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.
Start time: Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.30am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
• 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)
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. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee applies.
A tempting selection of quality glass and ceramic tesserae will be available. Depending on the project, the price is typically around £18 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.
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)
Everyone was so friendly and supportive of the group. An excellent weekend. The food was lovely too!
Roma Gee - - #21098
Very enjoyable course - lovely setting, great facilities/food, very friendly and helpful hosts/teachers and for a beginner I achieved far more than I expected with an ambitious mosaic. The display from the resident peacock on the first morning was an unexpected bonus!
Katie Murray - - #21055
This is the third weekend mosaics course that I have attended at Zantium Studios. They have all been superb courses with excellent tuition and individual support from Peter and wonderful home made lunch and snacks from Alison. The studio has a lot of light, plenty of room to work in and good choice of mosaic tiles. Good relaxing weekend. Highly recommend this course.
Steph - - #11599
As always well organised, thoroughly enjoyed the course and would always recommend Zantium Studios as a great place for courses to attend.
jane worthington - - #11588
Pure delight to have the opportunity to do some mosaic and be so well supported by professionals in a friendly environment.
Ali - - #11566
Very enjoyable and relaxing weekend with kind and encouraging tutor. Having done a small amount of mosaic making before, my enthusiasm was rekindled. The ambiance and the lovely food all helped towards our creativity and working alongside people of like mind was a pleasure.
Heather Green - - #11562
Brilliant inspirations, beautiful setting, good food, excellent tuition, resources, encouragement and individual support. I was expecting the course to be good, but it was even better - thank you!
Joan Cook - - #10789
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