Mosaic Workshops

“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

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March 2022

STILL LIFE WITH SMALTI – For Intermediate and Advanced Mosaicists – 4 DAYS – OVER 2 WEEKS

March 19, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Lot 19, 19 Langslow Street
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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$695

4 DAYS - OVER 2 WEEKS Course fee includes glues and timber tray substrates PLUS morning and afternoon teas BYO glass smalti and plate to share for lunch Inspired by recent student works from Spilimbergo photographed by Belgian mosaicist Mireille Swinnen, this workshop for intermediate to advanced mosaicists will see Helen guiding students in the sustained creation of a detailed still life mosaic in smalti (Venetian or Mexican). Two days of workshop, then five days…

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April 2022

GET A FIRMER GRIP – Beginner Mosaics – 2022

April 9, 2022 - April 11, 2022
Lot 19, 19 Langslow Street
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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$530

Course fee includes all mosaic materials (vitreous, porcelain and stone, substrates and glue), morning and afternoon teas, lunch Saturday and Sunday; (self-catering and independent finishing of work on Monday). Helen will help students build on what they have started with her earlier in ‘Get a Grip’ or another beginner mosaic workshop of similar standard. Building on basic cutting skills using sheet glass, unglazed porcelain, vitrified glass and stone, skills using hammer and hardie and a…

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May 2022

Translating Paintings to Mosaic using Smalti

May 14, 2022 - May 16, 2022
Lot 19, 19 Langslow Street
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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$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…

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