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.
This course is suitable for beginners and students who have some experience. We use glass and ceramic mosaic tiles and stained glass.
For beginners: make a coaster and a small mosaic picture for indoors using the direct method.
For students with some experience: make a small picture or several smaller pictures paying attention to shape of tile, 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 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. 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 accommodation.
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. 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. 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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