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Introduction to mosaic weekend course

Duration: 2 days

Price: £150

Run by: Joanna Kessel
at Edinburgh Mosaic Studio

Coburg House
15 Coburg Street
Mid Lothian

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About the Course


A weekend mosaic course introducing the basic cutting, laying and grouting techniques required to make a successful mosaic. The course will focus on the direct method and students will be encouraged to develop both their practical and creative skills.

Students will be encouraged to work from their own design and do some research prior to the workshop, please bring your design inspiration and ideas with you. A range of specialist books and design resources will be available for use at the studio. Students should leave the course having completed a mosaic and gained a good grounding in basic mosaic making skills.

(Course numbers are limited to facilitate a quality experience and one to one teaching and minimum numbers are required for the courses to run, so please book early!)

Joanna runs Edinburgh Mosaic Studio and specialises in the design and fabrication of mosaic artworks for domestic and public spaces as well as producing smaller scale mosaic artworks for exhibition. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art and in 2010 received a Scottish Arts Council Creative Development award to undertake specialist mosaic study in Italy. Joanna has had work selected for Ravenna Mosaico the international mosaic biennale in Italy in autumn 2013. Joanna and a group of her students won the Scottish regional award in the Topps Tiles Achievement in Mosaic Award 2011/12.

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?

Materials and equipment will be provided, however as a means to extend your work during the workshop a more specialist range of materials will be available to buy from stock, should you wish.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for students throughout the weekend and Leith offers a range of great cafes and takeaways to buy lunch.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.