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NEW! 2022 Weekend Workshop - Ultimate Beginner +

OzMosaics mosaic crockery white flower
Image:: example 3D crockery flower.

The Ultimate Mosaic Weekend Workshop!
COORPAROO STUDIO
BRISBANE - QUEENSLAND - AUSTRALIA

Mosaicist/Instructor Sandy Robertson (over 20 years mosaic experience)
+ Mosaic Assistant Maureen Randolph (when available).
We can't wait to see you in class!

An exciting, very busy, hands-on, project based, immersive mosaic weekend.
Suitable for beginners to mosaics, mosaic makers wishing a refresher, Sandy's techniques and more! 
Immerse yourself in mosaics for 2 fabulous days!

AU $345.00 (incl gst)   6 students per class.

DEPOSIT $100 All materials and project base included!
9am to 5pm both days.  
Contact us to book in! 07 3847 4873 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dave Robertson, Studio Manager.

2022  Workshop Weekends:  only 6 students per class!

MARCH-

5th &    6th    FULL
12th & 13th   FULL
19th & 20th   FULL
26th & 27th   FULL

APRIL-
2nd &  3rd     FULL
9th  &  10th   FULL
23rd & 24th   FULL

May - no classes as Sandy is working on a large mural commission.

JUNE-
4th & 5th        FULL
11th & 12th    FULL
18th & 19th    FULL

AUGUST-
6th & 7th         FULL
20th & 21st      
FULL

 SEPTEMBER-
10th & 11th     available
24th & 25th     available

More dates and other workshops coming!  Contact us for early bird info or to be added to a last minute cancellation list!  Covid is still causing a few cancellations, which can't be helped.

A great start for the enthusiastic mosaic beginner to get a good feel for mosaics across the direct, mesh, mixed media and 3-D techniques! Even if you have started to mosaic you will benefit from many of Sandy's tips!
You learn lots of technique in our class to equip you to make fabulous mosaics.  You don't simply chop up tesserae and fill in a pattern.  You finish your mosaic - yes finish and grout!  What is the point of a workshop that doesn't cover it all?

What will you make?
PROJECT:
Mosaic butterfly, shaped from MOSboard. 
You edge it and then cover in mosaic segments that cover professional mosaic techniques.
It's a mosaic sampler to refer to for the mosaic mesh method, push-in method, 3D florals and more!
Base pattern & design is provided. All students work on the same mosaic design and colours but of course your individual touches will make the mosaic butterfly unique.

Mosaic makers in this class will:

-work on a mosaic substrate (light weight MOSboard) and watch a shaping demo.
-install the hanging hardware.
-add mesh wrap to the raw LWB base edges (with thinset)
-watch a demo of special effect shaping to the Marmox board.
-apply sections of mosaic mesh method, direct method, 3D pique assiette, push-in method etc 
-learn mosaic shaping techniques, including curves, wedges, special cutting tips, andamento and opus.
-use many mosaic tools! Every student has their own set of tools during the weekend workshop including Leponitt wheeled nippers, standard tile nippers, parrot beak nippers, score and snap tools, desk top tile slicer, tile/glass file, DTA wheeled nippers, mosaic accessories etc!
-watch demo of a wet saw (cutting cup and bottle in half), glass grinder and how to set up a smashing box.
-watch a hammer and hardie desk top set demo.  Try out the hammer weights!
-try out so many of Sandy's famous, innovative mosaic tips and tricks.
-create and shape amazing 3D flowers, blooms and foliage from crockery and glass.    
-use mosaic materials (tesserae) including crockery, vitreous mosaic glass tiles, Dynasty smalti, slate, shells, pebbles, stained glass, wire/beads for bling/boings, ceramic tile, mirror, wine bottle, glass beads, millefiori, glitter tiles and whatever works!
-use all the glues! Weldbond, Thinset, MAC Glue (if available), Prep Glue and discuss all mosaic adhesives (what to use where & when!)
-how to render and create special effects with thinset, tints etc.
-apply curved borders and shape circles and more!  Take home a handy sampler sheet and info.
-use Sandy's amazing tips for handling and shaping tesserae.
AND MORE!

-Of course we use Laticrete Australia thinset, grouts and presealer (nothing but the best!).
All students make the same project /pattern/design, but of course your own style will develop. 
Making the same project allows students to learn so much more, in this weekend workshop, there is not enough time to work in individual patterns.
All students will complete their project in this workshop, including grouted sections.
This workshop is a wonderful blend of the original OzMosaics Workshops A and B but with a different project and updated tips.
Combining into one mosaic weekend workshop allows overnight for some sections of the project to set up.
It also equips beginners and mosaic makers with skills go get on with mosaic making instead of lots of small workshops.
Devote a weekend to learn and have some fun.  Advanced classes for Smalt/Mixed Media will commence in September (dates to be ad

Book in, turn up and expect to have a wonderful weekend of mosaic learning, fun and inspiration (and be totally addicted to mosaics). More info will be provided after you book in and what to wear, bring, times and other special info.

NEW IN 2022!
Students who complete this workshop will have access to the upcoming online school, The MOS! online modules relating to this workshop (strictly for enrolled student use only). BONUS  Students will have special student access to The Mosaic Online School MOS Members Only Social Club!  It's just awesome.  Coming soon!  All students will be advised when The MOS is live and provided with login details via email.  We are using photos and small videos from the past workshops to add some splashes of fun and hands-on student interaction with the workshop.  Won't be long.....!

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  • Specialty Mosaic Art Supplies
  • Mosaic Online Shop
  • Mosaic Classes & Workshops
  • Studio Store - by appointment
  • Bespoke Mosaic Art
  • Public & Community Art
  • Art from the heart
  • Mosaic Addicts Group

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  • Studio OzMosaics
    Cnr 492 Cavendish Rd & Arlington Sts
    Coorparoo  4151
    Brisbane Queensland Australia 
    Parking & Studio Entry in Arlington Street
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  • Tel: (+617) 3847 4873
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About us

 

OzMosaics provides a safe, happy environment for the making of mosaics! award-mosaic

Situatied in the hills of Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia our grand old Queenslander provides a mosaic haven for mosaic artists.

Students visit from around the world to learn with Sandy Robertson. 

Dave Robertson, Customer Service & Sales Manager takes pride in running the business, co-ordinating the Mosaic School and Workshops, plus shipping out mosaic orders on a daily basis! 

There is never a dull moment at OzMosaics - we hope to meet you or make friends on Facebook.

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