New course for 2021.
This 'course in a box' comes with detailed conjunction with online tuition. It provides everything you need to make a mosaic at home, (with the exception of your nippers). The tutor, Anne Cardwell, an experienced mosaic artist, has been delivering mosaic courses since 2002 and online since 2018. (To find out more about Anne as a teacher visit GOLD 'course reviews' on this website).
The kit provides colourful hand painted tiles and a ceramic design (in this instance a duck), along with various *colourways of manufactured matt ceramic tiles. (Either blue or orange).
Online videos provide detailed information about mosaic making (setting you up for more ambitious future projects), showing the easy process of how to cut tiles using nippers - about sticking and placing tiles and then the entire project is documented - from laying the first tile to grouting the finished masterpiece. A downloadable written instruction is also available for easy reference. A code to access the lesson will be emailed immediately purchase, the kit will be posted - postage to UK only. .
Additional zoom consultancy lessons can be purchased to help future ideas become reality. (£25 per hour).
Each course comes with a discount voucher for my website.
Of wheeled nippers, Leponitt are the preferred brand, approx £30 - (they do cut ceramic as well as glass). Others are Vitrex and Fitools, £22. Order from Ebay, Amazon or email to add to your order.
You should also wear goggles (not included) .
Don't forget the ceramics are hand painted and fired, therefore may vary a little from the illustration. (Only in a good way!)
Buying this kit is your gateway to a lifetime of hours of sticking and nipping, mosaic is pleasantly addictive partly because of the wonderful materials and also because it is just amazing watching your picture emerge piece by piece, it's very easy to start and very hard to put down, just one more row... just another - Relaxing, mesmerising, useful and fun!
Finished mosaic measures 150 x 150mm on a board with a depth of 4mm.
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES with supervision. (I would recommend secondary school age upwards.)
Suitable for placing indoors only. (For placing outdoors use a waterproof base, eg tile, metal, plastic, glass, slate - the ceramic pieces and tiles are completely waterproof and frost resistant).
*NB Due to Brexit there some supply issues from Europe - which might mean a change of colour in the manufactured tiles.
All of my online courses come with a 20% discount voucher for my website.
Included - your choice of hand painted ceramic, hand painted edging tiles, matt ceramic tiles, adhesive, grout, mixer, mask, gloves.
A code will be sent to give access to the course immediately, kits are posted - cost covers UK only, but if you are located elsewhere, please message me.
Not included, nippers, googles.
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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My experience with Anne was in her online class. She was so organized and easy to follow. I live in the States so I hope she does more online classes.
Thank you, Anne.
Response from Making Mosaics:In the pipeline..... thanks for your nice comment. Anne.
Anne’s course is a beautiful gateway towards developing and enhancing a new skill. Her lessons online are very patient, descriptive, easy to follow and suitable for both beginners and those who are looking to learn more. Every lesson is crafted in a good sequence, providing details of suppliers and material.
One of the best things I like about Anne is her involvement with her students and responding to the queries in a very short time. Not only does she respond to what is asked but also guides and encourages. This made me feel valued and inclusive as she is very much part of your development. I really learned a lot from her ‘cutting techniques’. Finally, If I hadn’t come across Anne’s course, lockdown would have turned into a nightmare! Thank you Anne! 😊
Response from Making Mosaics:Oh Sneha - thanks so much, it's been lovely 'meeting' all you guys, without mosaic lockdown would have been a nightmare, I'm so lucky I moved my studio back to my home 2 years ago or I would have been stranded without my 'stuff'. Thanks for taking the time to comment and I'm so glad mosaic has enhanced your life.
Anne is an absolutely amazing teacher! I am a relative beginner. I only started doing mosaics just last year, but hadn't done any in several months, so I needed a refresher. Anne's style is perfect for beginners and seasoned artists alike. She is personable, gives clear instructions, and she is incredibly talented! I have watched many YouTube videos on various aspects of making mosaics, but none even approach the accessibility and professionalism of Anne's courses. I am a very visual learner, so the ability to watch a segment, pause the video, try the technique myself, and watch again if I need to is key. Anne encourages learners to develop their own styles, which I greatly appreciate. The only thing I can imagine that would be better than her online classes is being in her studio! Maybe someday. In the meantime, my thanks to Anne for giving me just the encouragement I needed in these difficult times!
Response from Making Mosaics:Thank you so much, it's really fantastic to hear I'm doing it right - you were a beginner at a mosaic I was a beginner at making lessons - I've improved and Im sure you have too - thank you for your encouragement. Yes times have been difficult and i think I couldn't get through it without making something every day to lift my spirits, i hope others feel that too. x
I really enjoyed this course because I learned so much. I have since paid for another course of yours and will no doubt sign up for more.
Response from Making Mosaics:THANK YOU Dolores - working on it!
I knew of Anne Cardwell having done a one day course a few years ago which I thoroughly enjoyed but never going any further whilst working full time. When I realised Anne did online courses I didn't hesitate to join. I am so glad I did as the course has been brilliant, easy to understand, informative and seeing other people's projects, has been inspiring. There are so many things I want to make - I've always loved mosaics and I know now I've found a hobby I should have continued with 10 years ago. Thank you Anne, you are a brilliant teacher.
