Our workshops have been developed to provide a quiet day of creativity and gentle tuition and we hope the feeling of going home with a desire to learn more.
This one day course aims to give a taster of the basic processes of mosaic making, ie sealing, cutting, laying, gluing, grouting.
You have the choice of one of the following base shapes:
• a large seahorse,
• a large gecko,
• a beautiful little tray with heart cut-out handles, or
• a rectangular plaque.
For the first part of the workshop Lis will explain the Direct Method of mosaicing and the processes involved. Following this, Lis will explain the various types of tile nippers and their uses and then get you to use them to learn how to cut different shapes out of different types of tesserae (unglazed and glazed ceramic, vitreous glass, stained glass, mirror, etc). Towards the end of the workshop Lis will give a grouting demonstration to show what you will need to do at home after the workshop (as you can only grout once all the glue is completely dry).
At the end of the class, you will take home your beautiful project, along with a bag of powdered grout and instructions, to enable you to finish your masterpiece at home glue is completely dry.
Please note that the base shapes are made of untreated MDF, so you will be able to paint them any colour you wish when you get home, to complement your mosaic design. Advice will be given on paints and sealants but please note these are not supplied.
The course focus is always on fun and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced mosaic artist.
Class size is limited so get in touch today to book your place
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials and use of tools are included in the course price.
Liquid refreshments will be provided throughout the day but we would ask you to bring your own lunch to the workshop. Alternatively, the class will be held at Created By Hand in the stables area of Strelley Hall, where you will also find the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe. So if you prefer, you can purchase delicious, freshly prepared food and drink at discounted prices.