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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
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Event:

'MOSAIC FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP'

Sunday, 5 June 2022 from 9 am - 4 pm

 
The $250 covers a base of your choice (a bird feeder, a 30cm x 30cm plaque, a garden pot 30cm x 30cm, a fruit bowl, a round stepping stone, a serving tray or something you may always have wanted to mosaic!).


Bring a friend and both you and your friend get a $10 discount!!!


There is creativity in each one of us.

I recently had the pleasure of going to one of Deb's Art Classes. Specifically, this one was a mosaic class. I had never done one before and I was interested to see if I was going to manage.

The classes are held at Deb's lovely home in The Gap. Just opening her auspicious wooden gate and wandering into this small fairy-like garden is a joy in itself but meeting Deb and her sister Val was a particular pleasure. Here she is in all her glory and I must say when I become a grandmother, I want to look just like Deb.



She had two tables laid out and we had each selected what we wanted to do. There is quite a choice, a pot, a plaque, a tray … she supplies these herself and also the hundreds of thousands of mosaic pieces that you have at your disposal to help you create your artwork.

The instructions are clear – there is a lot to take in but no experience is necessary to enjoy this day. It starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm but that is a bit of a fib because it was closer to 5 pm before I finally left, proudly holding my mosaic.

A plant pot mosaic


Choosing a pattern is tricky – not because there aren't enough patterns to go round, nor because of the timing but more because we all are tempted to undertake something which we love the look of but have a slight doubt in our mind as to whether we are capable of it.

Well, fear not, all you creative beings out there and those without a creative bone in your body- choose what your heart desires and you will be surprised and delighted with your capabilities. Deb and Val are there to guide each and every one of us and the hours flew by as we choose the glass tiles, broken tiles, beads and even bits of jewellery.

The secret is in transferring a template onto your object and going from there. Patterns don't have to be perfect and mistakes can be rubbed out by a patient teacher who with good humour corrects that water dragon tail or a bird's beak.

The class

Sticking the mosaics is fiddly and fun and a bit messy, so remember to wear some sensible clothes you don't mind getting dirty. As the day progresses, you are able to see the pattern arising and it is quite a delight.

Two participants with their mosaics

There is a stop for coffees, teas and snacks and then for lunch so plenty of time to get to know some of the other participants as well. Then it is a race, a gentle one and without any rewards for first prize, to the finishing line. The pace is sustained and such fun. Banter and humour, compassion and encouragement from women who are in their creative element and loving every moment.

My mosaic
My mosaic

Once dried, the mosaic must then be grouted and again Deb and Val are on hand to help. Finally, it is sealed. The day has gone by in a flash. The women have made new friends. We have laughed a lot and worked solidly. We have encouraged one another. The mosaics that have emerged are nothing short of astonishing.

You can do this too!

'MOSAIC FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP'

Sunday, 5 June 2022 from 9 am - 4 pm

 
The $250 covers a base of your choice (a bird feeder, a 30cm x 30cm plaque, a garden pot 30cm x 30cm, a fruit bowl, a round stepping stone, a serving tray or something you may always have wanted to mosaic!).


Bring a friend and both you and your friend get a $10 discount!!!


Go to ARTCLASSESBRISBANE

e: debra_pickering@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0402 111 173

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Why? Great class - good outcomes.
When: as per programme
Phone: 0402 111 173
Where: 12 Paltarra St, The Gap QLD 4061
Cost: Variable
Your Comment
What a beautiful piece you have crated Marina. It's sure to be an admired piece in your home and garden. Well done.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|4651) 22 days ago
Great job Marina. I’ve done a few mosaics. My current fav is my bird bath in the front garden. These lessons sound really good.
by fran (score: 1|78) 25 days ago
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