Two Day Course
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May
All Materials Included
Over the course of this exciting weekend you will develop your own design into a flat mosaic panel. Aimed at beginners and those wishing to extend their mosaicing skills further, your design can be as simple or ambitious as you like. Depending on whether you plan to display you’re finished mosaic outside or in doors, you will be working on either marine plywood, cement board or MDF up to about 40cm sq. which can be cut to simple shapes if required.
There will be a selection of traditional mosaic tessera, glass and upcycled ceramic pieces available to use, however you may wish to introduce familiar or personal items into your piece – so start collecting now. You can use pretty much anything from broken crockery, old tiles, coins, beads, interesting pieces of metal, etc.
You will have the opportunity to explore either the direct or reverse technique, Emma will explain the differences and suggest which is most appropriate for your project. If you want to work smaller you may be able to have a go at both methods.
Towards the end of the course there will be a demonstration of how to grout your mosaic. Depending on whether your adhesive has cured sufficiently you will be able to complete this during the weekend, otherwise this stage may need to be done at home, but you will be supplied with the materials to do this.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments both days
About the Tutor
I am an artist working on commissions related to specific places and communities. I have specialisms in ceramics and mixed-media mosaics, bringing different elements together to communicate significant messages.
Past work has included mosaics and murals for public places, installations in parks and gardens and communities working together to create artworks in their own space.
The process can be a significant contribution to the well-being and confidence of the participants.
I have a wide experience of teaching all ages, a full teaching qualification and DBS certificate.
My current investigations involve creating open ceramic heads, I am fascinated by the way the forms of the biology inside us relate to forms in the natural world. Some of these pieces re-introduce mosaic fragments, like memories or the experiences we carry with us.
What you will need to bring
All materials and equipment are supplied.
Broken crockery, tiles, mosaic pieces, etc. which you may want to include in your work.
An apron or work clothes.