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Mosaics are images created by glueing or embedding smaller materials to a surface. They may be made on a variety of surfaces called substrate, and incorporate different medium – glass, stone, terracotta etc. They are suitable for indoor or outdoors and are an enduring art form with endless possibilities, from small pendants to stepping stones and wall mosaics.

Many course dates are not available as the Creative Glass Guild is closed for renovations until late-July / early-August. If wishing to be emailed as soon as bookings are open for a specific course, let us know. Don’t forget to check the “Course-related Question” button and tell us the course you are interested in! 

Short courses scheduled late 2022 are now available for booking via our calendar. 

COURSES – BEGINNERS

Mosaics – BEGINNERS

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

Covers skills and techniques while creating a mosaic on a 30 cm x 30 cm substrate suitable for indoors or out.  Course includes introductory session on glass scoring and cutting, safety, use of tools and pattern design. Tutor will provide examples of suitable projects at appropriate level for you to work on during the 21 hour course.  Students are welcome to select their own designs for tutor to assess for suitability. At the end you will have not only a beautiful mosaic to take home, but also the knowledge to create your own glass mosaic projects.

Numbers: Minimum 1, Maximum 2 (with 6 or 7 intermediate students)

Prerequisite: No prior experience required. 

Evening:  Saturday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, or Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00pm then Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00pm (21 hours)

Daytime:  Saturday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, or Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00pm  then Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm (21 hours)

Cost: $350.00 – includes all materials and course notes.

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COURSES – INTERMEDIATE

Mosaics – INTERMEDIATE

Tutor: Catherine Conaty

These six week courses are for students who want to explore different techniques in mosaics and experiment with different adhesives and substrates with tutor assistance. Your project is of your own choosing and you can work at your own pace. Projects that students have worked on include mixed media, glass embellishment, paper under glass, glass on glass, smalti, mosaics on mesh, 3 dimensional and portraits to name a few!

Numbers: Minimum 6, Maximum 7

Prerequisite: Guild membership and completion of Beginners Mosaics course; or, Proficiency in glass scoring / cutting, substrate and adhesives knowledge and ability as assessed by Tutor.

Evening:  Wednesday, 6.00pm to 9.00pm (6 weeks)

Daytime: Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm (6 weeks)

Cost: $175.00 – materials not included.

Upcoming events – Note: IM5 and IM6 are not as advertised above. They are 4 week events respectively to give members opportunity to engage before Guild closes for renovations. Cost has been adjusted accordingly.

WORKSHOPS

Smalti 101

Tutor: Tani Bates

Choose from 1 of 3 designs to complete a 15 by 15cm mosaic using glass Smalti. Designs are suitable for beginners and those who already have established skills. You will learn substrate preparation, cutting and shaping smalti, keystoning, basic andamento and fundamentals of background work. You should comfortably finish your piece in the workshop. If not, smalti is supplied to complete your piece at home.

Numbers: Minimum 5, Maximum 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (2 days)

Cost: $270.00 – includes smalti, substrate, tints and adhesives

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Mosaic Pendants

Tutor: Chris Bell

pendant3Introduces you to making mosaic jewellery. You will have the opportunity to make three mosaic pendants using bezel settings, glass, millefiori, beads and bling.

Numbers: Minimum 6, Maximum 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Dates: Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (5 hours)

Cost: $95.00 – includes all materials

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