Half Day Workshop | £ 50
This half day workshop is a 'taste of mosaic' where you will learn how to use mosaic tools and material to create an unique piece of art.
Half day workshops are suitable for people who are complete beginners wanting try a taster session to learn the basics of mosaic making and have a fun day, but everyone is welcome to join this workshop and the content will be tailored
to suit people's ability levels.
What you will make
You will create a 10 x 10cm coaster mosaic using the Direct technique or Indirect technique depending on the session. A wide range of mosaic materials such as unglazed and glass tiles are to your disposition to help your creativity
for creating your unique mosaic.
The workshop includes all mosaic materials & tools, and wooden frame.
All designs are already provided by the tutor. If you wish to bring your own design it will need to be agreed with the tutor in advance.
Please note that the workshops will run only with a minimum of 2 people
Time | 10am - 2pm
Snacks and refreshments are provided by the studio.
Indirect Technique is when the mosaic is created backwards like a mirror image.
The method involves temporarily fixing the mosaic pieces to a removable backing (brown paper) which holds the design together.
When completed the whole mosaic is transferred onto the base.
Direct Technique is when the tesserae (mosaic pieces) are glued directly on the wooden support like in roman time, using tweezers and tile adhesive.
Introduction to the course and the techniques;
Selection of design and materials How to transfer / draw an image to prepare the creation of a mosaic
How to cut and shape tiles to create your
own mosaic using mosaic tools
Indirect method: using glue and brown paper
Direct method : gluing your tessera directly onto the wooden support
How to create a mosaic using Andamento techniques
Complete and grout your mosaic