Mosaic mirror frame with Joanna Veevers

Mosaics

Ref: S1D12276

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About this course

Learn how to select, cut, arrange and fix ceramic and glass fragments to create a mosaic surround for a mirror.

Course Description

Learn how to cut, arrange and fix ceramic and glass material to a square base to create a mosaic surround for a mirror. You will be encouraged to allow the materials selected to help inform your mosaic design by considering the arrangement of colour, surface quality and pattern, line and texture.

You will be provided with a square format mirror and larger board as your material starting point for designing and making a mosaic surround to frame the mirror. You will be taught how to cut ceramic and glass mosaic tiles, as well as select parts from decorative china that you might like to include. The tutor will discuss with you approaches to planning and constructing your mosaic and possible arrangements of materials to achieve your outcome. You will learn how to fix ceramic and glass material to the base. There will be a grouting demonstration for you to follow later when your mosaics are fully fixed. Grout will be available for you to take away.

You will be encouraged to allow the materials selected to help inform your mosaic design by considering the arrangement of colour, surface quality and pattern, line and texture. It will primarily be the materials and the process that will be your inspiration, more than any suggested subject or pictorial references.

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Included

  • All materials in the course fee are provided, including: mirror glass, MDF base, adhesive, ceramic and glass tiles, and selected materials for making the mosaic surrounds for one complete piece.

What students need to bring

  • You may wish to bring material to include in your mosaics, e.g. china plates with interesting patterns and borders, china cup handles and found fragments of pottery from beaches or river banks.
  • Aprons
  • Packaging to take mosaic mirror home
  • A lidded container to take grout home
  • Covered footwear (essential)

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • General art supplies
  • Available from tutor:
  • Additional materials for exceptional quantity or more exotic materials can be purchased from the tutor.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toed shoes or sandals.

Tutors

Joanna Veevers

Joanna tutors with a focus on surface qualities and 2 dimensional design. She trained initially in Printed Textile Design at Manchester and then in Ceramics at The Royal College of Art. She has 30 years of teaching experience in colleges, universities, schools, museums and galleries. Joanna is a long standing member of Contemporary Applied Arts.

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