Class No 915 – fee $420 + Materials fee
Tutor: Jasmine Keir
Option one: Mosaic a torso. For experienced Mosaicists. Materials cost: $160
This project will take the students 5 days allowing their designs to be quite intricate and as the project is 3D the pieces will need to be smaller, meaning the time taken is longer. This will be a very satisfying project giving the experienced glass cutter/mosaicist full use of the time available to create a memorable and significant art piece.
Option two: Make a pair of garden pavers. For beginners. Materials cost $100
In this option we spend a day learning to gain confidence with glass cutting, laying a design and how to get the best from your materials. The following 3 days are spent making the two pavers and the 5th day is spent grouting. At the end the students have two pavers to put in the garden.
Jasmine’s love affair with mosaics began in her20’s when she first moved to England. Upon her return to New Zealand her excitement grew from making wee trinkets on the kitchen table to mosaicing around the swimming pool, bathroom walls, letterbox, pathways, mirror frames. “Heck I would have mosaiced the cat had it stayed still!”
Her move to Christchurch in 2004 saw her take a different track into enameling until the 2011 earthquakes shattered her business. This brought her back to her beloved mosaics and she found a way to happiness by turning the broken pieces into a range of art called Quake Art. She travelled New Zealand promoting how to channel thoughts- through her art of mosaics.
Having now established herself in beautiful Centre Bush in Southland she is creating one off original artworks under her signature of Jasmine Keir. The luscious colours of glass, beads, gems and other little treasures make it so easy to fall in love with this art form. She adores being able to play and to have no bounds with regard to texture, design and materials.