Dimitry Melman

Dimitry Melman


Visual arts

Grade Level: pre k, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Language: english

Regions: Interlake, Westman, Central Plains, Pembina Valley, Eastman, Capital Region



Dimitry Melman is a Winnipeg-based visual artist whose recent practice has been concentrated upon the delivery of mosaic classes, workshops, and commissions, and the creation of oil paintings and oil/mosaic mixed media works. His contemporary approach is rooted in classical training, having been educated in the disciplines of drawing and painting as a youth in Moscow, Russia.

Over the years Dimitry has gained extensive experience in teaching art to people of all ages, particularly through mosaic workshops and classes (offered in his home studio - ‘Studio on Strathcona’, the Manitoba K-12 school system, the Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio Programs, and other avenues). His artistic practice lends itself to involving people, especially those that do not have artistic experience or inclination. He takes a very hands-on approach, and always strives to make art accessible and meaningful. For Dimitry, art is about the process: art is created “one piece at a time.”

Project Samples

The Art of Mosaics

The Art of Mosaic teaches participants how to create unique and distinctive artworks made with pieces of ceramic or glass tile. Projects can range from individual mosaics affixed to wood panels, trays, or other three-dimensional objects, to large-scale, permanent installations on walls, furniture, or building exteriors. A typical project begins with an introduction to the art of mosaic and a demonstration of the tools, techniques, and supplies that will be used to create the artworks. Students will be encouraged to come up with ideas for their individual or group projects and to sketch these out on paper. Subsequent collaborative sessions are then dedicated to creating the mosaic: finalizing designs, cutting or selecting tile pieces, plus assembling, gluing, and grouting the tile compositions. This program is suited to students and teachers of all ages and skill levels, and is guaranteed to spark creativity and instill confidence.