Visiting Artist - Marian Shapiro: Making 3D Substrates for Mosaic

19 November 2011 10:00 AM till 04:30 PM

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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.

About Marian:
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:

Bianca by Marian Shapiro Four Tapestries by Marian Shapiro Autumn torso by Marian Shapiro

To see more examples of Marian’s work, please visit her website:

Cancellation Policy

Please take the time to read the Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of your spot in any class 7 days or more before the class begins, you will be entitled to a refund of your registration minus a $15 processing fee. If a cancellation occurs 4-6 days before commencement of class you are entitled to a credit towards another future class minus a processing fee of $15. Cancellation 72 hours before commencement of a class will result in no refunds or credits being given. If you withdraw from a Visiting Artist course of any length: At least two weeks (14 days) or more before the first day of class, your registration fee will be refunded, minus a $15 processing fee. 13 to 8 days before the first day of clas, you re entitled to receive a CREDIT towards a future class, minus a $15 processing fee. No refunds or credits will be given 7 days or less before the first day of class. PLEASE NOTE: Class credit does not guarantee a spot in a future class. There must be space available, and you must call Kim to register and finalise any additional class fees. All class credits are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

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Kim Grant Mosaics
Since 2009, Kim has spent her time honing her teaching skills, teaching others passionate about the mosaic arts and has quickly made a name for herself attracting students nationwide to participate in her mosaic classes as well as travelling to teach. She is known for not only being able to deliver on the creation of her mosaic art, but also in successful delivery of educational modules for young children right through to adults. As of 2011, Kim will be making available Visiting Artists drawing from the large pool of talent and knowledge both here in Australia and overseas. Kim is based in Canberra, Australia.

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