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Mel Miller's Workshop in Gauteng and Cape Town 

Cape Town: 2 & 3 Feb 2019, Studio Mel Miller, TBA, 

Gauteng: 9 &10 Feb 2019, Studio El-Maree, 501 Mirage Street, Elarduspark, Waterkloof, 1081, Cost, R2600 pp, excluding materials. 

Booking essential: mel@melmiller.co.za or 0836969931

50% deposit required on Booking



An Introduction to a variety of materials including smalti, natural minerals, marble, ceramic etc.

You will learn to cut these materials using the traditional tools of Hammer and Hardie.

This weekend course will familiarize you with these tools and materials and enable you to create a sample board using a variety of appropriate cements.

Suitable for  beginner and experienced mosaicists



Mosaic classes





Ongoing Classes in Mosaic

Join one of the weekly classes in Mosaic. 

Saturday Mornings, 10am - 1pm

Monday Mornings, 10am - 1 pm

Thursday Evenings, 6pm - 9pm

Cost: R290 per session. (This excludes the cost of imported materials and substrates, but includes a delicious coffee )

People attending these classes range from those ‘new to mosaic’ as well as artists of various modalities and all those in-between.


Time spent in the studio is usually inspiring and fun as well as deeply satisfying.

I will guide you through the basics of technique to express your own spark in the most creative way. 

I love  having students who wish to open or develop their own creativity using the medium of mosaic, as well as those who find the time in the studio healing and meditative as they work on their projects.  Students will work over a number of weeks on an artistic project, learning to use Venetian Smalti, as well as other types of glass, ceramic or found materials.

You may start at any time in the year and join the group.


I am exited to announce a series of courses I am offering from October onwards at Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville Cape Town in collaboration with Heidi Ansley.

1. Abstract Bas-relief and 2D course for mosaic application October 26 and 27
2. Mosaic 2D and 3D free standing reliefs/sculptures (Date to be confirmed)




 About Course 1

This will be a hands-on course where students learn through a combination of lecture, slideshow demonstration, experimenting, samples and product information different methods of creating a relief on a board for mosaic application.

Students will gain an understanding of creating an interesting and challenging substrate, applying texture, levels and layers with various materials and products on a board. The course is aimed to people with some mosaic experience to bring their mosaic to the next level
or to add some diversity in their mosaic making.

The course runs over 2 consecutive days on a Friday and Saturday.
The beautiful Rust en Vrede Gallery is an inspiring creative space where we will meet for the course. There is a mosaic shop on site as well as some other artistic studios . “Yoco Eatery” and a garden terras for a coffee in the break or a glass of wine after class.

Dates October Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October
Location adress Rust-en Vrede Gallery
10 Wellington Road Durbanville at the Piet My Vrou workshop space
Times 9.30 -16.00 Fee On request
Info karladuterloo@me.com
You can book a class via email at karladuterloo@me.com
More info www.karladuterloomosaics.com






~Mosaic lessons in Johannesburg~


Jénis Mosaics

Beginners and advanced Workshops held every Wednesday and every 2nd Saturday. Open studio, flexible times, come when you can. Please join me for a wonder-filled 3-4 hour mosaic experience. After your relaxing, therapeutic 'down time’ spent creating a hamsa hand, a heart, or other design of your choice,  you’ll leave with your masterpiece and enough know-how to mosaic at home.  Venue is my warm light studio in Dundalk Ave, Parkview, Johannesburg. I ask R500 (inclusive of your materials) for your first lesson and R50 per person per hour thereafter. Please call Jennifer 082 415 0653 or email jen@cheiro.co.za




Mosaic Classes For Beginners & Intermediate Students.


Michelle McConnel is a teacher from the Western Cape that has been doing mosaic for 15 Years. "I enjoy imparting my knowledge and insights to my students to help them reach their full potential." 

In the beginning she attended Heidi Ainsley’s classes for a year or two. In 2013 she was accepted to study to become a professional mosaic artist at Spier Arts Academy.  she graduated in December 2015. 

"We were taught classical mosaics using the hammer and hardie and did many architectural pieces, which are all over the world now".

She is offering classes for beginners and intermediate mosaic artist on Wednesday mornings between 9am and 12pm. For more information regarding the classes, please feel free to visit her profile page Michelle McConnel were you will find all her social links.

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