Small Mosaic Planter Workshop (4 September)
Small Mosaic Planter Workshop with Jane du Rand: 2–5pm Saturday 4 September.
Mosaic is an ancient art form that uses small pieces of tiles, glass or stone to produce intricately patterned designs. Hand-made mosaics are perfectly suited to garden design due to their exciting colours, dynamic patterns, and hard-wearing finishes. Jane du Rand combines traditional mosaic methods with hand-made ceramic sculptures to create a unique, three-dimensional finish to her art.
In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn to make a one-of-a-kind small-sized mosaic planter featuring a specially made ceramic pieces by Jane du Rand. You will be able to choose your own botanical feature tile from a selection of leaves, flowers and insects to decorate your pot. Those who attended a previous Botanical Ceramics workshop will also have the option of using their own feature tiles to use in their design. Your finished piece will make a special gift or a beautiful and functional art work for the home or garden.
Jane will show you how to design and make the mosaics for the planter looking at colour shape and texture. All materials and equipment to make your mosaic will be supplied, including ceramic pieces, mosaic tiles, and a small-size (12cm) terracotta planter to form the foundation for your mosaic art. You will be shown how to grout your finished planter in this workshop, but you may prefer to wait until the next day before undertaking this part of the process in order to allow sufficient time for the mosaic work to dry overnight before being grouted and finished.
All levels of experience are welcome. This workshop is targeted for adults but also suitable for teenagers; tweens are also welcome to attend when accompanied by an older sibling or guardian.
Cost: $100 / $90 (Multi-pass)
Multi-pass discount: Sign up for 2 or more Plant Empire events, or register 2 or more people for the same event, to receive 10% off the ticket price (discount will appear at checkout).