KIM GRANT MOSAICS

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All Levels

Are you ready to learn something new? Have you always wanted to give mosaics a go? Classes are catered to beginning and intermediate students. My mission is to create a safe, communal space for all kinds of artists - beginners to professionals - to come together and express their creative sides. I believe in unlocking the creative within each and every one of us, and try to offer a wide range of classes for all students. Whether you’re a brand new student hoping to learn a thing or two about art, or if you’re simply interested in picking up a new hobby, I'm here to welcome you into the fold.
Read below to learn more about classes on offer and to find one that suits you, and be sure to read the FAQ!

 

TERM CLASSES

Term classes meet once a week for 7 weeks, mostly according to the school terms in the ACT.

This class will be suitable for all levels. Beginning students will create a stepping stone or wall hanging/trivet to get started. You will learn everything I cover in the Beginning Mosaics class and can choose to make either a ceramic or glass mosaic or if you have time, both. We all work at different paces and the tempo of the class is set by each individual.

If you already have mosaic experience or are an existing student wishing to work on your own project with support & tuition from me, this class is also great for you.

Where: Kim's studio in Belconnen, Canberra, Australia

When: Thursday evenings

Term 1: February 13 - March 26, 2020

Term 2: April 30 - June 11, 2020

Term 3: August 6 - September 17, 2020

Term 4: October 8 - November 19, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Cost: $365 + materials fee.

As a guide, the materials fee is based on 30sq cm and is $40 ceramic or $60 glass.

BEGINNING MOSAICS

This two day intensive workshop is an introduction to ceramic tile mosaics and an excellent starting point for those who want to study mosaics further or for those who just want to experiment with the medium. The workshop covers everything you need to know to create a mosaic that will last: safety, tools and their use, types of materials, substrates and adhesives suitable for both interior and exterior mosaics, setting tile, mosaic design basics, basic terminology and finally resources.

Grouting is covered on the second day. Students receive handouts with information covered in class and will make a 30cm sq stepping stone suitable for outdoor purposes to take home. No art or mosaic experience necessary! Please bring lunch.

Where: Kim's studio in Belconnen, Canberra, Australia

When:

February 15 - 16, 2020

June 20 - 21, 2020

August 29 - 30, 2020

November 14 - 15, 2020

Day 1: 10:00 – 16:30

Day 2: 10:00 - 13:00

Cost: $240 + $40 materials fee

OPEN STUDIO

Open Studio is an opportunity for existing students to continue their practice in my studio. My intention with opening up my studio is to foster creativity and encourage experimentation, for participants to feel comfortable and encouraged to try new things, take risks, make mistakes and to explore new ways independently.

It is expected that participants will have some experience and be comfortable to work independently as there is no tuition provided.

If you are looking to build on from my beginner classes and have a clear idea of what you wish to focus on, but nowhere to create, then this is a perfect environment for you.

The studio fee includes the use of the space and tools per 3-hour session and projects can be stored until completed. You can bring your own materials or purchase from me. Come to one session or as many as you like!

Discounts apply for purchase of all 6 sessions.

Where: Kim's studio in Belconnen, Canberra, Australia

When: Round 1 - Wednesday evenings beginning February 12 - March 18, 2020

Round 2 - October 7 - November 11, 2020

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: $45/ casual session + cost of materials, if applicable.

Purchase all 6 sessions for $40/session.

As a guide, the materials fee is based on 30 sq cm and is $40 ceramic or $60 glass.

GLASS ON GLASS MOSAICS: STAINED GLASS MOSAICS

The focus of this class is to create a mosaic on a glass substrate (approx 25cm sq) using stained glass. Choosing glass, cutting glass, specific adhesives for glass on glass (GOG) mosaics and substrates are all discussed in detail. Grouting specific to GOG mosaics is covered on the second day, however students are expected to do this in their own time. Students will create a mosaic on a glass substrate using my templates or BYO, that can then be framed and hung outdoors in the garden or in another manner suitable to your needs. Class handouts supplied. Please bring lunch.

Time: 10.00 – 16.00 both days

Where: Kim's studio in Belconnen, Canberra, Australia

When: April 18 - 19, 2020

Cost: $285 + $60 materials fee

VISITING ARTIST: MARGO ANTON

Spiky, Pokey, Shardy: Shag Rug Mosaic
Non-traditional use of smalti is all the rage! Learn how to create fun, colourful smalti “shag” mosaic in this hands-on, two day workshop.

