Fantastic Mosaics!

Ref: C2341818

This course is currently full.
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You will be creating mosaics using the Direct Method. You will be shown how to use the cutting tools and materials and be encouraged to make your own designs or use inspiration from sources. You will be shown how to grout your finished piece.

Course aim

This mosaic course is an opportunity for beginners wanting to learn a new skill and for those with experience wishing to build on existing techniques.

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 and be able to use the cutting tools safely and which materials to use them on.
  • Understand the Direct Method when making mosaics.
  • Understand the term "Andermento" and know how to apply it to enhance mosaic designs.
  • Have designed, created and grouted a mosaic using the Direct Method.

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?

  • 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
  • All materials are provided to get started but many students enjoy collecting broken pottery or old beads etc to upcycle in their mosaic work.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Fantastic Mosaics!

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This course is currently full.
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Waiting List Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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