At Dundas Valley School of Art:

Introduction to Mosaics

(Follow the link above, choose “Art History & Special Interest”, “Wednesday”)

Mosaic is the art of creating with an assemblage of pieces of coloured glass, stone or other materials. In this course, you will create beautiful painterly and/or geometric mosaic panels that tell a visual story with depth and dimension. Using traditional mosaic techniques with a contemporary design edge, you’ll learn some basics of design planning, cutting the various materials and selecting adhesives.

Wednesdays, Sept 27 to Nov 1, 2017; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Course fee: $205. Dundas Valley School of Art

Introduction to Design

(Follow the link above, choose “Art History & Special Interest”, “Monday”)

Transforming a blank page into a creative statement is a combination of intuition and a solid understanding of design principles. For example, how can a single line show light, shade, texture and emotion? In this essential course for artists and designers, we’ll address core principles such as how to create visual balance, contrast and tension and most importantly develop your personal way of seeing and communicating through the design of your art. Course fee: $169, limited to 15 students.

Mondays, Oct 16 to Nov 20, 2017;  7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Course fee: $169. Limited to 15 students

Mosaic Tile Workshop

(Follow the link above, choose “Workshops”, “Saturday”)

I’m offering a new weekend workshop this fall: “Mosaic Tile Workshop” runs Saturday September 23 from 9:30 – 3:30, and Sunday from 1 – 3:30.
Learn how to create a mosaic feature tile that can be installed onto an interior or exterior wall. For beginners, this workshop will introduce you to the art of mosaics as you work with tiles and glass. For graduates of the Intro to Mosaics course, you’ll learn an exciting new process to add to your repertoire! This final result is a wonderful 12 × 12″ expressive mosaic tile.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:30 – 3:30, and Sunday, September 24 from 1 – 3:30. Course Fee: $149. Limited to 10 students.

At my home studio:

Workshops are held in west Hamilton. In situ samples are presented as we walk through my personal gallery.

These creative sessions are fantastic for the complete beginner to an experienced artist (you do not have to pre-plan a design before attending). Students have an eclectic range of beautiful tactile materials to play with and all tools are supplied. The results are stunning – you will love the shimmer of mosaic, unique compositions and the play of surface materials that draw the viewer in.

Maximum 6 students (minimum of 3).

Contemporary mosaics:  TRIPTYCH PROJECT

This is an exciting mixed media course based on the design principles of Biomimicry and traditional mosaic techniques. (Biomimicry is design inspired by time tested pattern and ideas found in nature.)

3 separate mosaic panels 8 × 8″ each. Together they tell a visual story and they can be hung vertically, horizontally or individually.

5 × 3hr sessions offered days or evenings (15 hrs); $275 + HST.

Side Table

Create a unique colourful mosaic side table for garden or livingroom. Your base is an elegant and strong handcrafted in Hamilton, made of powder-coated steel – designed with my specifications for your mosaic!

Size = 16 × 16 × 16″ (square)

$300 + HST ($150 table + $150 all materials tools + instruction)

Day 1 (e.g. Sat) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. + Day 2 (e.g. Sun) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. = (10 hrs)

View of the studio Table mosaic before grouting
Grouting the mosaic Side view of the table

The finished tabletop


I will offer any of the above workshops at a custom time for your group of 4-6.

Other creative mixed media mosaic projects can also be explored – e.g. mirror frames, wall tile.