Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Koala Conventions! 2009 Mosaic Workshops with Sandy Robertson!

Visit OzMosaics website link in the Events Dept to read all about what's coming up at Koala
Conventions in 2009! If you would like a break away from the norm and attend some great mosaic workshops in Brisbane July 2009, this is for you!

Mix it up with some courses in embroidery, beading and other arty crafty workshops with international tutors and enjoy Brisbane, Queensland Australia.

I hope to see you there!
Cheers Sandy Robertson
Mosaic artist/tutor
Everything you need for mosaics under the one Queenslander roof!
Studio/workshops/supplies, inpsiration
Commissions, gifts, come visit OzMosaics studio, by appointment!
We now have Paua shell in stock and it looks great mixed with Italian Venetian Smalti!

Mirror Mosaic - the perfect pieces

OzMosaics always encourages students to add mirror to mosaics whenever they can and Sandy has lots of tips and tricks on how to make it "different" to the norm. Mirror Curtains (3-d) for a start! The tools are important for different effects and the back-scratching is amazing too.

Here is a video link to show some fabulous mirror in a mosaic,which was shared by a member on the mosaic addicts group, it's really interesting and the cars look great reflecting in the mirror...I always add mirror to public projects, but you should get approval as it can be a safety concern in some instances, re reflecting train signals, too much sunlight, distracting traffic etc. ..... Anyway here is the link that was shared on the mosaic addicts group: Enjoy! http://info.detnews.com/video/index.cfm?id=2467)
cheers Sandy Robertson
Mosaic Mirror Magic!

Sandy Robertson now has new workshops uploaded!

It's been busier than ever the past few weeks! Since completing the Karalee State Primary School Mosaic Learning Seat, attending the opening day (fabulous!) I have been to Canberra, been out caravanning for a few days at Caboolture and then non-stop workshops at OzMosaics studio!

Wow, last weekend was wonderful - 5 ladies making mosaic murals over two days and the results were breathtaking. I never tired of the collective "sigh" as they cut their first cup and make beautiful mosaic flower blooms, or daisies and gerberas out of saucer edges!

The uplift is so perfect and this time we added a gorgeous window setting, with a striped wallpaper at the back and vases of flowers of course! The mirror curtains were simply waiting to be scored and cut out of mirror panes and the women certainly did a great job using the thinset, of various shades.

Thank you so much for a jam-packed, happy weekend at my studio.

On the website of OzMosaics, there is now an online enrolment/information form for easy communication with us! Try it out! I certainly learnt a lot with google forms and google docs!

I am now the President of MAANZ (Mosaic Assn of Australia & New Zealand) and have a great team of people around Australia and NZ on the State Committees. A Mosaic Symposium is planned for October 2009 and info will be available soon on the MAANZ website. Join MAANZ and become a life-member for $115.00! Hurry up and you can join in mosaic functions, mosaic exhibitions, read the on-line newsletters and join the mosaic MAANZ community.....all coming soon!

The Australia Zoo mosaic mural is under way re the design, I am working on it at the moment and will send it to Australia Zoo when I am happy with it, for their perusal. Once this is done, it's a case of fabricating it in the Studio. This should be an amazing piece of art!

Last night, I was guest speaker at the Brisbane Girls Grammar School, as Koala Conventions has a workshop there for 10 days and next year I will be running workshops in July (2009). Maureen and I had fun to a very "off the cuff" presentation and raised a few more dollars for Starlight kids Grant a Wish.

As usual, my 3-D picture of a vase of mosaic flowers, captured everyone's imagination.

I will be updating this blog more regularly now so please drop by soon!

Sandy Robertson
OzMosaics Mosaic Studio
Brisbane Queensland Australia
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