Le Motif,  teacher

Le Motif

Le Motif

Stunning stained glass and ceramic painting

local_activity classes: Glass Painting and Stained GlassGlassblowing and Mosaic

4.9 (57)
Instagram followers2k

I am a ceramic and glass artist who originally hails from Russia but over 5 years ago moved to Australia and now based in Tweed Heads, North NSW. I graduated from art school in my youth, but applied myself to the field of economics before returning to my roots with a course in Interior Decoration in the International Design School in Moscow in 2014 after 10 years of auditing.

To quit my job was a big desicion but now I can say - the best in my life. My family used to say that hobby can't be your full time job, but I disagreed.

I specialise in glass and ceramic painting, having started the former in 2013 in Moscow. I learned glass and ceramic painting by myself, step by step, year by year. And still learning: learning new techniques, new materials, new surfaces...

Constantly developing my work, I am currently in a period of transition and evolving from my previous style. I found contemporary art interesting to me and decided to use my mediums to create some pieces of art in another way.

If you are the one who loves stained glass painting, painted ceramic tiles or plates, fluid art...if you want to learn how to do it yoursellf, you are more than welcome to my workshops! I will tell you everything that I know.





Fiona Broadbent Nov 2023

35 ClassBento workshops attended • 33 reviews

Unfortunately the teacher run out of stock. Hopefully in the future I will be able to.

Leisa McBride Jun 2023

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews

Great patient teacher
Carefully packaged. When I find the perfect design I will have a beautiful glass picture to hang next to my window.
Thank you so much

DIY Glass Painting at Home review by Leisa McBride

Josette Lafleur Jun 2023

Yes love it but needs more colours and other stencils
But yes I love it but did my own design.

Myra Macleod May 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

best teacher ever, so informative, I did this with my sister and Niece, we loved it

Myra Macleod May 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

I loved this class. very informative, and very knowledgeable. Such a fun thing to learn and to continue to do at home.

Leisa McBride Mar 2023

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews

Great teacher and class. I am taking my time to finish and enjoy it very much. I look forward to doing this class again in the future. Thank you

DIY Glass Painting at Home review by Leisa McBride

Deb Burton Oct 2022

Beautifully presented glass painting kit. It has everything I will need to complete my first project. I bought it for my husband to give to me for a Christmas gift so I haven’t used it yet but had a good look and can’t wait to use it!

Karen Spencer Sep 2022

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Fantastic class loved it just as good as Natalia’s glass painting class I definitely will be painting more and more tile’s

Islay Swanson Jul 2022

Natalia was very warm, patient and informative. Natalia taught in a way that was easy to grasp and understand. I learnt a lot and really enjoyed myself. It was a great experience and I’m so happy I’m now able to create these beautiful tiles. Thank you so very much. Definitely recommended!

Karen Spencer Jul 2022

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Wonderful class loved loved love it Natalia explained everything very clearly I definitely will be doing more of her classes thank you Natalia . Didn’t get to finish my painting as the outline was still wet due to the cold weather

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Karen Spencer

Kathryn Marangos Jul 2022

40 ClassBento workshops attended • 36 reviews

Fabulous kit with everything you need. Great gift too. Had a lot of fun doing this .

Kathryn Marangos Jun 2022

40 ClassBento workshops attended • 36 reviews

Fantastic box with everything you need to make something special. Highly recommended to give this a try.

Eric Clews Jun 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

A lot of fantastic information for someone starting out with no knowledge. Very enjoyable to learn

Michelle Mendes Dec 2021

I found it difficult with my Parkinson’s disease but I’m going to practice by myself at home and make some great pieces.

It would be great if I had the stencils but that was not your fault .

Tina Moorthy Dec 2021

38 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews

Lovely class, Natalia was very informative about techniques and paint mediums used. Her demonstration and guidance was very clear. The class was so much fun, I enjoyed trying to put what I learnt into practice. Overall it was a pleasurable experience in creating my glass painting piece, with unique paints, and loving what I am creating.

Kaitlin Riddington Nov 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Fantastic class and teacher was so informative. Throughly enjoyed this class will love completing more works in the future.

Chelsea Holland Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really enjoyed this class. The kit was really nicely prepared with everything needed and the teacher provided great background information and helpful instructions.

