Mosaic For Beginners And Returners - two day course
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Mosaic For Beginners And Returners
Date: 14 January 2017 - 15 January 2017
Tutor: Anne Schwegmann-Fielding
Create your own mosaic using ceramic and glass tesserae along with a variety of recycled materials. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your own project under the guidance of experienced mosaic artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding.
Mosaic is a wonderfully versatile medium. Using a range of colours and materials, you can transform simple designs into beautiful mosaics which will last forever!
Over the two days you will be introduced to the varied art of mosaic. The course enables you to explore techniques and materials whilst making an individual piece of work. We will be working mainly with the direct method which is sticking tiles directly to the surface. The materials availabe are glass and ceramic tesserae, bathroom tiles, old china, buttons, mirror and other recycles materials, all in a range of colours from subtle to vibrant.
The weekend will provide all the basic techniques of cutting, laying and grouting. This will give you the skills needed to complete further and more ambitious projects at home! Personalise your work with any old bits of broken crockery or jewellery you can't bear to throw away. Embed them into the mosaic and keep them forever.
Panels will be provided but, if you have something you would like to mosaic, such as a tabletop, pot or mirror, you are welcome to bring these along. By the end of the weekend you will have completed a panel of between A4-A3 in size.
The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of mosaic who want to experiment further or try something a bit more ambitious.
There will be plenty of books to hand for design ideas, should you need them.
If you would like to discuss your requirements before the course, Anne can be contacted on 01206 870337.
Bring your own favourite broken crockery, buttons, shells, necklaces etc. to be incorporated onto small tables, mirrors, flowers pots, dishes.
Anne will provide coloured tesserae, grout and adhesive, and also small panels for you to decorate.
What to Bring
See above, plus strong shoes and warm socks, and warm clothing.
The workshop is made of straw bales and, once the room is heated up, it stays warm.
Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.
We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.
Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.
Assington Mill is half a mile from the nearest bus stop or 3 miles from Bures train station if you wish to travel by public transport.
To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.
For more information about accommodation and food please see above.
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Course Start DatesSaturday 13th January 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Disabled access
- Suitable for events & groups
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