About the Course
An opportunity to learn how to make mosaics in a relaxed, creative environment in Birmingham's Martineau Gardens - A beautiful oasis two miles from the city centre.
Your tutor Claire Cotterill, has over 25 years experience in creating bespoke mosaics for interior and exterior environments in private, community and educational settings. She is a professional member of the British Association of Modern Mosaic and was a committee member in the early years of its inception. On this one day course , Claire will introduce you to the art of making mosaics, how to cut and place different tiles. You'll have the opportunity to create a small mosaic for your home and the skills to create mosaics independently afterwards!
Contact Claire through CraftCourses or through her website (click link above) She's happy to talk discuss your ideas directly ...
Have you got a project in mind? Come and have a go, all ages and abilities most welcome :-)
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and tuition are included in the course price, plus as much tea or coffee as you can drink in a day and of course a few biscuits! There will be a light lunch available - or you're welcome to bring your own...
Course runs from 10am - 4.30pm, please arrive 10 mins beforehand for a start at 10am.
I attended the one day course with no previous experience and had an amazing day. Claire was friendly and supportive and it was a very relaxing environment to be in. There was a wide range of colours to use and everyone's mosaics were beautiful and unique. It was lovely to take home a finished piece at the end of the day and I'm very happy with what I made and keen to do more. Our course was in the beautiful setting of the Martinau gardens and Claire provided a delicious lunch for us to share together. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in trying mosaics and I now feel confident to have a go on my own at home with the skills that I learnt. Thank you Claire for a wonderful day.
Eleanor Hunter - - #23110
I had a lovely day with Claire and my daughter on the 1-day mosaic course. There was plenty of help on-hand to support with creating the perfect design. I have a touch of arthritis and Claire was helpful in breaking tiles for me as my hands got tired later in the day. It's amazing how quickly it's possible to produce something beautiful, grouted and ready to take away! A great day.
Maureen Coates - - #22983
I received a voucher for the 1 day course for Christmas and was fortunate to spend the day with Claire and others on 22 June. I had some basic mosaic skills beforehand but attendees don't need them to be able to get a lot out of the course. A wide range of materials were available along with design resources to help you create your image. I set myself an ambitious target but was still able to complete in the given time. I now have a lovely piece that I have backed with felt and am using on my dining room table as a decorative plate. The day was made better yet by the location, which was Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston. The weather was glorious and we were able to sit outside in the sun to work and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch made by Claire. All in all this was a really enjoyable experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to try their hand at mosaicing.
Jane Coates - - #22982
Had two wonderful, creative days making mosaics with Claire Cotterill at her studio in The Custard Factory . I’ve always wanted to learn how to make mosaics. Claire was very welcoming and the rest of the group were lovely. There were only five others , so plenty of personal attention. Lots of lovely materials to work with, and clear, patient instruction - I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved in such a short time, I made a portrait of my dog and it turned out far better than I expected ! Others made flowers, trees, house numbers – It was great to see the range and different styles of the mosaics we made. Can’t recommend enough, a really creative treat and bit of me time in my busy schedule – Thanks Claire, I’ll definitely come again !
Jane Wright - - #3302
The course was great and so were the group of people who attended it! The studio is bright, with beautiful natural light, and the choice of tesserae is amazing. Claire (the tutor) is lovely and I really enjoyed learning about how to use the indirect method.
Caroline Moraes - - #1989
Thank you Claire for a brilliant two days in your lovely bright/sunny workshop at the groovy Custard Factory. I was drawn to you through your stunning mosaics. Especially the chickens which are my favourites. I was delighted to try the indirect method even though it was very scary at first. I loved the atmosphere you created with your calm, friendly and very knowledgeable instruction. Nothing was too much for you. You let us be creative and individual yet solved every issue or question we asked. We had a lovely group of ladies and were allowed to plough on through lunch which I really appreciated. I will definitely come again.
Clare Cordingley - - #1977
I really enjoyed this weekend learnt some fantastic new skills with a lovely group of women. Claire created a wonderful environment in her studio at the custard factory which was very inspiring. Claire is clearly a gifted mosaic artist and got the balance right letting us get on with our ideas showing us new skills helping with thoughts and allowing us to go at our own pace etc wether we had no, a little or lots of experience with mosaics. She is very down to earth, friendly, keen to share her knowledge and skills and patient in answering all those questions! I am planning now to return could not give any higher recommendation. Thank you Claire from Karen
Karen Peers - - #1973
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