KIKA Design Studio & Gallery is a bespoke studio and gallery space that is run by artisan maker Kirsten Asche.
Kirsten’s path towards her current practice has been through various forms of study and mentoring, interwoven with other pursuits, and honed by years of visual observation and response. Mosaic is her current focus, using glass tiles, recycled crockery and beads as well semi-precious stones in order to create rich patterns and capture narrative.
Kirsten runs regular mosaic workshops and classes from her gallery workshop space which are ideal for returning students as well as beginners.
The workshops and classes on offer include “Mosaic & Merlot” where students are able to sample local wine from Boomtown Wines, enjoy a cheese platter and other local produce from The Mill.
During Kirsten’s one day workshops, students will design and create a beautiful bird or butterfly as a unique take home piece. The four week classes generally involve creating a more in depth project, such as a beautiful mirror frame. Further guidance and direction are given as students work with color and design.
The workshops are run regularly on the second Saturday of the month. Classes in a block of four are run every three months and can be booked through Eventbrite.
Kirsten’s teaching experience includes working with a variety of students in community Arts programs, teaching children at Art Encounters in Melbourne. She has held “Mosaic of Paradise” workshops at her St. Kilda Studio over the past five and half years.
Products for sale in the KIKA Design Gallery include:
Artisan mosaic products, cards, a gorgeous handcrafted jewellery range as well as a limited edition rag paper series of prints of mixed media paintings mainly depicting the blossoming of the natural world in her “Speaking with flowers” and “Love Letter” range.
KIKA Design is located in Shed 91, entry via the rear car park.
Open by appointment.
Phone: 0403 678 446