I really delight in passing on what I know about art and making mosaics to motivated adults hungry for information about this unique, historic medium. After 8 years of full time Fine Art University studies and nearly 30 years of full-time professional practice I am well qualified to teach what I know. My studio workshops are designed to be an immersive experience; where technical and historic information, the savouring of a carefully assembled library and fine music are complemented by lovingly made gourmet tucker and local wines. I work hard to ensure that the whole weekend provides high quality learning with an utterly enjoyable social experience.
‘Helen's workshops are such a pleasure to be a part of, I have learnt so much about different tools, techniques and methods. She has a very rich knowledge of mosaic and a marvellous ability to share that knowledge with others.’ KYRA SMITH
‘I have been studying mosaic with Helen Bodycomb for the past twelve years, attending two of her workshops per year, on average. I keep coming back to learn from Helen because of her excellence as a practising mosaicist, a scholar and a teacher. Every workshop is an adventure, allowing her students to explore a wide range of materials, techniques and styles, informed by Helen’s knowledge of the history of mosaic but not constrained by it.’ MARG GAITA
‘3D’ Indoor/ Outdoor Sculpture:
April 4 12:00 am - May 3 11:59 pm$590
2 weekends a month apart (4 days in total) with Nici Wright and Caitlin Hepworth
PART 1: Sat/Sun 4/5 April: 3D SUBSTRATE BUILDING WITH NICI WRIGHT
PART 2: Sat/Sun 2/3 May: 3D MOSAICS WITH CAITLIN HEPWORTH
(note: course participants must be able to attend both weekends)
PART 1: Sat/Sun 4/5 April:
3D SUBSTRATE BUILDING WITH NICI WRIGHT
Nici Wright is an award-winning visual artist who has been practicing across a range of disciplines for 25 years, however with a focus on sculpture and ceramics. Nici applies her diverse interests in science, design, construction, engineering, ceramics and sculpture, also working in installation, fashion, found and recycled objects, live arts and music, teaching and working both collaboratively and individually, nationally and internationally.
Nici’s studio is conveniently located right next door to Helen’s at Lot 19, enabling this 3D Substrate Building Workshop to be held across both studios.
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.
Graduating from the National Art School (Sydney) in 2000 with a BFA in Sculpture, Caitlin has completed a Masters of Visual Arts Teaching (University of Sydney, 2002) and has been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions, including; the Waterhouse National Science Prize 2018, Sculpture at Scenic World 2018, Society of American Mosaic Artists Mosaic Arts International Exhibition 2016 & 2017. In 2018 Caitlin was the recipient of the SAMA Robin Brett Scholarship which enabled her to attend Modern Expression 3D workshop with Maestro Verdiano Marzi at the Chicago Mosaic School in May 2019.