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 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. Suitable to both beginners and more experienced practitioners of mosaic, my workshop participants often come from across Victoria, interstate, and occasionally overseas to attend. Many of them return for further workshops (and not because they didn’t learn anything!) The environment of Lot 19 is inspiring in itself, with 29 resident artists and a rolling suite of music and visual art events held across the industrial/bush landscape throughout the year.
STUDIO MOSAIC WORKSHOPS
Each year I conduct a small number of specialised mosaic workshops from my Castlemaine studio and do select guest teaching further afield, by arrangement. 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’ – for intermediate and advanced mosaic practitioners. There is something for everyone. These workshops are complemented by Open Access Studio Days, which from March 2020 will be held fortnightly, alternating for Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced attendees. Open Access Studio Days provide a low cost, supportive environment for a maximum of 6 people each session – to access equipment, know-how and problem-solving, ideal for more sustained projects.
Catering to the Castlemaine, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong regions