Teaching Mosaics

Workshops for the Castlemaine, Bendigo & the Ballarat region

I really delight in passing on what I know about art and making mosaics to motivated adults hungry for information about this unique, historic medium. After 5 years of full time Fine Art University studies and nearly 25 years of full-time professional practice I am well qualified to teach what I know. My studio workshops are designed to be an immersive experience; where technical and historic information, the savouring of a carefully assembled library and fine music are complemented by lovingly made gourmet tucker and local wines. I work hard to ensure that the whole weekend provides high quality learning with an utterly enjoyable social experience.

Suitable to both beginners and more experienced practitioners of mosaic, my workshop participants often come from across Victoria, interstate, and occasionally overseas to attend. Many of them return for further workshops (and not because they didn’t learn anything!) The environment of Lot 19 is very inspiring in itself, with 29 resident artists and a rolling suite of music and visual art events held across the industrial/bush landscape throughout the year.

2014 was a really busy year for me with work in several group shows, Teaching and attending 2014 American Mosaic Summit in Houston Texas, traveling in Cuba. Mexico and various commissions. 2015 will open with a major work (RKM) presented as a key part of the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival Visual Arts Program, private commissions, studio workshops and various other exhibition plans for later in the year.


A new initiative trialed in late 2014, Helen will open her studio to past students for one day (untutored) access. It’s a bit of mosaic hospital for problem patients or just that extra time needed to keep the momentum behind a project. Open Studio access days will be monthly, Contact Helen directly for details.

Mosaic Workshops

Catering to the Castlemaine, Bendigo & Ballarat region

10% discount if booking more than 1 place or for more than 1 workshop

These workshops are not focused on making a work in a weekend (although some people do that). They are about sharing best practice information and skill-building.


Direct Method Mosaics on Fibreglass Mesh FULL

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018

(PLUS extra day to finish work Monday 23 April)

This is possibly one of the most useful of mosaic methods and was first learned by Helen at the Spilimbergo school (Italy) in 2001. Helen has since used this technique on multiple small and large projects. It is particularly useful for making large scale direct-laid textured mosaics with absolutely visually seamless joints (once you know the technique).

Guerilla Mosaics: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018

(PLUS extra day to finish work Monday 22 October)

Guerilla Mosaics is a course about making mosaics for unusual, sometimes unsanctioned locations. We will commence with an overview of leaders in the area of Guerrilla Mosaics including Space Invader and Jim Bachor, and progress to developing a small range of technical options and snappy ideas perfect for the quick-stick-and-run mosaicist. These mosaics can also be installed slowly, legally and with dignity and grace.

Email: helen@hbmosaics.com for workshop registration details

Download the registration form here: 2018 Mosaic Workshops with Helen Bodycomb.