Come along to our custom-built studio, in our historic precinct in Kyneton and try your hand at making a mosaic wall plaque to take home!
Where: Kyneton, Daylesford-Macedon
Learn how to make a direct method mosaic tile in this two-day workshop in the Macedon Ranges!
On arrival, you will be provided with your own safety equipment for the session including an apron, and your pre-made form. You will learn how to mark out your pattern onto your form and then trace the designs onto glass, learning to cut and then refine the pieces with a grinder. You will also use glass tiles to create accents and learn how to use mosaic cutters to shape them.
You will then use the direct method to create a mosaic. You will be shown how to achieve different effects using different shapes, sizes, textures and materials to create depth and interest in their works. Once dried you will grout and then enjoy your divine treat before finally learning to clean your mosaics ready to take home.
It will need to be stored inside for 1-2 weeks while the grout cures, then it can be displayed outside.
The class will run in two sessions to allow for drying time between processes.
Session 1: 10:30am- 3:30pm Saturday (includes break for lunch with catering provided) Session 2: 10:30am - 12.30pm or until your project is finished on Sunday (some participants may finish their projects earlier)
Lunch will be provided on the first day using all local organic produce and cater for any dietary requirements you may have. We also provide you with a divine treat on the second day and tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the course.
We anticipate that you will be completed in time to check out one of our great local cafes for a late lunch on Sunday. Accessibility Leadlight By Ettore's studio is fully accessible for mobility aids and wheelchairs, if you require our modified wheelchair workbench please notify us upon booking.
Beginner class, no experience necessary. Ages 16+.
The fruits of your labour
Your handmade wall plaque
Get a solid basis in mosaics to allow you to create on your own at home
Lunch and afternoon snack provided on the first day, and coffee throughout
The kit required
Everything is supplied - including lunch on day one.
What to wear: All participants must wear closed-toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. Loose flowing clothing is not recommended in the studio and participants are reminded that while aprons are provided it is recommended to wear clothing they do not mind getting dirty.
Leadlight By Ettore has been teaching Glass Arts in the Macedon Ranges for over 40 years. Specialising in many forms of glass arts the studio produces fused glass, copper-foiled and mosaic pieces as well as repairs and commissions of leadlight panels.
The studio is a multi-generational business with both Ettore and his daughter Rhain who together run term classes for 70+ adult students a week as well as weekend workshops and school holiday programs around their leadlight panel repairs and commissions.
The studio moved from their home studio in Woodend April 2017 to their new (larger) space in Studio 1, The Old Auction House, Kyneton. The current studio is fully heated and air-conditioned as well as being accessible.