On this course you will learn to prepare bases, plan and design, and cut ceramic tiles and selected elements from old or broken decorative plates and cups, for assembling and making into mosaic wall pieces. Consider line, pattern, colour and texture. You will also learn how to grout and finish your work. The course will focus on using mixed and found ceramic material, (and some glass), to explore line, pattern, colour and texture within mosaic. Subject matter and sources of inspiration relating to faces will be suggested for your designs.
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)
"The course was excellent and very inspiring. I learnt such a
lot in one day, the tutor was excellent and so helpful. We were all
supplied with good quality equipment with which to work.
West Dean is also a beautiful place to enjoy your course, with excellent amenities, all very warm and inviting. All the staff were really helpful and friendly, which added to a great experience,and a lovely day."
Judy Woods, 2019
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.