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Mosaic courses with Joy Sturgess, Scarborough, North Yorkshire


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Mosaic course with experienced artist tutor Joy Sturgess
Joy offers one and two day courses.
Fee for one day: £45
Fee for two days: £90

On the one day course you will be able to make a mosaic for indoors, for example a picture to hang up, coasters, a bee, seahorse, a sign for the bathroom or bedroom. You can work from your own design idea or I can help you come up with a design.

On a two day course you will have time to make a mosaic for indoors or outdoors. You could make a pair of a double sided sun catchers, a number or sign for your front door, an owl or dragonfly for the garden. You will be able to make a mixed media mosaic, and on a two day course you could also choose to learn the classical indirect method working in reverse on paper. This technique can be useful if you wish to work later on a larger project. For more information on the indirect method click visit Joy's website.

To create a two day course simply book any two days from the list of dates below. You will need to make a separate booking for each day.

On Joy's courses you will learn:
The direct or indirect method of mosaic making onto a durable surface.
How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
How to use mosaic tools
How to cut and lay mosaic tiles
How to apply basic techniques of andamento into your work.
How to grout and finalise your work.​

Please contact Joy if you have any questions.

Quotes from Joy's students:
'I have taken two courses with Joy and want to do more, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute..... Joy is so patient and helpful and has a lovely range of materials.'
'Joy is very knowledgeable..she is warm, kind and generous.
I would love to do another course'
'I made a plaque as an anniversary plaque for my husband- he loved it'
'I have taken two courses with Joy and have learned so much- Joy is very patient. I would like to come back and do a mosaic using mixed media'
It does not matter if you do not consider yourself 'arty', Joy can help you with any design and drawing required.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, equipment and tools are included. You will need to bring a packed lunch but tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the course fee (decaf options are available).
Full tuition and support throughout the process.
Possibility to talk through next steps and projects and any other related questions.
Small class numbers (max 4 people)
Refreshments are included (please bring lunch).

Joy can also offer bed and breakfast (one double room) for a student/couple who wish to attend her course and make the most of their visit to this stunning location close to Anne Bronte's grave, the harbour and both North and South Bay. Please let her know if you are interested in taking up this offer.


Joy Sturgess at Joy Sturgess Mosaics
33 St Mary's Walk
North Yorkshire
YO11 1RN
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  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners

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I chose this course after seeing Joy's work on her website and I enjoyed everything- cutting and shaping the tiles, learning how to show form in mosaic and how colour works. The teaching and support given were excellent.

In-person course
- - #14524

I learnt lots on this course- I like the idea of coming with my own idea and learning how to translate that idea into an achievable project- I made two small mosaic panels based on Shetland knitting patterns. The atmosphere was relaxed and I had a chance to ask about my specific interests and ideas, and to find out about other people's ideas. The course was an ideal length to complete a piece.

In-person course
- - #14523

I chose this course because Joy seemed passionate about mosaic and there weren't any other courses in the right area. The course was well managed and the task- to complete a mosaic to take home- was achievable. I made a lily mosaic and Joy helped me translate the picture I brought with me into a design. Joy is friendly and helpful and I would take a further course with her to increase my skills and experience in mosaic.

In-person course
- - #14299

This course was chosen for me by my daughter and was a great gift- I discovered that I have some artistic talent. I was very pleased with the mosaic I made which was an initial A in orange with a green background. I learnt how to use mosaic tools and all about the materials - Joy has a good range of colours and the studio is well set out. This was a most interesting and relaxing day - the time went too quickly!

In-person course
- - #13786

I chose this course because Scarborough is a nice place for a short break and because Joy offered an interesting course suitable for beginners. I learnt so much and made a great sign for my brother's toilet door. Joy created a relaxed and supportive environment and I had a really good day - I liked everything about this day and now want to go on and undertake a longer course over a couple of days. I would definitely recommend this course to other people.

In-person course
- - #13785

I made a door sign for my bathroom with a star fish design. I loved the relaxed easy going atmosphere and how informative Joy was - the course was a Christmas present from my sister and a great gift - it allowed me to discover another way of crafting and introduced me to mosaic.

In-person course
- - #13784

Joy is an amazing teacher,she put me at my ease,and help me design my mosaic which was a honey bee.
I learnt so much about the mosaic tiles and how to cut them,joy had a lovely select ion of materials and was very helpful, I would love to do another course in the future.

In-person course
- - #11717

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