Melissa Walker Oct 2021

61 ClassBento workshops attended • 36 reviews

This class was great.

Nat talked us through everything and then it was time to create. She gave feedback to everyone and supported us through the whole class.

I want to do more.

The photo is an example of Nat’s work. So professional.

DIY Glass Painting at Home review by Melissa Walker

Christina Sheers Sep 2021

48 ClassBento workshops attended • 49 reviews

Great class for anyone.
Full kit of items needed to create your own
unique artwork

Jacqueline Veldhuis Sep 2021

52 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews

Class was fun and I learnt a lot. Not something I had ever tried before

it really takes a long takes long time to do and we did nicks to get the picture finished

Jessica Douglass Aug 2021

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 84 reviews

I really loved this class. The teacher is very knowledgeable and provides you with so much information. I look forward to finishing off my artwork

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Jessica Douglass

Matilda Aug 2021

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 47 reviews

Natalia of Art Le Motif was ever so lovely and informative in her glass painting workshop. The materials sent to your door are of the very highest quality.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Matilda

Anonymized Customer Aug 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

An interesting class for my daughter to attend virtually. The teacher was very helpful and made sure that the kit arrived in time. An unusual and inspiring form of artwork and a nice teacher to spend time with for her.

Nanette Stephen Jun 2021

Such a talented Artist. We were absolute beginners and needed a thorough induction into ceramic tile decoration. From basic materials to mixing and applying paints we gained knowledge and some technical expertise. We have been inspired to improve our skills by completing today’s task in full. Will include photos of today’s work.

Make a Ceramic Tile Wall Art review by Nanette Stephen

Claire Cooke May 2021

53 ClassBento workshops attended • 52 reviews

I really enjoyed trying this for the first time. There’s a lot of technical information provided in case you want to buy your own materials too.

Luke Lloyd Apr 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Le explained everything from materials right through to how to finish off my project.

Andi Garing Feb 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Great fun class. Natalia is very knowledgeable and is very good at sharing the tips and tricks of tile painting. Highly recommended class.

Painting class review by Andi Garing

Andi Garing Jan 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

This was a really fun class. Natalia is a great teacher and clearly very experienced in glass painting. The paints in the craft box are beautiful and obviously high quality. I loved learning the techniques and am inspired to keep doing more stained glass painting.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Andi Garing - Sydney

Lorna Russell Sep 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

I loved my ceramic painting session! Natalia was really knowledgeable and passionate about her craft. She gave me 1-1 attention and built up my skill gradually until she felt I could work independently. The kit was fabulous- it had all I needed and more! Natalia has thought of everything! I thoroughly recommend this class. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Make a Ceramic Tile Wall Art review by Lorna Russell

Tania Hartley Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Natalia was fantastic and the class was awesome I really enjoyed it.
She was great the way she explained about all the different types of mediums and paints etc
Great experience all round. Thankyou. Now to finish my piece and then do some more

Kersti Skipper Jun 2020

What a fun workshop, Natalia knows her stuff, she has a great eye for colour, so we were well guided (we needed all the help we could get). Definitely one to recommend!

Sarah Montzorbry Jun 2020

13 ClassBento workshops attended

Absolutely brilliant class. Natalia is such a wonderful teacher and made learning from home easy and enjoyable.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Sarah Montzorbry

Monica Alaoui Jun 2020

Loved it! Natalia was a great teacher. So patient and gave great instructions and advice. Have told all my friends about it and really looking forward to future classes. Thanks!

Painting class review by Monica Alaoui

Karen Mackenzie Jun 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Loved it. A brilliant way to spend a few hours on a Sunday. Highly recommend it.

Ying Lim Jun 2020

I purchased this lesson as a gift for my mum and she enjoyed the experience. There were no issues with the delivery of the materials before the class, and it was easy to set things up for the online lesson. The teacher was patient, approachable and experienced. She took the time to answer lots of questions and to demonstrate the steps clearly. It was a good introduction to ceramic tile art and my mum had fun - thanks Natalia!

Sharon Markut May 2020

Excellent instruction, materials and designs. Very relaxing way to spend part of a day. Thank you Natalia your works are also inspiring thank you for your time and expertise.

Nicole McGowan May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I bought this online class for my mother. She loved it. She said that Natalia was very friendly and supportive. Thanks!

