Tonal Value in Mosaic with Marian Shapiro


Fri 28 July

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Friday 28 July
10am – 5pm

Join acclaimed Australian mosaic artist Marian Shapiro in this one day workshop exploring the use of values in mosaic. Value, (how light or dark something is) is an important concept in art. Particularly in mosaic, knowing how to use values contributes enormously to the “readability” of a piece. Using a mix of theory and practical exercises, this workshop will give you an understanding of the concept of value and the tools to use it effectively in your own mosaic work.

In the morning we look at basic colour theory and how it applies to mosaic. We then focus specifically on value and learn tips and tricks for working out value. We look at colour gradation and you learn how to make a smooth transition from one colour to another in mosaic.

We also look at how values work when grouting a project – addressing the vexed question of “what colour will I grout it”? In the afternoon we put theory into practice. You make a small monochrome mosaic sample from a choice of two designs. Materials and adhesives are supplied.

Suitable for those who have been working in mosaic for a while and would like to take their work to a new level.

About Your Tutor

Originally trained in art and theatre in the UK, Marian has been living in Australia and working as a full-time mosaic artist since 2003. Shown and collected nationally and internationally, she has been commissioned by many private clients in Australia, the UK, USA and Canada and has several public and commercial works in Sydney, Australia. Her work has also featured in many mosaic books and magazines. She is particularly known for her innovative use of dimensional substrates. Marian teaches regularly in Australia and (before COVID) internationally. This is her first visit to the UK since 2017.

  • All tools are provided for use at the workshop and materials are included in the course cost, but you are welcome to bring your own tools if you have them and any materials you would like to incorporate into your project.
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know

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