MOSAIC ART COURSES in Wales
Learn the art of mosaic in a professional studio in the beautiful Berwyn Mountains of North Wales.
Set in a peaceful, creative and stimulating environment we offer weekend and 1-5 day practical courses, or made to measure courses to suit your requirements.
You will be taught by Tricia Jones a successful and experienced mosaic artist trained in Ravenna, Italy.
All levels of ability welcome. Everything included, just bring along ideas for your mosaic design and lots of enthusiasm. Accommodation available at Bod Erw, an Edwardian country house, with delicious food in a friendly, home from home atmosphere.
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for Schools, Youth and Community Groups
In the workshops held on your premises I would:
- introduce the art of mosaic by displaying examples of my own mosaics, my portfolio of my own and past students' work and books and brochures on the subject;
- demonstrate how to design and lay out a mosaic, the techniques of mosaic making with specific terminology, tile cutting and shaping through the correct use of tools;
- discuss appropriate adhesive materials to use;
- demonstrate grouting and polishing of the finished mosaic;
- on completion, give a brief critique of the students’ finished mosaic/s.
The length of time for a mosaic workshop would depend on the size of the project, whether it is using the “direct” or “indirect” method, and the number of participants i.e. a series of three or four 2-3 hour sessions to produce a small, individual piece of mosaic art (approximately 10” x 12”) for the students to take home, to several months' work on a large exterior wall mural involving the whole group. Sessions can be tailored to suit the client.
Learn how to construct a “ROMAN” mosaic slab using the “indirect” method: a traditional technique of initially laying the mosaic “upside down” onto paper within a wooden frame then backfilling with concrete. This method is suitable for outdoor garden mosaics.
I have found a productive group should be no more than eight to ten enthusiastic participants (young people in the age range from 10 to 18 years). Students need not necessarily be good at drawing as a piece of mosaic art can be accomplished by anyone with an interest in learning this ancient art form.
I charge an hourly rate which includes all materials (bought-in mosaic tile such as vitreous glass or smalti , specialist adhesives and/or grouts for some projects are extra and these costs will be discussed beforehand), plus travel expenses. I provide all necessary safety and protective equipment, mosaic making tools and learning resources for the duration of the workshops. Access to water and electricity is required on site. The work space will be left tidy and clean after the workshops.
Grant assistance is sometimes available for some community art-based projects and I would be happy to source the relevant information and assist with form-filling and completion.
I hold a CRB Enhanced Disclosure Certificate and my business has £5 million third party public liability insurance.