MOSAIC 6 WEEK COURSE – STARTING ON 13 NOVEMBER 2018
Mosaics 6 week Course Day and afternoon 12.30 – 2.30pm 6.30 – 8.30pm Tuesdays (days/dates may change but advance warning will be given). £150.00 for 6 week course. 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
EXAMPLE 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.
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