Irresistible mosaic ornaments - for gardens year round
Mosaics are magical in the garden - they sparkle in rain and glint in sunshine and provide colour all the year round. These mosaic balls look grand mounted alongside blooms or intrigue peeping out from the undergrowth - and they float, making them perfect for water features! This course has been very popular and is accessible for all, as some designs require no cutting. Watch and enjoy a 25 minute demo of making the mosaic balls - no need to line up your materials at this stage. A few tips and you'll be sticking your ball ornaments in no time. And don't imagine your skills will be limited to only this project - the skills are transferrable to mosaic making in general, a lifetime of creating beautiful things for your house or garden. Guidance is provided on shaping and placing the tiles, creating a keystone, which is the foundation of much mosaic work. Shaping your tiles is essential to accommodate the spherical shape of a ball (but don't forget there are also designs that do not require any cutting at all). The making of four alternative designs is shown, (the options are endless), filmed completely from beginning to end using timelapse. To finish there is a demonstration of dry grouting (no water or sponges). All in all, it's easily achievable for anyone! Balls that are made without cutting any tiles make a perfect activity for children, including parties, watch the video and read the recommendations for this. YOUR TEACHER: Anne Cardwell I have appeared on ITV's 'Love Your Garden', written a book, 'Stylish Mosaics' and as well as running classes locally every week for the last 15 years. I have had online presence for the last 18 months, I also make and sell ceramic pieces for inclusion in mosaic art, (an easy way to get started).
What's included in the price?
There is a 25 minute video to describe the process in details. To support teaching, there are additional notes, advice about materials and bases etc. (Extra stuff so you can try other projects). Support via dedicated Facebook page, email if you want to contact me. View the course in your own time, as many times as you want, for as long as you want. The response to your request to purchase a course is immediate. A code will be sent to give access to the course.
What you will need
Mosaic materials, nippers - approx £30 for materials, £20 for nippers - but watch first and enjoy choosing them later.
A graphic design graduate from Kingston University I have been creating and making art for my whole life. I have been teaching mosaic art since 2005 but I also screen print and make ceramics for mosaics and mosaic kits. My online course supports my weekly classes, I also teach residential classes and go into schools and community groups. I live in Essex, between Cambridge and London.
- Suitable for all abilities
- Long term / weekly / monthly
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level
This course is taught online