Creating with Mosaics

432,433 TUTOR: Anya Burzec

Mosaics are an ancient form of art decoration. During this course you will learn how to design and create your own mosaics, using them to create and decorate items such as treasure boxes, mirrors and jewellery - all of which you can take home with you at the end of the course.

3 AM
AM course
4 PM
PM course

Course Notes

During this course, you will discover the art of crafting bespoke mosaics. We will cover the design, process and materials and you will make a mosaic to take home. There will be examples of my work on display to inspire you with a choice of materials to allow you to make something special for your home. You will be working with materials such as vintage crockery, shiny glass, millefiori and jewellery.

You are welcome to bring pieces such as plates or jewellery which inspire you or which you would like to incorporate into your mosaic.

There will also be the possibility to create mosaic jewellery such as a pendant, ring or brooch in many different shapes.

Day 1: Introduction to different materials, adhesives, cutting techniques, suitability indoor/outdoor, colours, grout lines, design of mosaic (including techniques of how to listen to yourself and open your mind to create your own meaning of a mosaic). Start creating your mosaic.

Day 2: Continuing to create your mosaic.

Day 3: Continuing to create your mosaic.

Day 4: Some students will be finishing their mosaic; others can create mosaic jewellery or small shapes.

Day 5: Introduction to grouting techniques, different types of grout. Students will learn how to finish off their mosaic (paint, hooks). On this day, all students should finish and grout their piece/pieces.

Course Tutor

Anya Burzec

About Anya


Anya is an established mosaic artist working in and around Dorset and the Cotswolds. As well as producing a constant stream of gallery and bespoke creations, she frequently shares her skills by working as a community artist with children in local schools and with disadvantaged adults.

Her past studies in environmental engineering and passion for the environment greatly impact on her work, which makes extensive and deliberate use of recycled material, from wood off-cuts to broken crockery. This approach is greatly encouraged in her public workshops where participants are invited to bring found or broken objects to include in their art.

In addition to her mosaic work, Anya has also developed a reputation as a creator of bespoke items of jewellery.


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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM