PHOTOS: Mosaic workshop at South Coast Hospice a huge success again

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The mosaic workshop held at the South Coast Hospice training centre on Saturday was once again a huge success.

Like the first workshop last month, participants were treated to a wonderful informative lesson by Mosaic Association of South Africa artist and secretary El-Maree van Zweel.

South Coast Hospice received 14 bookings, 10 of which attended the lesson, which focused on shapes of flowers.

Pretoria-based Van Zweel taught participants how to cut various shapes of petals to create various types of flowers, how to change a flower by using extra or additional layers, how to make a rose bud and the highlight of the day – how to make a rose.

“A wonderful awareness of mosaic art is being woken on the South Coast by these workshops,” said South Coast Hospice fund-raising co-ordinator BT King.

“We are honored that El-Maree donated her completed plaque for the original sea scape theme, which is a current nationwide competition in aid of Hospice.”

For those interested in trying this art form, three starter packs are available from South Coast Hospice at R50, while nippers used for glass mosaic can be ordered from Pretoria through Hospice at a cost of R180.

The latter will be brought down by Van Zweel in August when she returns to fit the mosaic plaques at South Coast Hospice. Payment can be arranged through King, who can be contacted on 082 728 0233.

El-Maree van Zweel displayed her completed sea scape she donated to South Coast Hospice.

Allison and Tarryn Minaar attend their first mosaic workshop.

Angie Pandarem concentrating on cutting glass tiles for her flowers.

Rima Sookdav enjoyed learning how to make different petals and flowers and how to lay them out.

Charlotte Whitcaker enjoying learning how to make a daisy.

Concentration and safety are the first thing on South Coast Hospice CEO Diane van Dyk’s mind when working with glass for her mosaic project.

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