Course Start DatesSaturday 18th January 2020
About the Course
An opportunity to learn how to make mosaics in a relaxed, creative environment in Martineau Gardens, Birmingham.
Your tutor Claire Cotterill, has over 25 years experience in creating bespoke mosaics for interior and exterior environments in public, private, community and educational settings. Claire is a professional member of the British Association of Modern Mosaics and was a committee member in it's formative years . On her courses, whether a beginner or with a little experience, she will assist you in learning new skills and creating something wonderful for your home. Looking for a unique gift ? An ideal creative treat for that special person !
This two day intensive course focuses on using the 'indirect' method of making mosaics, ideal for achieving a flat surface. You will learn how to cut and place various types of tiles and complete a small mosaic to take home at the end of the day. Have you got a project in mind ? Come and learn the art of making mosaics in a relaxed, friendly and beautiful environment
- all ages and abilities most welcome :-) Don't hesitate to call or email Claire if you need further info on courses, contact details on her website.
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 included in the course price - also as much tea or coffee you can drink in a day and of course a few biscuits ! Claire will provide a light lunch but of course you can bring your own ….
On my many trips to Scotland I visited many interesting sites displaying mosaic art work and decided I would like to have a go and booked on a course with Claire Cotterill. As a beginner the two day course was a superb introduction to mosaic making and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The course was run in a relaxed manner by Claire who is a very talented artist/teacher and I highly recommend this course.
Thank you Claire and for the excellent food.
jack jennings - - #21904
It was a lovely couple of days, made better by the beautiful surroundings and Claire, who is a fabulous tutor who soon put the group at ease. I really enjoyed it and would love to do a further class and would encourage anyone to give it a go.
Eileen coyle - - #21673
I really enjoyed this two-day course with Claire. The days were well organised, informative and productive, as well as relaxing. Claire generously shared her expertise with the group, and I am happy with the mosaic I produced. The indirect method is quite hard, detailed work but also very rewarding. And the lunches were lovely
Marion Clark - - #21650
I really enjoyed the course. I had been thinking about learning how to mosaic for quite a long time but had not found a suitable course near enough and though I had assembled equipment did not really know how to go about starting a project. Claire made this process really easy, had eveything we needed and her own mosaics were such a beautiful example and inspiration that it was a really enjoyable weekend. I would thoroughly recommend her as a teacher.
Jen - - #4415
Had a fab time on Claire's 2 day course. She is a consummate professional, so creative and made it a really enjoyable experience. She was supportive and friendly throughout, helping out when you needed it and made positive suggestions on design etc. I really enjoyed the learning experience as she is an excellent teacher and I thought the course feels were really good value for money. She also made everyone feel really welcome and I can honestly say it was one of the most enjoyable things I have done in a long time. And I have a fab mosaic for my new kitchen! Thank you Claire x
Lesa - - #4404
I attended this course recently. It was the first time Claire had run the course from her home due to having to find alternative studio space. She was an excellent hostess and facilitator. I really enjoyed the course. It was well paced and informative. I surprised myself with my first mosaic wall hanging which turned out really well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course and would like to attend further courses run by Claire. I'm hoping to pursue making mosaics as a hobby inspired by Claire.
Stella Levy - - #4285
A great day, now is possession of a mosaic tile of my own. Good instruction and advice. Looking forward to making more. Thanks Claire
Sarah - - #2656
A great way to spend a day relaxing and making mosaics with friends. We all enjoyed the day and took home some great pieces of art! Thanks so much Claire
Adele Kay Pat and Catherine :)
ADELE DEANE - - #2338
Claire was very good at explaining and helping throughout the day.
I chose a simple design which i love and Im so pleased with, especially my first time handling mosaics.
Everything was included boards,glue and as many mosaic tiles as you could can dream off.
I really enjoyed it and will do the 2 day course as i know more whats involved.
Shelly Fleming - - #2335
just spent a FABULOUS day making a mosaic tile with 3 friends - under Claire's kind and skilful guidance.
she is a brilliant artist of course, but somehow gave us beginners the confidence and guidance needed to design, cut tiles, stick them down and end up with something highly memorable and not that bad looking. I was delighted to find there was more arty flexibility to this craft than i expected...and the glittering colourway potential is intoxicating!
the custard Factory itself is worth the entrance money. DO IT!
nicola durbridge - - #2110
Tea, biscuits and great company - the perfect weekend made even better by throwing in some mosaic and tile cutting. This course has shown me how hands on mosaic making really is. I never thought I would ever need to know how to make now apply cement, or even cut tiles, the course provider showed me clearly how to do what I needed to do to make the piece I wanted to make. I am 100% satisfied and happy with the course, and I really would love to come again if there is sufficient availability. Thank you Claire and hopefully see you soon.
Josephine - - #1991
Hi, I just wanted to take the time to say how much fun I had whilst making my mosaic piece. I was (am?) A complete beginner rand Claire made sure I knew exactly what to do and when, she even helped me to cut some pieces to the correct shape. Time for me to save up to come to the course again :)
Grace - - #1990
Living close to the area, I was intrigued by the course so decided to give it a go. The course organiser is so friendly and accommodating, I really felt well looked after! I now have a beautiful mosaic tiger hanging above my stairs. Definitely would book again.
Catherine - - #1969
I attended this course in January 2015 on a creative whim, and what can I say? I have really thoroughly enjoyed these past couple of days. Claire is a genuinely lovely course hostess (for lack of a better word) and will, without a doubt, make you feel welcomed. She is very attentive and enthusiastic about her occupation and always goes above and beyond to help you create your mosaic piece. I recommend enquiring for more info if you are interested :) thanks for a great couple of days, Claire, and hopefully see you soon!
Kat - - #1968
A really enjoyable course. Claire is so talented and fantastic at explaining and sharing her skills and tips - a definite 'must' for anyone wanting to try something new
Louise - - #1962
What a fantastic first day! Excellent tuition by Claire in a nice relaxed setting. As a complete novice I am impressed with my design so far. Can't wait until Day 2.
muriel - - #1961
I really enjoyed this 2 day beginners course. It was the first time I had made a mosaic, and with Claire's fantastic instruction and support I now have an excellent piece in my garden. It was fun and relaxing. I am hoping to do another one next year.
Liz Paige - - #1887
I really enjoyed this course. It was the first time I'd tried my hand at mosaic. Claire is a fantastic tutor and talented artist. Sharing her skill and knowledge she guided us through each stage. A fantastic introduction to mosaic. I would definitely recommend this course.
Amrit - - #1885
an excellent 2 day course with lots of help and guidance for me as a beginner.
All materials were provided and it was an excellent introduction to mosaic making, with lots of tips on how to go forward.
joyce - - #1878
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