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Garden wall mosaic course

Butterfly mosaic for outdoor wall by tutor

About the Course

Mosaic course with award winning mosaic artist with 25 years experience, Kate Rattray.

This course is suitable for students who have some experience.
On this course you can make a butterfly or a shape of your choice for an outdoor wall.
We use glass and ceramic mosaic tiles and stained glass.

Please note: Everyone works at a different pace so it is possible you will not finish your mosaic at the class. However you will be given instructions and all materials you need to finish your mosaic at home.

What to bring:

Please bring an apron or wear old clothes. Sketches you have made or ideas for simple designs and a packed lunch. (Tea coffee and biscuits are included)

The course is held in Kate’s studio in the lovely Mendip village of Chewton Mendip, which is 7 miles from Wells and 15 miles from Bath.

Where to stay:
There are some luxury cottages in and around Chewton Mendip, and plenty of accommodation in Wells or Bath.
Wells is England’s smallest city. It’s historic centre boasts a beautiful cathedral and the Bishops Palace. You can also visit the famous ‘dragon mosaic’ along moat walk built by Kate and local schools to tell the legend of the Worminster Dragon.
Bath ...
Bath is a beautiful old city with Roman Baths and an Abbey. Worth exploring.

About the tutor:
Kate is a skilled mosaic teacher and practising mosaic artist. She has been running mosaic workshops since 1996, for adults and children. From 2000 - 2006 she was a mosaic tutor with Adult Learning and Leisure. Now she runs private courses in various venues.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Course fee is £85 a day and includes all materials, refreshments, course notes and use of tools. Please bring packed lunch.


Kate Rattray at Kate Rattray Mosaic Artist
Unit 10 Studio
Priory Farm, Chewton Mendip
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Suitable for

  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users

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In-person course
- - #29714

I really enjoyed my day making mosaic. I learnt everything to do with the whole process and as I did a larger piece I needed to finish it at home.
We had lots of support and encouragement. We were actively encouraged to mix adhesive so we knew the correct consistency and allowed to take some powders and glass home to complete the piece. Emailed instructions and supplier information sent afterwards so no excuse not to complete my project.
Thank you Kate.

In-person course
- - #29647

I really enjoyed this course, the second I’ve taken with Kate. The studio is well equipped with all you need and features lots of Kate’s inspiring mosaic work.
Kate is a natural teacher, very calm and friendly with a wealth of knowledge . There was also lots of coffee and cake. Highly recommended!

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