Mosaics for the Home

Ref: C2342348

This is an opportunity to make something beautiful for your home. You might want to spend time perfecting an intricate work of art to hang on the wall, or create something that has a purpose like a mirror, a trivet, a small coffee table or a jewellery box...the choices are endless! As a group we will look at the work of contemporary mosaic artists and analyse different techniques and designs.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide you with the skills and resources to create decorative and/or functional mosaic pieces for your home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand the basic skills used for making mosaics, including the tools and how to use them, and the effects of the different materials.
  • Design and create the mosaic of your choice taking into account the environment in which it will be placed.
  • Be familiar with the work of contemporary mosaic artists.

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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
  • Materials are provided at a minimal cost, or students can bring their own. Often recycled materials can be used.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Mosaics for the Home

Enrolment 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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