Two day mosaic course with Joy Sturgess in Scarborough, North Yorkshire
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About the Course
Two day mosaic course
Mosaic course in the indirect (reverse) method with experienced mosaic artist Joy Sturgess.
On this two day course you will learn the classical indirect (reverse) method of making a mosaic, laying tiles initially on paper upside down using a weak adhesive, and then turning the completed mosaic onto a durable surface. You will make a mosaic which can go outside or indoors. On this course you will learn the following steps:
The indirect method of mosaic making onto paper
How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
How to use mosaic making tools
How to cut and lay mosaic tiles
How to apply basic principles of andamento (movement) to your work.
How to turn your mosaic onto a base with cement based adhesive
Grouting and cleaning your mosaic.
Joy will support you throughout the process, and you will have opportunities to talk about next steps and future projects during the two days.
This course is suitable for mosaic novices or those wishing to extend their practice. You will complete a small mosaic (20cm x 20cm maximum) to take home.
It does not matter if you do not consider yourself 'arty', Joy can help you with any design and drawing required.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your 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 6 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.
I really enjoyed my two day mosaic course with Joy. Joy was knowledgable, kind and generous with her sharing of knowledge and experience, as well as her willingness to assist. Although I had worked with mosaic in the direct method, the indirect method was really interesting to learn and a very different approach to the way I was used to working. I highly recommend spending time with Joy making mosaics, it is such a relaxing, therapeutic, and enjoyable way to spend the day.
Heather Robinson - - #11467
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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