Intermediate ~ Mosaics Incorporating Handmade Tiles

Ref: C2338357

Using previously created handmade ceramic tiles, learners will be encouraged to design and make a mosaic, therefore creating a truly unique piece of mosaic art. These tiles can be used in conjunction with a variety of other materials, such as glass tiles, ceramic and crockery. We will be looking at and discussing similar techniques by other mosaic artists. Please note, there is a steep flight of stairs leading to the workshop with no lift.

Course aim

This course aims to build on the foundations of mosaic making. Having previously created or using existing handmade tiles, learners will incorporate these in their own designs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Design a mosaic incorporating hand made ceramic tiles.
  • Know how to cut and shape a variety of materials used for making mosaics.
  • Research and discuss the work of other mosaic artists
  • Understand the differences in glazes used to decorate tiles.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Intermediate ~ Mosaics Incorporating Handmade Tiles


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