Response from Making Mosaics:Thank you so much Julie - I thought teaching online would be impersonal but I've interacted with old friends/students and loved hearing how you are all getting along. I never tire of making mosaics, I had to make it into a job!!
Thank you Anne, for making your courses available online at this time. I first attended 2 of your courses in person many years ago and LOVED everything to the extent that I got my own tools and tiles and I was off, making my own designs and exploring different styles! However over time, I did less and less mosaicing and felt I had forgotten what I had learned, and lost confidence. Lockdown brought me back to your classes, this time online, and I am off again, with new skills, fresh ideas, and a renewed enthusiasm for this amazing and absorbing form of art. Your videos are SO clear and helpful (very skillful teaching) and you have responded to my queries so quickly. Thank you again.
Response from Making Mosaics:Hi Reni, great to hear you are back in the fold... and I hope you are enjoying experimenting with my new tiles which you collected contact free from my front garden! Anne
Loved this course. Was a real boon during lockdown. Clear concise guidance and with a lovely sense of calm. Really enjoyed the videos and everything was accessible and reasonable to find material wise. 😊
Response from Making Mosaics:Thanks Audrey!
I am so glad I found this website - I am a complete beginner to the world of mosaic art and found the instructions clear & concise. Anne’s teaching method is excellent, she is very skilled and imparts her knowledge in a friendly and easy to understand format. The absolute best online mosaic site I have found - have recommended it to many. Thank you so much Anne!
Response from Making Mosaics:Thank you so much Alison. Kind words.
Learning with Anne Cardwell has enabled me to create some mosaic pieces that look great, even as a beginner. She has a very encouraging teaching style, makes everything very accessible and achievable.
Response from Making Mosaics:Thanks Dr Gilly!!
Anne is a lovely teacher and explains the methods clearly. She has skillfully created and offered a great online course which answers many of the questions that people ask and wonder about. If you are new to mosaic or have some experience there is something to learn in her classes. I recommend them highly and I look forward to the next one.
Response from Making Mosaics:Thank you - I hope to answer the questions before people have even asked them! It took so long to learn all this stuff pre internet, which has made mosaic such an accessible art form - it even used to be quite hard to get hold of materials. Yes more courses coming Claire.... thanks for your interest and review.
Mosaicing is a great hobby and Anne is an excellent teacher with a warm and friendly manner. She takes you through the process in a clear and easy-to-follow way and you’ll soon pick up the basic skills you need to start making your very own works of art! The materials you can choose to work with are gorgeous (Anne makes her own lovely tiles as well). But be warned - mosaicing is addictive!
Response from Making Mosaics:As you have discovered to your great COST Sue!! - but you have now made many lovely mosaics, keep posting them online! Thx for the review.
I took Anne's course just before the lockdown started. It was so great to have her videos and instructions. I have had a great time making variations of her designs and I have learned a lot. A great teacher and the videos are such good reference!
Response from Making Mosaics:Thanks Cathy - seems like a long time ago already! Glad you are continuing to make and referring to the course. There's lots of ideas on there for more projects.
Anne's courses have introduced me to the amazing world of mosaic art. Her guidance is clear and detailed giving you all the information you need to get started and progress with this wonderful form of art. The lessons are easy to follow and its great to be able to review the online lessons whenever you want. Thank you Anne.
Response from Making Mosaics:Thank you Heather - yes and you can download them and print them out too for easy reference. Thanks for the review. Hope you are keeping well!
Being a complete beginner at mosaics I was looking for a course that would teach me the basics and also help me on the journey. Well wow, Anne has certainly done that with the clear, concise, educational online courses with just the most informative videos. I have learnt so much and i am not ashamed to say, I am now a mosaic addict. Thank you so much Anne for your guidance and sharing your expertise.
Response from Making Mosaics:I did give a clear warning this could be addictive! Happy you enjoyed it and thanks for the great review.
Loved having Anne’s videos while home on quarantine. They are easy to follow with very straight forward instructions. Lots of fun projects and great information . Thank you Anne!!!
Response from Making Mosaics:That is the idea - straightforward, once you have the basic skills you can go on and discover your own mosaic style. Good luck and thanks for the review.
Easy to follow instructions and loads of advice and help. Love the time lapse videos. Inspirational. Thank you Anne
Response from Making Mosaics:Thanks Diane - I hope you are enjoying your new mosaic tiles too!
Anne has introduced me to the wonderful charming universe of mosaics and I am forever hooked. I've learned a lot of things from her courses, she is such a knowledgeable person, yet so kind and willing to teach complete novices the secrets of making lovely mosaics. She has such a sweet way of permanently encouraging you and making you believe that yes, you can make it! Thank you, Anne, you are the best!
Response from Making Mosaics:Wow, thats a nice accolade! I think when you dissect any process and lay out the component parts - it is not such a secret, just taking it step by step. I hope you go on to make many wonderful things and hopefully when this is all over you might get along to a local class.