Teach Me… Mosaics

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Teach Me Mosaics

Teach me mosaics courses bring out the artist in you if you have never created before. If you are more experienced, we’ll help you develop style and techniques to improve your work.


MOSAIC 1 DAY WORKSHOP 


  • Places available: 6 per course
  • Course Duration: 1 Day
  • Cost: £65 per person per day
  • Age Range 10 yrs to adult
  • Level: Intermediate

Mosaics have never ceased to fascinate and engage many people across the ages.  Teach Me are now running a ONE DAY MOSAIC TASTER using the direct method of mosaics.  You will create a small sample piece which will be grouted by the end of the day.  You will also create a larger piece but this may need to be completed at home depending on the complexity of your design.  All boards, glue, tiles and tools are provided.  However, we will provide you with enough tiles and grout for you to finish if you run out of time during the day.  Mosaics are difficult to complete in one day as the adhesives need to dry completely.  You may wish to bring some broken china or other items to include in your work to add a personal touch. See booking page for course programme

EXAMPLE COURSE PROGRAMME:

  • 9.30– Introduction to Mosaics – learn about the tools, equipment and techniques you will be using during the course. The different methods –direct and indirect application, adhesives, backings etc. (on this course we will be using the direct method).
  • 10.00– Selecting your base piece and drawing out your design. Select your colours from mosaic tiles provided on the day.
  • 12.00– Lunch –  Buffet lunch & soft drink
  • 12.30– return to complete the first stage of your mosaic.
  • 2.00 – 2.10– Time for tea – short break to re charge and get a sugar rush with a nice cup of tea and biscuits.
  • 3.00– Back to the Terrassa! Get those tiles down.
  • 4.30 – Lets get messy!  Time to grout your sample piece.
  • 5.00– finish off and polish your sample piece.  Take away materials to complete your larger piece if not completed during the day.

 


MOSAIC 6 WEEK COURSE – STARTING ON 13 NOVEMBER 2018


  • Places available: 6 per course
  • Course Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Cost: £150
  • Age Range 10 yrs to adult
  • Level: Beginners +

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.

 


Location:

We are situated in New Romney within easy walking distance of the village.  Locally there are some excellent restaurants, the beach is appox 30 minutes walk – door to shore!  The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is also within walking distance for you to be able to take an excursion if you want to extend your stay prior or after the course.  Rye, Hastings and Canterbury are a short drive away and often have many local festivals or activities taking place.


Accommodation Available:

Enjoy a stay in our Seaside Themed 2 Bedroom Cabin

We have a comfortable self contained annex – Seaside Cabin with double bed and bunk beds. There is a kitchen, shower and separate toilet. Continental breakfast is included whilst attending the course.

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