Mosaics for Outside

Ref: C2339391

There are specific materials that can be used in mosaic that are suitable for the British climate, but it's knowing what they are! You will have the opportunity to discuss what is suitable and what to avoid if you want your work to survive the winter. On this short course you can choose from a range of garden projects, a house number, a pebble stepping stone, a design on mesh to put on a wall or an ornament - these are just a selection.

Additional information about this course

Learn how to create a landscape using glass, china, pottery and other materials. You will be encouraged to use photographs, drawings and other imagery as inspiration to design your own composition. For the experienced or the beginner, all welcome.

Course aim

This course will enable you to identify materials and techniques suitable for use in mosaics located outside. In this short course you will choose from a range of mosaic projects for the garden.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Please note that this course is in an upstairs room with no lift.

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

  • Understand what materials are suitable for mosaics in the garden.
  • Know about a variety of different mosaic projects that are suitable for outside.
  • create a mosaic of my choice to locate outside.
  • to know how to safely use the mosaic tools and materials.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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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Mosaics for Outside


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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