Beginners and Level 1 to Mosaic Making

In this eight-week course you will join artist Helen Miles and learn new mosaic making skills whilst refining your existing ones. During this course she will take you through two key mosaic making methods:

  • Part I (first six weeks) of the course will cover basic cutting, sticking and laying techniques and students will make their own mosaic on mesh – a versatile method suitable for any size or shape of mosaic and for indoors or outdoors.
  • Returning or Level 1 students will choose a personal project using the mesh method and get to work right away.
  • All students will use unglazed ceramic tiles and vitreous glass tiles for Part I
  • In Part II (last two weeks) all students will make a direct mosaic using the tile adhesive method which is suitable for making mosaics using found or recycled objects such as shells, pebbles, broken crockery etc.

Together the methods will give you lots of flexibility and confidence to tackle a variety of mosaics projects. All tools and mosaic supplies will be provided but students are welcome to bring in their own materials for Part II.

New beginners and returning students welcomed to this course

Dates: 18th April to 6th June 2018

Duration: 8 weeks

Time: Wednesday evening 6pm – 9pm

Class size: 8 max

Price: £220

Materials: Some materials are included in the course fee. If you wish to work with particular materials the tutor will advise where you can purchase. Students should bring;

  • An apron or old clothes
  • Sketchbook/notebook
  • Pens/pencil

Tutor: Helen Miles

Course Level: Those who are new to mosaic making and those who have some experience 

All bookings must be made online and payments must be made in full to guarantee a place. If you have an enquiry please email ams.courses@outoftheblue.org.uk or telephone 0743 629 2533 – we aim to get back to you within two working days.