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We have a selection of 1-day, 2-day and 3-day workshops in our new program for 10-12 April 2021

All classes will be held at Korowal School in Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains NSW.

Our workshops are designed for adults aged 18+. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tesserae di Aquileia – Roman Inspired Marble Mosaic with Caitlin Hepworth

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Sunday 11 April 2021, 9.30am - 4pm

In this one day workshop with mosaic artist, Caitlin Hepworth, students will learn how to create a mosaic using marble a traditional and lasting mosaic medium used since antiquity. Students will learn about cutting and laying marble and other stone as well as how to create basic andamento (mosaic flow) in their work a key element in Roman mosaic which still forms an integral part of mosaic language today.

During the day students will work on a small mosaic (approx. 18 x 18cm) using the direct method on a lightweight weatherproof substrate suitable for outdoor display. We will use cement based adhesive which removes the need for grouting and allows the textures in the cut face of the stone to be featured. Inspiration will be taken from the mosaics of Aquileia an Ancient Roman city and now a Unesco World Heritage Site. Students can select from a range of pre-prepared designs which they can interpret in their own way and to their level of experience. Completed mosaics will be coated with stone sealer which brings out the richness and depth of colour in the stone.

For All Skill Levels

Materials fee - $35 - payable to the tutor on the day

Includes prepared weather proof substrate with hanger, cement based adhesive, colourants and mixing equipment, Marble, travertine and other stone in a range of colours, use of double geared nippers, tweezers, palette knives, stone sealer.

Bring – Please wear closed shoes, bring an apron, safety glasses, an old towel and wet wipes. A small desk lamp may be useful to some students as this mosaic process is quite detailed and good light is essential.

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