Mosaics for Beginners

$128 Limited inc GST / $115
Mosaics for Beginners

<p>In this fun short course you will learn the basics of the wonderful art of mosaics. With all materials provided including a generous and colourful ‘Mosaic Buffet’ to select from. You’ll create your

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In this fun short course you will learn the basics of the wonderful art of mosaics. With all materials provided including a generous and colourful ‘Mosaic Buffet’ to select from. You’ll create your own unique textured artwork or a functional item such as a mirror or trivet for your kitchen.


Note: Please wear closed toed shoes and old clothes, aprons will be provided but messy art materials can take on a mind of their own! All materials and tools required for completing a mosaic will be provided. Small Mosaic Project Kits will be available for purchase or order to try out your new found skills at home.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction and the history of mosaics and examples of contemporary mosaic art.
  • Explanation and class demonstrations of both the indirect and direct method of mosaics. (The direct method will be used in the class)
  • Choosing your design from inspiration supplied in class – no drawing skills necessary.
  • Learn the basics of colour theory to help you create your own colour palette
  • Choose your tiles and materials from the generous and varied ‘Mosaic Buffet’!
  • Learn gluing and grouting.
  • Discuss mosaic ideas for up-cycling.
  • Final discussion of skills learnt and how they can be applied to making more mosaics for the house and garden, or as gifts.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic techniques of mosaic art.
  2. Understand the basic principles of colour
  3. Understand how to translate ideas into finished mosaic art / functional items.
  4. Understand how to use adhesives and grout
  5. Learn skills to apply at home to simple projects, including ideas for up-cycling.
  6. Take home your own unique creation.


MATERIALS LIST

  • A clean (and empty) ice cream or large yoghurt tub for your grout.
  • Any small items you may like to personalise your creation with eg: costume jewellery, buttons, pretty saucers etc – This is optional.