Mosaic course with award winning mosaic artist with 25 years experience, Kate Rattray.
This 2 day 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 at Black Barns studios in South Devon very close to Dartmoor.
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. Since then she has run private courses in various venues and her studio.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Course fee is £180 for two days and includes all materials, refreshments, course notes and use of tools. Please bring packed lunch.
12 hours (10:30am to 4:30pm)
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12 hours (10:30am to 4:30pm)
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.
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!
Small group, only 2 of us so teacher pupil ratio excellent! I had no previous experience and Kate was very helpful and supportive. We worked at our own pace throughout the day and Kate was on hand to encourage and advise us. I was very pleased with the 2 pieces I completed. I have no hesitation in recommending Kate's mosaic course. A relaxed and enjoyable experience.
I had some experience making mosaics, but I still learned a lot from Kate. She allowed us to work at our own pace and gave great advice on design and also what was possible in the time given. I picked up a lot of great tips, and I would definitely attend one of Kate's courses again!
The sculpture mosaic course was relaxed and enjoyable, as are all Kate's courses. It was explained clearly how to use the materials we hadn’t used before and then over the two days Kate was very attentive to us all but gave us plenty of time to work at our own pace, which I think is the best kind of learning. The group were pleasant and I enjoyed seeing everyone's pieces develop with our different styles.
I have done several courses with Kate, and they have all been excellent. I started as a complete beginner, and she explained things in a simple and straightforward manner, sending me home with a mosaic picture to hang on my wall. Since then I have done several more courses, learning different techniques, and each time I left with something to be proud of. The classes are generally small in number, which means she is able to give one-to-one attention as required, but will leave us to our own devices if that is what we prefer. A lovely lady who knows her craft, and she is generous with tea, coffee and biscuits! Definitely recommended.
Had a great day, so relaxing. Learnt a lot about mosaics and Kate was a great teacher. Would highly recommend the day if your interested in making mosaics.
I enjoyed this one-day beginners' course a lot. All equipment and materials needed were there, and we had all the time we needed to finish two pieces, whcih was a surprise. Kate gave good advice one-to-one, and sent follow-up notes.
Response from Kate Rattray Mosaic Artist:Thank you Kate for your good review. Best wishes, Kate
Kate's courses are an excellent way to get you started with mosaicing. In a relaxed environment she gives an introduction to techniques before letting you get really hands on with the materials. Tips and advice was given throughout and Kate's always willing to answer questions. She also provides summary notes to reference at home. Ive really enjoyed the 2 courses I've attended and these have both given me the confidence to continue mosaicing at home.
Response from Kate Rattray Mosaic Artist:Thanks for your lovely review Nicky. I look forward to working with you again soon!