The first day begins with a comprehensive lecture and slide show on the “whys and wherefores” of smalti, followed by an examination of suitable bases, adhesives, and design possibilities for this technique. The cutting of the matchstick sized “shags”, a process that requires some finesse and precision, will be demonstrated, and practiced.
Shag rug mosaic has its own laying style and andamento technique that is both fascinating and complicated. Margo will show you how to navigate the various decisions required for each section and piece. Expect lots of great tips on how to both create your piece and make it even more interesting. Class participants will receive individual attention as they work on a ~ 15cm by 15cm (or similar) shag rug style mosaic in smalti. Those students who do not finish will leave with materials to finish their project. A course outline will be provided, and students will depart with the skills to make creative shag rug style mosaics on their own. This course will particularly benefit those students of all levels who want to try working with smalti, to learn to cut more precisely, or to explore a crazy, unusual, spiky type of mosaic.

Margo Anton is a Canadian mosaic artist who lives a nomadic life, travelling the world, teaching and making her unique, award winning mosaics along the way.

Where: Kim's studio in Belconnen, Canberra, Australia

When: Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 March 2020

Time: 9am-5pm both days

Cost: $300+ $50 materials fee

Min 4 Max 10

VISITING ARTIST: MARIAN SHAPIRO

Understanding Andamento

In this workshop, students will gain an understanding of the visual grammar of mosaics by looking at both traditional and modern andamento and opus and understanding how to apply them to their own mosaics in terms of cutting and laying tesserae.
Day one is theoretical and consists of presentations and exercises on paper. No drawing skills are necessary. Participants will leave with a practical understanding of the grammar of mosaics and the effects that can be achieved. On day two, participants put the theory into practice by mosaicing the design they prepared in the afternoon of day 1, using the direct method. Full course notes and exercises are provided.

Marian Shapiro is an award winning contemporary artist. She is fascinated by the creative tension of using ancient techniques and traditional materials to make modern art.  Her pieces are often inspired by the materials used and by the contrasts that are 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 softness of unglazed ceramic.

Where: Kim's studio in Belconnen, Canberra, Australia

When: Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April 2020

Time: 9am-5pm both days

Cost: $285+ $50 materials fee

Min 4 Max 10

PRIVATE GROUP PACKAGES

Looking for a team bonding exercise, a Hen's Party idea or something similar? I can customise workshops with a specific project in mind. These private workshops are capped at 4-5 participants. Projects are usually group oriented such as a lantern, birdbath, single wall panel etc.
I am also offering private one on one sessions for individuals or small family groups to create a memorial mosaic to remember and honour someone you have lost.

 

Learn. Create. Inspire.

We all have an inner urge to create things with our hands, mind and soul. Time to reignite that spark!

 

TEACHING STYLE

I started teaching in 2009 and work extremely hard to help cultivate the inner artist in all of my students and guests who sign up for my mosaic classes.


I offer a variety of workshops and classes, including Visiting Artists both from here in Australia and from overseas, in order to inspire and enhance everyone’s creative spark and spirit while giving you a strong technical foundation and good studio habits.


Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun by registering today.

 

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

If cancellation of your spot occurs in any class 7 days or more before the class begins, you will be entitled to a refund of your registration minus a $50 processing fee.

If a cancellation occurs 4-6 days before commencement of the class, you are entitled to a credit towards another future class minus a processing fee of $50.

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 $50 processing fee.

13 to 8 days before the first day of class, you are entitled to receive a CREDIT towards a future class from the same Visiting Artist, minus a $50 processing fee. If the Visiting Artist does not come back in the time period to teach another class, your fee is forfeited.

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 to register and finalise any additional class fees.

All class credits are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?

All classes are held in my private home studio, located in the Belconnen region of Canberra, Australia.

DO CLASSES RUN WITH A MAX AND MIN NUMBER?

Yes. Classes run with a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum of 10, unless otherwise stated.

DO YOU TRAVEL TO TEACH?

Yes! Please contact me for further information.

WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

I accept payment by direct deposit, cash and credit card via paypal's payment system.

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