Over the years I have taught many different students.
I like to run my classes as informative but fun and social times.
As a result there have been some great friendships formed.

Following, I hope you will enjoy meeting some of those students and view their works

The Studio of Mosaic Art offers a range of classes with expert tuition by artist, Bruce Long.

Classes are generally run between 9am and 12 o'clock and between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

Times and sessions can vary depending on enrolment numbers.
Students are covered by public liability insurance whilst at the Studio.




Foundation Mosaic


The Aims
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the medium of mosaic expression and develop knowledge and skills in contexts of mosaic representation. You do not need artistic skills, just a willingness to learn.
You will learn how to choose a suitable subject, how to select appropriate materials and learn the skills required to achieve a small basic mosaic.

Topics
…Mosaics, their history and popularity.
…Designs and design styles
…Suitable materials
…Cutting and shaping techniques
…Finishing skills
…Commercial application, obligations and liabilities.

Duration: 3 hours per week for 6 weeks.


Mosaic as an Art Form


Aims
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the skills of turning mosaic as a craft into mosaic as an art form.

Topics
…Finer cutting techniques
…When and how to blend colour
…Use of tiles to achieve feeling and life
…Different mediums to achieve artistic mosaic
…Use of different tools

Pre-requisite
Beginners Mosaic

Duration
3 hours per week for 8 weeks.


Indirect Glass


Aims
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to using glass tiles, smalti or tessare using the indirect method of fixing.

Topics
Process of indirect methods.
…Suitable applications for this method
…Cutting and shaping techniques using glass

Pre-requisite
Beginners Mosaic

Duration
3 hrs per week for 8 weeks.


Cement Sculpture with a View to Mosaic Art.


Aims
The purpose of this course is to take an idea or a drawing and create and tile a 3D sculpture.

Topics
…Development of ideas
…The process from idea to 3D sculpture
…Suitable materials
…Wire cutting and shaping techniques
…Cementing skills, mixes and shaping
…Finishing details
…Mosaic embellishment

Pre-requisite
Completion of Beginners Mosaic and Mosaic as an Art Form.

Duration
3 hrs per week for 10 weeks.


Movement


Aims
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the use of tiles to illustrate the feeling of movement within the mosaic piece e.g. water, people, vehicles etc.

Topics
…Selection of appropriate ideas and pictures
…Specific cutting and shaping techniques
…Use of colour and shapes to create the illusion of movement

Pre-requisite:
Completion of Beginners Mosaic and Mosaic as an Art Form.

Duration:
3 hours per week for 6 weeks.


Blending


Aims
There are only limited colours in tiles, therefore a very important skill is the ability to create an illusion with the colours available.
The purpose of this course is to teach students how to achieve the best effects using a limited colour palette.
This course does not involve a finished piece, rather exercises in the techniques.

Topics
…Choice of subject
…Colour combinations to suggest distance, life, death, hot, cold, etc

Pre-requisite
Completion of Beginners Mosaic and Mosaic as an Art Form.

Duration
3 hours per week for 2 weeks


Intensive Weekend


This course is run so that people who cannot commit to weekday lessons or students from interstate can complete a piece of mosaic and expand on their skills.
Aims
The purpose of this course is to allow people who are travelling to Strathalbyn, to be able to complete a course in one long weekend. This is run as a fun learning experience.

Classes offered in this form are
Beginners Mosaic
Mosaic as an Art Form
Indirect Glass
Movement
Blending.

Topics
…As per the individual courses.
Pre-requisite
…As per individual course.

Duration
3 days approx. 21 hours.

Meals and accommodation can be arranged on application.


Portraits


Aims
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the process of taking a drawing or photograph and creating a mosaic portrait full of life.

Topics
…Choice of suitable drawings or photographs
…Suitable materials
…Unusual use of colour to produce the desired result
…Framing techniques to enhance your works

Pre-requisite
Completion of Beginners Mosaic and Mosaic as an Art Form.

Duration
3 hours per week for 6 weeks


Landscape or Seascape


Aims
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the process of turning a photograph, drawing or picture of a scene into a mosaic creation full of depth and life.

Topics
…Selecting a suitable drawing, photograph or picture
…Suitable materials
…Use of colour, techniques, cutting and shaping to produce the desired result
…Framing techniques

Pre-requisite
Completion of Beginners Mosaic and Mosaic as an Art Form

Duration
3 hours per week for 8 weeks



The Studio offers several different classes.

Foundation Mosaic (a pre-requisite for the following classes).
Mosaic as an Art Form
Indirect glass mosaics
Cement sculpture with a view to mosaic
Movement
Blending
Portraits
Landscape / seascape
Intensive Weekends