About the Course
The course is held in the Heritage Courtyard Artist studios and gallery. We are in the gallery where there is always a fine art exhibition adorning the walls! Kate also has a studio here where you can see plenty of her mosaic artworks on display for inspiration.
On Saturday we make a small mosaic picture for indoors. This is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. On Sunday we make a small mosaic panel for outdoors using the direct method. (The outdoor panel course is suitable for those with some experience or those who have attended the course on Saturday.)
For students with some experience who wish to attend Saturday: Make a small picture or several smaller pictures paying attention to shape of tile, andamento (directional flow of the tiles) and colour and tone.
If you are a beginner you may start the course by making a coaster onto mdf. This helps you to gain confidence in using the tools and materials and laying the tile. To make the picture you will learn how to to use the direct method. You will learn how to shape the tile and how to introduce a directional flow or rhythm to your work. An overview of the indirect method and its uses will be discussed.
For those with some experience, we will concentrate on shape of tile and andamento (directional flow of the tiles) and colour and tone.
Everyone works at a different pace so it is possible you will not finish your mosaic at the class. However you will be given instruction 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. Packed lunch if you wish (there are nearby shops and cafés where you can buy lunch, although cafés can be busy on Saturday)
* Please note. There are stairs in this venue.
About Wells and Accomodation.
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 Warminster Dragon. There are lots of places to stay.
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 booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Course fee includes all materials, refreshments, course notes and use of tools. Please bring packed lunch. (Shops and cafes nearby)
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.
Di Parker - - #17681
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.
Kate Macdonald - - #15718
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.
Nicola Wilson - - #15692
Response from Kate Rattray Mosaic Artist:Thanks for your lovely review Nicky. I look forward to working with you again soon!
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