Mosaics Workshop

What to Bring

  • Lunch for the first day as there are no shops within easy walking distance
  • You do not need to bring any materials, unless you want to. Glue and grout are provided, Glass mosaic tiles and terracotta dishes etc to be mosaicked are available for purchase, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • You are welcome to bring any old tiles, broken crockery, jewellery or other effects that you wish to incorporate into your design.
  • You may want to bring piece which you would like to mosaic on. (check whether it is suitable)

What to Wear

  • Casual and comfortable clothing.

Mosaics Workshop

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This is a 2 day workshop
  • Day 1 : 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Day 2 (runs the day after Day 1) : 3:00pm - 5:00pm

What You Will Learn

  • Design principles and how mosaics can be used to artistic effect
  • The basics of how to make a mosaic - suitable for different items and different conditions such as outdoors
  • Learn which tools are used and how to employ them for unique results

What You Get

  • Knowledge and skills passed on from a helpful and very talented teacher and artist
  • Small group tuition - classes are limited to 10 students
  • Use of tools on the day
  • Glue and grout for your piece
  • A finished mosaic artwork of your making - you can see examples of student work at
  • Tea and coffee


Come along to learn mosaic techniques and use your imagination to make an unique mosaic.

You may wish to bring an item to decorate.  If you want you can bring broken crockery, old jewellery, cutlery, shells etc. (maybe from an op- shop) to add individuality to your work. Bring along any inspiration or design ideas you may have in mind. 

Alternatively, just turn up! You can be guided by Sandra in the design of your piece and you do not need to bring anything with you.

Glass mosaic tiles, terracotta dishes, pots and wall plaques are available for purchase on the day. Sandra has $7 for a 30 x30 cm marmox boards suitable for  a mosaic wall hanging which can go outdoors.

The size of the piece you will be able to work on  will depend on how quickly you work and intricacy of design, but we would recommend you start with something no bigger than 30 to 40cm in diameter. Flat surfaces are easier to mosaic than vertical.

Cost includes glue and grout and some tools to share.

For more information about these workshops go to

About Sandra

Sandra is an art teacher who creates many of the mosaic artworks to be found in the Bulleen Art & Garden shop area.

In the past few years she has been concentrating on her mosaic art which is vibrant and meticulous.  She applies her art to items such as tables, wall plaques and water bowls. They are all original designs which are colourful and extremely well-crafted. In 2012 she won first prize in the Seductive Smalti exhibition for the Mosaic-Association-of-Australia-and-New-Zealand (MAANZ) at Bundoora Homestead.

To read more about Sandra, and to view some of her work, head to

Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made,no refunds will be given for nonattendances.However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inabilityto attend, a transfer to an available class ofequivalent value, or BAAG gift voucher can beorganised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.

Workshop Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will benotified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a BAAG gift voucher or a transfer to aclass of equivalent value.

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Jun 2017
Mosaics Workshop - 24 Jun 2017 10:00 AM

Last weekend I attended Sandra Bain’s mosaics workshop at BAAG. Sandra is a great teacher; patient, friendly and encouraging and I thoroughly enjoyed her workshop. I am really pleased with the Bee mosaic I produced in the space of just one and a half days. Courtesy of Sandra’s enthusiastic encouragement I plan to exhibit my piece in the upcoming ‘Creative Classroom’ exhibition at the Bolin Bolin Gallery - Thanks to the workshop and Sandra’s coaching I have been able to see that I actually do have some creative ability (!!) . Patricia Thomas

Apr 2017
Mosaics Workshop - 22 Apr 2017 10:00 AM

Thank you Sandra for sharing your mosaic expertise's with us all in April. It was very useful to have a handout of the products used. A highlight for me was being able to finish a project in the time allocated.

Apr 2017
Mosaics Workshop - 22 Apr 2017 10:00 AM

The class was an excellent introduction to the art of mosaics. The teacher was clearly very knowledgeable and she was very supportive of artisans and non artisans alike. Great class to learn a new skill and create a complete project in a weekend!

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