19 The unswept floor: Neo-Greco Roman mosaics with Helen Bodycomb

The Unswept Floor is a genre of Hellenistic mosaic with contemporary appeal. Explore andamento and sdoppiamento to make a mosaic depicting a food item. Working with hand-tools or hammer and hardie, make a neo-classical mosaic using glass, stone or unglazed porcelain. Utilising the direct method, the course is accessible to beginners while providing higher levels of technique for the more advanced or professionals. 
Helen Bodycomb is regarded as one of Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary mosaic artists and is a sought after teacher, including in the USA and Italy. Trained as a painter, Helen takes both a painterly and 3-D approach to her mosaic practice, sometimes working in ephemeral and experimental media to make contemporary art works that are still identifiably classical in origin.
Level: All | Cost: $835 + $55 materials 

19 The unswept floor: Neo-Greco Roman mosaics - fact sheet 19 The unswept floor: Neo-Greco Roman mosaics - fact sheet (805 KB)


Course Coordinator:

Helen Bodycomb

Mosaic artist, teacher – VIC

"I love the act of making something tactile that stood somewhere between painting and sculpture... My passion for mosaic is as much for the process of assemblage as for the traditional media of glass and stone..."

Course Level: Beginner
Course Fee (Adult): $835
Course Fee (Child): $
Course Material Fee: $55
Course Date/s:03-Jan-2019 07-Jan-2019
Current Capacity: Closed


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