Intermediate ~ Upcycling & Recycling using Mosaic

Ref: C2338358

During this course learners will be designing and creating mosaics using recycled or up-cycled materials. This could include broken crockery or old kitchen tiles to create the pattern of the mosaic. It could also include the base on which to put the mosaic. We will be specifically looking at the Pique-Assiette style and how to recreate this. Please note there are steep stairs leading to the workshop with no lift.

Course aim

To build on the foundations of the principles of making mosaics, specifically using recycled or discarded materials.

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:

  • Understand the suitability of recycled materials used for making mosaics and how to prepare them.
  • Be informed about international and local mosaic artists who use recycled materials.
  • Understand the mosaic term Pique-Assiette and be able to create a mosaic in this style.
  • Be able to cut and shape a variety of materials used to make mosaics.
  • Be able to source suitable materials to use for projects.

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 ~ Upcycling & Recycling using Mosaic


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