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Making a mosaic with slate

Close up shot showing different types of slate

Duration: 10am-1pm (3 hours)

Price: £35

Book with: Rachel Davies
at Rachel Davies Mosaics

1 Alpin Drive
Dunblane, Stirling
FK15 0FQ

Course Start Dates

Friday 13th March 2020
Tuesday 24th March 2020

About the Course

This workshop introduces you to the skills required to make a mosaic using slate. You will learn about which substrates and adhesives to use, different ways of preparing slate for use in a mosaic, and the variety of ways in which slate can be laid within a mosaic.

During the workshop you will make your own mosaic from slate, choosing from a range of materials provided by the instructor. This will include different types of slate as well as some glass to add in as highlights.

No previous experience of mosaics is needed. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some experience but want to try using slate.

The class is limited to 4 students, so you can be sure of plenty of individual attention from the instructor.

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 use of tools are included in the workshop. There will be light refreshments available.

Want to review this course?

Rachel is a great teacher - and gets all the points over in a relaxed & enjoyable manner. Great fun and very therapeutic and we all surprised ourselves with walking away with masterpieces!

- - #26438

3hrs well spent, learning a new skill and returning home with a lovely mosaic tile! Rachel was very helpful and the morning was both interesting and fun!

- - #26433

I thoroughly enjoyed the mosaic course. Rachel was a very generous tutor both with her materials and her knowledge. There was an amazing range of materials available to us, I could have spent the whole 3 hours just choosing nice pieces to use! Went home very happy with my mosaic and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to try it.

- - #24370

This was my first time working with mosaics, and I loved it - the slate is so beautiful and I had no idea there were so many varieties of it. The conservatory was a great place to be working in, with so much natural light, and Rachel is an excellent teacher and very informative and encouraging. I enjoyed the session a great deal and am sure I'll do more of this.

- - #24258

Good workspace and nicely paced introduction to slate mosaic techniques. I thought the amount of information was spot on and also the unobtrusive help without forcing any ideas, so we were able to progress in our own way. I'm pleased with what I learned and actually made and I am keen to now tackle a larger piece on my own.

- - #24191

Great workshop in lovely relaxed surroundings. Rachel is a knowledgeable and relaxed tutor. Generously imparts her knowledge and skills. She will give pointers if stuck. Lots of materials to choose from and even lovely home baking! Great to see her own work and what can be done with time, patience and skill.

- - #22311

An excellent workshop.

Rachel was a great teacher - very patient and gave us great encouragement in what we were doing.

A wonderful selection of slate to work from.

- - #21956

A really enjoyable workshop and a great introduction to both working with slate and mosaic making. Rachel explains the techniques well in a friendly and informative manner. She's a mine of information and has a wonderful range of materials to work with. I can't believe how quickly the time passed and it was great to come away with a finished piece of work.

- - #21928

Rachel is a patient and encouraging teacher.
She gave comprehensive information regarding material and method and helped when needed.
It was a super working atmosphere.
I came from Germany to attend this workshop and I'm happy that I did it.

- - #21646

I had a great day with Rachel at her making a mosaic with slate workshop. She was very welcoming and pleased to answer any questions we had. Her knowledge and resources were great. I feel inspired to go on to make more slate mosaics. Can’t thank her enough. Would definitely recommend.

- - #21594

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Rachel was very welcoming and gave as much or as little direction as each individual required. She is very knowledgeable about where all the different kinds of slate available came from. We were both delighted with the work we produced and can't wait to have it hanging up at home.

- - #21578

I really enjoyed your workshop today . Very informative but relaxed atmosphere . I felt I was able to learn the whole process more or less what to do to complete a piece of artwork . And can carry on at home experimenting . Very addictive . And pleased with what I produced.

- - #20357

Thoroughly enjoyed the course, learned so much and came away with a piece of work I am really quite proud of. Has definitely inspired me to have a go at home. Rachel is a lovely host and tutor. Everything was ready for us and a wonderful choice of materials to use. Extremely good value and I have already recommended it to several friends. Hope to attend again.

- - #20355

Thoroughly enjoyed this course - Rachel is an excellent teacher! I did a full day course and brought my 14 year old niece along - as a measure of how good the course was, this is the longest I've seen my niece without a phone in her hand in ages! She loved it! Great to have a course that is suitable for a mix of ages and abilities. The full day offered great flexibility to be able to experiment with different materials, colours and techniques, and to make multiple pieces. Excellent value for money (and lovely lunch too!). This was my first experience of mosaic work, and I'd thoroughly recommend this course.

- - #20321

I really enjoyed this workshop. Everthing required was supplied from tools and materials to excellent tuition. I’ve put my name down for another days workshop in May. Even though this was my first time working with slate and tiles, I’m really pleased with my mosaic and I can now plan my next piece. X K

- - #20270

The course was everything that I was hoping for and I learned a lot,had a fantastic time and I am all fired up to do some more.Many thanks

- - #20238

It was an amazing day of learning and also of being creative. It’s a lovely intimate environment and with all 4 of us who attended being of varying levels of experience it made for a friendly and idea filled room! Rachel is very attentive and friendly and also very good that I’ve booked my next one!!

- - #19752

Fabulous course! Rachel was very knowledgable, inspirational and encouraging. Lots of different slate and coloured tiles to use in our mosaics. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend

- - #19596

The Slate mosaic class was excellent.
Rachel was a great tutor and the set up was super with a good range of materials to work with help on hand and inspiration from many of Rachels pieces.

- - #19492

Rachel was fantastic and very welcoming. Everything we needed was provided and were spoiled for choice with so many options of different slate and glass available. Rachel’s instruction was excellent, and she was happy to give as much or as little input as you wanted. Would definitely recommend, thanks again!

- - #19475

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Rachel was great and gave as much or as little direction as each individual wanted. She is very knowledgeable and has a lovely encouraging manner. Though this was my first time working with slate I was delighted with the tile I produced.

- - #19468

This was my first time having a go at Mosaics, after wanting to try this craft for quite a while!! And I wasn’t disappointed!! Rachel was very knowledgable, patient and encouraging- I really enjoyed my morning, a real step out of routine for me & I am delighted with my own piece of mosaic which is happily hanging on my wall!!

Thank you Rachel!!

- - #19141

This was my second workshop, because I enjoyed the first so much! Rachel is a knowledgeable and patient teacher, and taught and supported the skills needed for all participants to try out different techniques and leave with a beautiful mosaic. There were a huge range of materials available, and the workshop is in a lovely setting, surrounded by beautiful examples of Rachel’s own work for inspiration and examples. Cups of tea and homemade cake were a bonus!

- - #19113

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