About the Course
Design and make your own mosaic. Explore traditional or contemporary approaches using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name.
An inspirational slide show is followed by instruction on materials and shaping techniques. A design session will help you develop your own creative project in the style and material of your choice. You are welcome to work from your own design or one provided by Zantium. Grouting and finishing demonstrations conclude the workshop.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
Tutor: Peter Massey – MA (RCA)
Peter and Alison are the founders of Zantium Studios, a creative partnership specialising in mosaic. Their activities include designing, making and teaching. Their work has appeared in various publications, RHS shows and has been featured on Channel 4 TV.
Graduating from The Royal College of Art in 1994, Peter originally worked as an illustrator for clients such as Ladybird Books, Dorling Kindersley and The Natural History Museum. He developed a strong interest in mosaic and Zantium was established in 1998.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 8 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
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?
A tempting selection of quality glass and ceramic tesserae will be available. Depending on the project, the price is typically around £15 per square foot of mosaic. This includes base board, adhesive, most mosaic tile ranges and grout. We also stock embellishments such as beads, glass globules and mirror. Note: This materials charge is in addition to the course fee
All tools and equipment are provided. You will be required to wear safety glasses/goggles when you, or others, are cutting tiles.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on sofa bed)
This is a fantastic introductory course. I had a brilliant day with all the resources and support I needed as a complete beginner. Lunch was also fabulous!! Thanks for fantastic day!
Mark Feakins - - #18307
Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:Hi Mark, So glad you enjoyed the mosaic course. Heartfelt thanks for your kind words and enthusiasm. Come back soon!
The location was fantastic being part of Peter and Alison's home, including the Peacock Godfrey who put in a splendid performance to entertain us at lunch. Lunch was a homemade delight! All of which adds to the creative juices in my opinion. Very welcoming!!
The course was as described on the tin, I have never created using mosaic before and was able to come home with a fully mosaic-ed mirror and coaster. All the materials were provided and that, plus my partners more professional effort, cost only£20.00 over the course costs. We were also given grouting to take home so we could complete our creations.
Peter was very informative, taking us through each stage of the process in a very relaxed and comfortable manner, he is very approachable and helpful to everyone there.
Would definitely recommend!!
Jane Livermore and Phil Spinney - - #13782
Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:Dear Jane & Phil,
I attended a one day "Introduction to Mosaic" at Zantium studios in November 2017. I have to say it was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Alison welcomes you to their lovely home and provides tea and coffee while you browse books for ideas. Next it is off to the airy and bright studio where Peter has a huge range of materials available for you to choose from. After some helpful guidance on cutting and pattern design you are ready to start. I was amazed that I was able to make two coasters and an item to hang on the wall having never attempted the craft before. Peter is on hand to offer advice and tips and provides you with grouting to finish your project(s) at home. A tasty lunch is provided plus afternoon tea and cake. All in all a fabulous course and I am hoping to do one of the longer courses next year. Thank you to Alison and Peter!
Alison Humphries - - #11646
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