Form in Mosaic – Into The Third Dimension with Marian Shapiro


Sat 29 & Sun 30 July

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Sat 29 & Sun 30 July
10am – 5pm

Want to move beyond the flat surface? Come and learn Marian Shapiro’s signature technique of making dimensional lightweight wall hanging substrates suitable for inside or outside.

On day one, we cover two methods for making lightweight non-flat wall-hanging substrates suitable for interior or exterior use. You will learn to make an undulating or folded wall hanging substrate of your own design. The second substrate is hollow, such as a wall-hanging mask or torso and introduces you to the technique of sand casting. Both of these pieces are made in two stages and will need to be finished in your own time after the course.

In the afternoon of the first day you will be given a small (approximately 20 x 20 cm) half-made folded or undulating form to finish, including adding hanging hardware. This cures overnight ready to be worked on the next day. On day two you mosaic the substrate that you completed the day before.

By the end of the weekend you will have made two substrates up to the end of stage 1, completed a substrate including attaching hangers and other embellishments such as fringes and had experience mosaicing on a non-flat substrate. This will give you the skills to confidently make and mosaic your own substrates from scratch after the workshop.

This workshop is aimed at people with some previous mosaic experience who want to take their mosaics to a new level by making their own substrates.

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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