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MOSAICS 101 – Sunday 21st April

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$240


Heather
MOSAIC ARTIST AND TEACHER – Owner of Amayz Mosaics

Introducing Heather, a mosaic artist whose creative journey mirrors a stunning mosaic itself, blending vibrant hues, intricate designs, and diverse textures, all inspired by her profound love for nature, geometry, and cultural experiences from her travels.

Heather draws inspiration from iconic works like Gaudi’s masterpieces in Barcelona and the ancient Turkish mosaics of Sardis and Ephesus, infusing her own pieces with architectural brilliance and historical narratives.

With over 30 years of teaching experience, Heather not only imparts her technical skills but also shares her deep passion for mosaic art, nurturing aspiring enthusiasts into skilled artisans.Her mosaics transcend mere static pieces, becoming living testaments to the beauty of the natural world, the elegance of geometry, and the timeless language of art.

A fascinating anecdote about Heather: In 2019, she was commissioned by the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Committee to embellish the concrete base beneath a remarkable 500 kg stone pumpkin, meticulously carved from a single block of Indonesian greenstone and situated in Goomeri’s market square. This ambitious mosaic project, which took about 10 weeks to complete, continues to captivate and delight numerous visitors to this day.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP

This is the initial phase in understanding the diverse techniques utilized in constructing and installing mosaics to a high standard. You’ll delve into the rich history of mosaics, spanning thousands of years, and grasp the essential skills required to create your first mosaic piece. You’ll explore a wide range of materials including glass, ceramic, pebble, smalti, as well as adhesive, grouting, sealing, tools, and safety equipment.

The workshop will cover tesserae cutting and placement using the direct method, as well as addressing design and color choices. The foundational skills acquired in this Workshop 101 will empower you to tackle larger and more ambitious projects with confidence.

In this workshop you will be creating a 20x20cm trivet and we focus on the practical knowledge behind the different mosaic techniques. Planning of a mosaic is the most important step, so we will teach you how to prepare for your project to ensure that it is a success.

 

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$240
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Website:
https://houseofartisan.com.au/

Venue

House of Artisan
15 Moore Street
Goomeri, Queensland 4601 Australia
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Organiser

House of Artisan
Phone
07 4191 7605
Email
hello@houseofartisan.com.au
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