Visiting Artist: Margo Anton

Spiky, Pokey, Shardy: Shag Rug Mosaic

  • Starts 4 Mar 2023
  • 360 Australian dollars
  • Location 1

Available spots


Service Description

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 15cmx15cm (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. Materials fee is +$60 payable after the workshop and includes all smalti, substrate, adhesives etc. The class runs from 9.30am - 4.30pm on both days and we will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch. Tea, coffee and morning and afternoon tea are provided.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • Belconnen ACT, Australia

    0438 641 884

    kimgrantmosaics@gmail.com