Mosaics

COURSE OUTLINE:

Mosaics were popular with the Romans, and are designs created from small pieces of glass or ceramics, often called ‘tesserae’. The course provides the opportunity to produce a large mosaic bowl or mosaic plant pot, using a range of coloured tesserae and more unusual materials, and grouted to finish off the work.

The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

 

COURSE PROGRAMME:

Session 1:  Observe demonstration of cutting and fixing tesserae; draw design onto bowl or plant pot; select and shape tesserae and other materials required for final piece;

Session 2: Begin fixing pieces to bowl or pot

Session 3: Complete fixing pieces into position; finish off using grout of a complementary or contrasting colour

 

MATERIALS INCLUDED: Choice of coloured glass and ceramic tesserae, recycled crockery, pebbles, glass nuggets, shells; ceramic bowl or terracotta plant pot; coloured grout; use of all necessary tools and equipment

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Please bring any drawings of designs or ideas you might wish to use, if you have them. Aprons provided, but old clothes also recommended. Please bring a packed lunch