Course overview

Enhance your mosaic making skills to a higher level. You will be learning from the ancients! Analysing and recreating elements of traditional masterpieces will help you understand the principles of cutting and laying used centuries ago. You will find that these techniques will be beneficial in your mosaic practice today. In addition, you will be encouraged to research contemporary styles of Andamento using less traditional materials and use your knowledge to create a unique design.

Course description

In this brand new course, the aim is to focus on Andamento, in other words, how the tiles are laid - and looking at the array of Opus styles- both ancient and modern. This is an opportunity to examine some traditional mosaic practices, as well as contemporary styles, and to learn from what the artists set out to achieve. Further to this you will be deepening your knowledge by understanding mosaic terminology, for example “Keystoning” This is the traditional way to create curves which today is invaluable when creating numbers for house signs. Transferable skills will be gained through this course such as IT skills for research, numeracy skills when transposing patterns and calculating costs, and social skills when interacting in the group setting, discussing and sharing feedback. You will be encouraged to push your own boundaries by reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses during the feedback sessions and setting your own goals. 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.

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.

What other support is available?

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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