese evening to get to know your peers and tutor. Specific dietary needs will be catered for.