“Each year I love to lead a small number of specialised mosaic workshops from my Castlemaine studio in gorgeous central Victoria. I draw from a deep well of practical and academic learning built over 30 years of full time independent arts practice and academic research. My courses are designed to lay solid foundations in mosaic for beginners, and to reaffirm classical mosaic techniques – together with introducing new ways of ‘thinking in mosaic’. So from complete beginners to those seeking a refresher course, for intermediate to advanced mosaic practitioners – there is something for everyone.” Dr Helen Bodycomb
COVID SAFETY – MAXIMUM OF ONLY 6 FULLY VACCINATED PARTICIPANTS PER WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP FEES TRANSFERABLE / REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF CONFLICT WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Translating Paintings to Mosaic using Smalti
May 14, 2022 - May 16, 2022$530
3 Day Weekend with Helen Bodycomb
Course fee includes substrates and glue (does not include glass smalti so please BYO). Includes morning and afternoon teas, lunch Saturday and Sunday; (self-catering and independent finishing of work on Monday).
Translating a painting to mosaic requires a crucial process of design adaptation, as we seek to balance the strength of the original image with the unique characteristics of mosaic. Strong emphasis on planning andamento, together with nuanced palette handling form the focus of this course.