Marian Shapiro of Darian Design: Making 3D Substrates for Mosaic
The focus of this one day course looks at creating three types of small 3D substrates for mosaic. Students will create:
- a wall-hanging mask or torso using the technique of sand casting and
- an undulating or folded wall hanging substrate,
- one small free standing form using polystyrene
All substrates are suitable for exterior use. The wall hanging pieces are made in two stages and will need to be finished in the student’s own time after the course, however Marian will bring a half finished example and demonstrate what exactly will need to be done. (Alternatively, students may come back the following Sunday November 27 from 11 - 2 to finish under Kim's supervision. This will incur an added small fee of $30).
- Health and safety issues are discussed and a slideshow of inspiration pieces will accompany the lecture portion of the workshop.
- No experience necessary and beginners welcome.
- Full course notes and resource lists are provided.
- Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. Tea and coffee are provided but please bring your lunch.
Where: Kim’s studio in Canberra.
When: November 19, 10am – 4:30pm and for those wishing to attend the following week November 27, 11am - 2pm
Cost: $175 + $45 materials fee payable on the day ($30 extra fee for those coming the following Sunday Nov. 27, payable on the day)
Address details of Kim's home studio will be made available upon payment.
Based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Marian makes hand-crafted, original mosaic art. Originally trained in fine art, and in theatre, she became obsessed with mosaic in 2003 and took courses in Ravenna, London, Sydney and Auckland.
A multi-award winning artist, Marian’s work is shown and collected both in Australia and internationally. Public and commercial commissions reside in Sydney and many private commissions remain in Sydney, Melbourne, the USA and UK.
Marian’s work is often inspired by the materials she uses and by the contrasts achieved by mixing different textures in the same piece: the roughness of marble against the smoothness of glass, the density of colour in smalti and the translucence of vitreous glass. In the last few years, she has moved from working with flat surfaces to producing sculptural forms and three dimensional wall sculptures, and it is these techniques she will share in this course.
Some examples of Marian's work:
To see more examples of Marian’s work, please visit her website: www.dariandesign.com.au