Elsa Heeps moved from Ontario to BC fifteen years ago,
living on Saltspring Island before moving to Bowser.
She picked up the art of woodworking from her husband, and now applies the skill to
her driftwood tables, mosaic pieces and garden art.
DRAGONFLY TABLE WITH DRIFTWOOD
Elsa starts her mosaics with a wooden base,
arranges hand-cut stained glass for her chosen design,
then finishes off with a complementary grout to suit the image.
Elsa showed several pieces of her work at the
ART WITH GLASS AND CAMERA August “Arts on the Avenue”
in Ladysmith, and earned an Award of Excellence at the
Oceanside Arts Council’s 2006 Festival of Art.
Elsa is currently offering classes in mosaics at
Leaving Impressions Gallery and Gifts.
Limited enrollment in a relaxed atmosphere.
Students will learn the basics of mosaics and
return home with their own unique piece of mosaic magic.
You can view more of Elsa's work at
Leaving Impressions Gallery and Gifts in Qualicum Bay.