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Introduction to Mosaics


Marian Shapiro

2 Day Course

Always wanted to learn mosaics?  Come and join Marian and make a simple wall hanging or mirror of interior use. You will get an overview of mosaic as an art form, discover the different types of material and how to cut, lay, glue and grout.
After the 2 day course, leave with your own mosaic artwork and the knowledge and sills to start your own mosaic exploration. Mosaic materials from the MOZAYIQUE range of tiles, mosaic bases, use of tools and adhesives will be supplied. Design templates will be available for those who want them. The workshop is supported by short presentations and full notes.
When:  Saturday 2nd May 2020
Sunday 3rd May 2020
from 9.00am to 5.00pm both days
Who: Absolute for beginners or those with a little mosaic experience..
Where: Australian Stained Glass 12 Larkin Street, Camperdown NSW
Cost: $250 Early bird booking before April 2nd, 2020 or $290 after the 3rd April 2020. (Cancellation Conditions apply - see below)
Includes: Materials and use of tools; tea, coffee and light refreshments provided; a 5% discount applies to all products purchases made during the 2 Day course.
Bookings : from this site See Bookings On Line Tab; or by email to
More information:  email - or
Day One
  • Mosaic history and context
  • Mosaic materials
  • Cutting and laying material
  • Start your masterpiece
Day Two
  • Finishing your piece
  • Grouting
  • Overview of other mosaic methods and possibilities
Please bring :
  • An apron or clothes that you can get grubby with.
  • A pair of safety goggles. ( Available for sale at ASGS)
  • Tweezers. (Available for sale at ASGS)
  • If you have them any mosaic tools, such as wheeled nippers and side biters (Available for sale at ASGS)
  • An old toothbrush
  • Your won simple original or copyright-free design to work on, or at least ideas for a design, some templates will be available.
  • Any additional materials e.g. beads, pebbles, glass gems, mirror tile, found objects, fused glass insertions, fossils etc.,
About Marian

A multi-award winning artist, my work is shown and collected both in Australia and internationally. Public and commercial commissions are in Sydney and many private commissions are in Sydney, Melbourne, the USA, UK and Canada.  About 70% of my work is commission, and you can find more information about the commission process here.

I have exhibited, taught and spoken nationally and internationally and have represented Australia in two International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic in Italy hosted by Maestro Guilio Menossi. My work has also been featured in a variety of books and magazines and on television. 

Mosaic has existed as an art form for thousands of years. As a contemporary artist, I am fascinated by the creative tension of using ancient techniques and traditional materials to make modern art.  My pieces are often inspired by the materials I use and by the contrasts that I can achieve by mixing different textures in the same piece: the roughness of marble against the smoothness of glass. -


Please familiarize yourself with our policies before booking. In order to keep our class prices affordable, we must enforce the following rules for payments/cancellations without exception.

Cancellations and refunds hurt our business. We are not a large chain store and have to absorb these costs and losses when people cancel at the last minute or don’t show up. It’s not personal, it is what we have to do to keep our business alive and to be able to grow.

Store Cancellations

In the event that our store should have to cancel a class, we will offer you a full refund or option to put your payment towards a future class. We try to avoid cancellations of course, but sometimes things happen – an instructor gets sick or has an emergency or we simply don’t have enough interest in a class and there are not enough registrations.

We want to do our best to serve our customers and we promise to honour refunds or credits on any event WE cancel.

Customer Cancellation

If you cancel within 12 hours of booking, so long as the date of the class is at least 2 weeks away, you may request a refund. Otherwise no refunds will be issued.

All classes are non-refundable. You may pass your paid ticket on to another party or you can choose a credit for a future class for any cancellations prior to 2 weeks before a class. 

All classes must be paid in advance. 

If you book and pay for a class and need to cancel, we will apply your payment to a future class so long as you cancel within 2 weeks of a scheduled class.

Cancellations after this time frame will forfeit their payment and will not receive credit. Some of our instructors travel and have a lot of supplies and preparation to host events here, so we need to ensure that they have enough participants to make it worth their time, expense and effort.

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