Create a mosaic mandala working with new and reclaimed mosaic materials. Learn cutting techniques with a range of tools and how to place the tiles to create rhythm and flow to your desired design.
Through creative mosaic activity, you will develop ideas, artistic inspiration, learn new skills and theory around the subject. You will explore how pattern, shape and the use a variety of materials influence your designs.
Practical tips will be given to boost and improve wellbeing and develop your creative confidence. You will be provided with an environment where you can flourish and your ideas can be realised.
On the final afternoon, you will grout and polish your piece ready to take home.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Julie Norburn is an established tutor with 25 years’ experience working with mosaic. It was through her painting and interest in colour and pattern, that moved her towards mosaic in the late 1980s. As a freelancer and with Art4Space, Julie has created work for numerous schools, housing estates, community centres and hospitals using ceramic and mosaic.
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