Mosaic Workshops with Helen Bodycomb: Sept/Nov

 

 

WHITE ON WHITE MOSAICS : SATURDAY 21 & SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

(+ extra day to finish work Mon 23 Sept)

Removing all considerations of colour from mosaic leaves us with the potential for expressive rendering using: shadow (with differing tesserae heights or an undulating substrate), colouring of the interstice, advanced andamento and exploration of nuanced tones in white. This workshop will explore how to maximize such monochromatic subtleties to create mosaics with shifting fields of visual focus. This workshop is ideal for the experienced mosaicist. All materials except smalti will be provided.

MOSAIC COLOUR CONSTRUCTION : SATURDAY 30/11 & SUNDAY 1/12

(+ extra day to finish work Mon 2/12)

Colour construction is a very important but little explored area of mosaic practice, and this workshop is designed to enhance our understanding of how colour works and why. As mosaicists we need to do more than simply apply standard colour theory principles in our work, but consider colour construction as a means to maximize and at times compensate for this unique medium that also possesses light refraction and particular 3-dimensional qualities. This workshop is ideal for the experienced mosaicist. All materials except smalti will be provided.

TO REGISTER PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM:

2019 MOSAIC WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION FORM AND INFO

 

About Helen: Helen is a contemporary artist who, having initially trained as painter, now practices predominantly in stone and glass (mosaic) and sculpture. She lives and works in Central Victoria, Australia, and is currently engaged in practice-led research at La Trobe University, where she is completing a PhD. Her research project is titled ’The Material and The Immaterial’ and is an exploration of classical mosaic methods in contemporary works.

About Teaching Mosaics: 

“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 nearly 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 very 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.”

For more info: http://www.helenbodycomb.com