Marina Buscaino May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Such a great class with useful information. This is something I really enjoyed and I feel confident I will continue doing on my own. Natalia was patient and really clear with her instructions and my tiles, though not finished, are looking really good.

Pm Luong May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Thank you Natalia for a really informative and enjoyable class. Natalia’s instructions were very helpful and clear.
She went beyond to share other ideas for me to explore.

Megan Dennison Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic class with Natalia was so patient with us, fantastic ideas and great local venue highly recommended

Fluid Art class review by Megan Dennison - Sydney

Tom Dixon Feb 2020

Super easy to follow and a lovely class! All materials provided.

Class was 5 hours but we did not finish in time (we picked something complex), so teacher sent us a lot of info about how to complete at home.

Shizuko Saito Dec 2019

The class was fantastic. The teacher is very kind and patient, gave us time to complete all work even we took longer than the scheduled time. Class size was very small so I could get support whenever I needed. I definitely recommend to my friends.

Mi Wark Dec 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Absolutely a brilliant and fun class. The teacher, Natalia so welcoming and very professional in her art.
Would highly recommend!

Gautam Parulekar Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Natalia was warm welcoming enjoyed my class. Very informative and easy to understand. Beautiful outcome will definitely recommend it.

Make a Ceramic Tile Wall Art review by Gautam Parulekar

Jane Li Nov 2019

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

This was a very enjoyable evening. Natalia was so lovely, supportive and inspiring. She paid such attention to detail in teaching me. I highly recommend this!

Elizabeth Convery Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A great, relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Natalia was both knowledgeable and kind, demonstrating a variety of painting techniques and explaining the different materials before letting me loose to create my own piece. Natalia did a great job balancing encouragement and suggestions with my own creative ideas. I absolutely love the piece I created and I'm excited to work more in this medium now that I've had a chance to try it out.

Kelly Bookmyer Oct 2019

Natalia was helpful, flexible and creative. We learned a lot, had a beautiful output and had fun! Thanks

Lily Yam Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Natalia was very patient, attentive and informative during our session. We stayed for longer than expected but it was not rushed and every detail was attended to. Lovely drinks and snacks. All the materials were provided and the studio was cosy.

Rose Blackburn Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely teacher and very knowledgeable
Great course & some beautiful ceramic tiles made. Would recommend to other people.
Class could be a bit shorter in time.

Make a Ceramic Tile Wall Art review by Rose Blackburn

Linda Dean Aug 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This workshop was really fantastic. I absolutely loved it. Natalia is professional, a truly talented artist and an excellent teacher. She is helpful, a great host and very generous with her time and expertise. Not only was it fun to do but I now have a finished piece of work that people are amazed that I produced. All in all a 5 star workshop. Thank you so much.

Loreen Lu Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Enjoyable small workshop. Natalia was always closely watching and helping me create my small piece of art.

Fluid Art class review by Loreen Lu - Sydney

Lindy Barry May 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I really enjoyed the Fluid Art Workshop on the weekend! Lots of fun and I get a beautiful handmade plate to take home!


Mavis Tian May 2019

Class was great! Best Mother’s Day Idea I’ve had yet! Very great fun for all the family and everything turned out fabulous! The teacher was very warm and even gave us cookies and tea❤️ 10/10 would recommend.

Painting class review by Mavis Tian

Jacqui Delahunt May 2019

Amazing class! Had a brilliant day being creative- so much fun! Natalia is the perfect teacher and host. Will definetly be back.

Painting class review by Jacqui Delahunt

Brianna Henderson Apr 2019

A lovely way to spend a Sunday. Natalia explained and demonstrated everything with easy and was more than helpful in guiding the art work. Will recommend to anyone and everyone!

Fluid Art Workshop review by Brianna Henderson - Sydney

Nozomi Oshima Mar 2019

Natalia is a very welcoming and lovely teacher, she explained the detail provide great materials.
I chose glass art, which was beautiful ! You could see her artworks in the atelier, which you will fall in love.

I traveled from Northsydney by bus, the journey is fun and a short excursion for 90min with a great beach view.

Thank you Natalia :)

Make a Ceramic Tile Wall Art review by Nozomi Oshima

Punita Kamdar Mar 2019

She is really friendly person sharing tips Had fun afternoon ! Thank u for being an amazing host too.

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