55,433 TUTOR: Karen Wones
Are you inspired by colour and design, but somewhat terrified of art? In this introductory mosaic course, you will choose an image and learn how to design and make it into a beautiful piece of art for your home. Various images and example mosaics will be available to inspire you. The tutor will also provide all tools and materials, including beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. You will be amazed at what you can produce. However, be warned, mosaic making can be addictive!
I don't expect students to bring anything with them - just be keen to learn and make something lovely!
Day 1 - I will provide mosaics and pictures to inspire you - but if there is an image you particularly like, you can bring it with you and we can work on converting it into a mosaic. I will provide all the wood bases, beautiful glass and ceramic tiles, adhesive and cutting tools.
Day 2 & 3 - continue to work on your project - learning different shaping and cutting styles.
Day 4 - completion of your first piece of mosaic work in preparation for grouting (start another smaller mosaic/mosaic decoration if time allows).
Day 5 - Grouting - is a very satisfying part of the process. It's not that messy but don't wear your best white outfit! I will provide aprons.
You will be able to take your mosaic home on the last day. Just be aware that it will be suitable for indoors only.
Come and have fun but be warned … mosaic is quite addictive!
Karen has been producing stunning mosaics since 2006. She has been commissioned to mosaic the logos and badges of national organisations, sports clubs and schools.
Her passion though is the teaching of mosaic art. Her fun approach sees her students (even those who don't believe they have any artistic ability) complete beautiful mosaics.
She teaches one-to-one or small groups from her studio at home in Devon. She also works with colleges and schools to pass on the skills of mosaic. Many schools now have one of Karen's large mosaics on their wall - designed with the help of pupils and then produced with the participation of pupils, teachers and parents. Her college work includes running courses on a 'health and wellbeing' project - where the relaxing nature of the art provides a valuable form of therapy.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM