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mosaic school lessons workshop australia 1464586063What to bring to your mosaic workshops/ classes?

Mosaic school is in!
Please gather up the following items and name your items. 

  1. Note the date and time of your workshop in your diary
  2. Check the directions
  3. Get some rest!

    Your check List.
  • Safety glasses – a must!   If you don’t own a pair, you may purchase a pair of safety glasses at OzMosaics or order when you book in for your workshop - we will have them ready with your beginner pack at the workshop. It’s important to have a pair of safety glasses that fit comfortably and fit, if applicable over your reading glasses.  We have the perfect safety glasses in stock, to save you time running around searching. 
    Don’t bring the safety goggles with elastic, they are uncomfortable, hot and fog up!   Phone or email for more information if you are unsure of your safety glasses. You will need a pair for the rest of your mosaic life!  View/purchase the safety glasses in OzMosaics online shop.

  • Camera – you may take photos of your work in progress but taking photos of our home, studio, gardens and Sandy's artwork is not permitted at the studio.  Photos of all Sandy's mosaics are on the website for easy viewing.  OzMosaics appreciate you respecting our privacy and copyrighted artworks.  It's a good idea to take photos of your mosaic in progress during the workshop - fun and a good reminder.

  • Note Pad – to jot down some info. You will receive a CD with notes with your Beginner pack - you will be too busy making your mosaics to take many notes!  Luckily, Sandy's students are able to contact OzMosaics for help at any time, after their workshop or join us on Mosaic Addict's Tuesday! 

  • Apron – one you can dedicate to your future mosaic-making!  It will get grotty! Or wear old clothes - old t-shirts make fabulous aprons!

  • Water bottle– a pop-up top one is great or anything you find easy to drink from – it keeps the grout dust and shards out of your water and it’s handy at the workbench. Please name your water-bottle. OzMosaics provides tap-water for refills, if you wish to drink designer water, please bring your own supplies.

  • Lunch and treats– bring something for lunch – perhaps a sandwich or a salad, but make it easy on yourself. OzMosaics has a fridge and microwave but most students eat and run back to the workbench!   Bring anything you wish to nibble on during the workshop. Chocolate, fruit, biscuits, lollies, morning/afternoon tea.

    OzMosaics provides complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits. Tea (tea bags) and coffee (instant) - sometimes we have a nice brew going) so bring any specialty tea or coffee in your “school bag”. We do not supply herbal tea bags etc.  A fridge, microwave, cups, and hot water urn is available. 

  • Final Payment - Unless you have paid your workshop in full at time of booking, the balance due for your workshop is payable at the end of your workshop.  Credit card, cash, EFTPOS facilities are available at the studio.   If you wish to order any mosaic tools or products, it's a good time to shop while you are at the studio.  Online, shopping is also available.  If you wish to place an order to collect on the day, contact Dave or place your order online and it will be ready for you at your workshop.
  • Directions   Print out a map/contact numbers to have on hand, in case you get lost.  Phone or email us for directions.  If you are running late, give us a call and we will know to delay the class or adjust it to assist you when you arrive.  Don't become upset if you are lost or running late, we want you safe and sound.   See you soon. .    If you have any questions give us a call or email, we look forward to meeting you at your workshop.
  • If you need to change the day of your workshop contact OzMosaics to reschedule - please give at least a week's notice if possible. 

  • Class numbers are kept to 6 for your benefit, so if you cancel your class you lose your deposit.  If you have any problems phone us to discuss them, we wish to do all we can to work in with you, within reason.

  • Have a good night’s sleep before your class!  It's a busy day! Leave your worries at the doorstep and enjoy a wonderful day with other excited students!  It's so good for you!

  • Be warned - mosaic art can be very addictive! 
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mosaic lightweight-base-substrate0114Fibreglass mesh is great!  Learn to use it in Workshop A!

Mosaic Addicts Unite!

{jacomment off}Mosaic Addicts understand these quotes....
"The plate that got away.........."

"Where has all the Blue Willow gone?"

"Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide"

"I am allergic to kitchens"

"Only 1 more tile to go dear"

"The garage sale from hell"

"Officer, may I have the safety glass?"

"I drink wine for tesserae"

"I want tools for Christmas"

"His garage is mine"

"No I didn't take......"

"Don't just stand there, break something!"

"you want it WHEN?

"Yes I can whip up 10 of them for you, NOT!"

"No tile ever beat me"

"If it stands still long enough...mosaic it"

"Mosaic the iron"

"If the cut fits...."

"How high can we go"

"This is a "stick-up"

"Thinset rules"

"Mosaic 24-7"

"If I had a hammer.."

"I'd rather be mosaicing"

"Dust is handy for a quick pattern base"

"Cover the concrete"

"No more stainless steel sculptures!"

"Gaudi is great"

"The Mosaic Cone of Silence"

Please email mosaic quips!

Our mosaic services

  • 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

Mosaic Artworks


Health & Safety

  • Always wear safety glasses
  • Wear closed in shoes
  • Wear a dusk mask
  • Wear protectivie clothing

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Contact us

  • 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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