Smalti has been an important part of the mosaic tradition since Roman and Byzantine times. Smalti is produced by melting glass and adding oxides to produce the colour. Smalti provides rich colours that reflect light and provides a lustrous and durable, non-fading finish. Suitable for floors and tables.
In this 2-day course, you will start with a teacher project (choices: Roman/Byzantine and Modern mosaic), to learn traditional mosaic techniques using the direct method, opus/andamento techniques, colour theory, texture, composition and suitable substrates for projects.
You will continually build upon your skills and techniques to create modern, mosaic
Course Code: 413
Time: 9.30am – 4:45pm
Dates: Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th Jan
Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Natalie Zuchetti, founder of Casa D’Arte Art Studio in Mount Hawthorn is a professional, practicing artist and art educator. Natalie’s connection with art started around the age of five as a result of watching her mother create and accompanying her mother to art classes. Natalie’s work is predominately the human body and she draws her inspiration from the female figure. She works with various mediums – oil painting, sculpture, mosaics and pursuing just about anything that challengers her aesthetics and inventive spirit, to create a wondrous world of exploration, creativity and discovery of all that is artistic.
In recent years Natalie has connected her work within the community and cultural development. Following her passion, Natalie has been fortunate to receive community art projects with local and regional Shires. Artist in Residences can take Natalie throughout Western Australia and recently received Lead Artist for the Pilbara.
Natalie is a member of the Community Arts Network (CAN), Mosaic Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ), Awesome Arts and Artsource. Natalie has exhibited at Houghton Winery Swan Valley, Fremantle Arts Centre and Moore’s Building, Fremantle.