Encaustic art is an ancient art form. Initially used to repair holes in Greek warships, beeswax became an exciting medium when mixed with pigment.
Your tutor, Debra, has worked with encaustic for over twenty years and is delighted to be able to offer this course at the teaching pod, in the grounds of her Isle of Man studio.
The studio is in the grounds of Ballabeg Farm. Part of a community of artists, Grenaby Studios...
This 6 week course is aimed at giving the beginner an introduction to the basics of kiln formed glass fusing but more importantly, offering creative therapeutic time with like minded people.
By the end of the course you will have created a range of glass items, whilst learning about CoE compatibility, art glass, frits, stringers, dichroic and more.
During the course you will have use of specialist equipment.
About materials and equipment, how to prepare...
A delightful way to spend a morning with like minded people.
If you have a particular outfit you wish to match, please bring colours so I can help guide you but apart from that - come as you are and I will show you how to create a beautiful mosaic pendant. You then get to make 2 pendants (or you can choose to make as a keyring as some people do)
You do not need...
This is a thoroughly delightful way to spend a day.
I will show you how to use recycled paper/card and how to use a template to create your own sizes and shapes of beads.
During the morning you will learn how to cut, roll, fix, embellish and varnish your beads.
Bring any inclusions you wish to add to your necklace/bracelet you will make with your paper beads, such as items from old jewellery or a...
This full day course will enable to beginner, or those with a modicum of mosaic experience, to create a mosaic using the more traditional methods as used by the Romans.
By the end of the day you will be able to:
Identify appropriate substrates and prepare such
Plan a simple mosaic design
Identify and use appropriately adhesive
Cut Smalti tesserae safely
Apply opus technique of tessellation
Please be prepared to laugh, learn and relax during...
I am extremely delighted to offer this indulgent 2 day course for those wishing to escape to the idyllic Isle of Man to learn how to mosaic.
This course is delivered at my working studio and is for 1:1 tuition only.
By the end of the course you will:
Be able to identify appropriate: substrates, tesserae, adhesives, grouts and installation spots.
Have created a direct method mosaic
Have created an indirect method mosaic