Explore new ways to expand your work. Subjects covered include
working with texture, scale, flow and spacing, cutting and laying
styles, using mixed materials and cement-based adhesive. You will
work on your own project with individual attention and lots of
group discussions and lectures.
The goal of the class is to offer an elevated sense of what mosaic is about, offering a new way to think about one's work and the knowledge to push to the next level. Special emphasis will be made on personal expression and developing one's individual style. The class specifically covers working with texture, scale, andamento and spacing; achieving effects through varied cutting and laying styles and/or mixed materials, working direct using cement-based adhesive.
You produce a mosaic using a variety of techniques/materials. There is extensive inquiry into cutting techniques, varied materials and laying styles; essentially broadening the student's skill-set. There are also varied discussions about design, the complexity of working with more than one material, spacing, andamento, reflectivity and more.
Possible materials include glass, unglazed ceramic, found objects, mineral specimens, beads, stone and fossils. Plan to bring your materials with you. There will be a limited selection of materials available for purchase.
Techniques: working direct in cement-based adhesive and possibly using that as another element in the mosaic or to build dimensional areas. In order to fully benefit from the workshop, it is vital to have some experience of the techniques and subject matter.
You work on your own project with lots of individual attention, dealing with issues that relate to your work. However, you are all invited into the discussions so there is a high level of learning from each other's specific situations. Additionally there are group discussions and lectures on a variety of topics including design considerations when using multiple materials, cutting techniques, etc. A group review at the end focuses on problems solved and lessons learned.
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, 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)