Course overview

Discover the wonderful world of mosaics! This course allows you as a beginner to gain confidence in your skills as you are initially led through projects. There will be techniques, methods, and materials to explore as well as designs and styles. As a group we will look at examples of contemporary mosaic artists that create and inspire so to learn and build on this knowledge for your own practice. The beauty of mosaic is that it can be an art form in its own right but also can be used to decorate practical and useful pieces such a mirrors, planters and table trivets. The possibilities are endless!

Course description

The aim for this Beginners Mosaic course is to gain basic knowledge and skills in this creative art form. You will be guided as to how to use the various tools and encouraged to explore some of the effects that the materials can offer in mosaic, be it glass tesserae or upcycled pottery. You will create mosaics using the Direct Method and, if time, begin exploring other methods. As confidence progresses, you will be encouraged to design your own mosaics using research skills to help develop individuality. You will take part in group discussions during which you will reflect on your work and offer feedback on others'.

All equipment is provided, or you can bring your own. Most students will need to purchase some materials from the tutor at cost price; depending on the project this might include china, glass, bases, adhesive and grout, etc. Aprons are provided or you can bring your own.

On completion of this course, you can progress to an intermediate level craft course, maths, English or digital skills courses.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

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All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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