Teach me has developed a range of evening classes which will enable learners to undertake their projects at a slower but more intensive level of learning.
The first course is Stained Glass which takes place on Mondays from 7 – 9pm. You can join the class at any point and either work on one of our designs or one of your own. By working through the project over a number of weeks, it does not matter if you miss a week, tuition on your project will be at your pace. During the course you will learn to paint on glass, etch using acid, make a leaded panel and make a small piece using the copper foil technique.
All equipment and materials are provided as well as lots of tea and coffee! The course fees of £20.00 per session (2 hours) is payable weekly, so you don’t pay if you are away.
Our second evening class offer is drawing and acrylic painting which will take place from 6.00 – 8.00pm on Thursday evenings. The course will invite students to experiment in using different techniques, media and subject matter covering, landscape, abstract and portrait painting. At the end of the course you will be able to select your favourite pieces to create a calendar, cards or prints.
As in our other evening class equipment and materials, including paints and canvases are provided as well as tea, coffee and biscuits!
The course fees of £20.00 per session (2 hours) is payable weekly, so you don’t pay if you are away.
MOSAIC 6 WEEK COURSE – STARTING ON 13 NOVEMBER 2018
Mosaics 6 week Course 6.30 – 8.30pm Tuesdays (days/dates may change but advance warning will be given). £140.00 for 6 week course or £120.00 if paid in advance. Students can arrive 10 minutes before the class starts to prepare and collect tools.
Over this course of 6 weeks you will learn a wide range of mosaic skills. What glue to use, what backing to use, is the mosaic for internal or external display? Is the surface you want to mosaic flat or uneven? Stepping stones, garden ornaments, mosaic on wood, stone, glass and more. Everything you ever wanted to know and learn about mosaics will be included in this course. Course is suitable for adults. Children aged 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please see booking page for course programme
Week 1: A bit of history and the different kinds of mosaic tiles. Cutting tiles using the different tools and create a small sample mosaic using the direct method. Gain confidence with the skills required. What glues to use. Drawing up a bigger design and how to make your mosaic stand out.
Week 2: Getting to grips with grout! Grouting up your sample piece. Adding colour to grout and how it makes a difference. Working on your main design, selecting your backing, glue and tiles. Demonstration of the indirect methods – creating a small sample piece.
Week 3: Grouting up sample piece Demonstration on using china, mugs, etc., adding embellishments and how not to lose them! Continue with main piece of work.
Week 4: Grout up sample piece. Demonstration using glass on glass or mirror. Continue with main design. Mosaic on stones and pebbles.
Week 5: finish off main piece of work, grout up sample piece. Creating a stepping stone for the garden.
Week 6: Grouting up main piece, grouting up stepping stone, polish and How to hang and display your work.