How to Make a Mosaic Stepping Stone

Ref: C2343591

You will be taken through a step by step guide as to the equipment needed and the process of making a simple mosaic stepping stone. Demonstrations will be given showing the indirect mosaic method, necessary for a flat surface. You will be able to make your own mosaic stepping stone in your own time.

Course aim

Online Taster Session: How to make a Mosaic Stepping Stone.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Explain the process of making a mosaic stepping stone
  • Show how to cut the materials using tile nippers
  • Describe the indirect method of making a mosaic
  • Recall how to make and apply the concrete to create the stepping stone

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • For this short taster session, there will be demonstrations and discussion time to enable you to make your own mosaic stepping stone in your own time.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • For the demonstration bring a pen and paper to take notes. To enable you to make the mosaic stepping stone in your own time you will need: brown parcel paper, tile nippers (or hammer), PVA glue, a mould such as a plastic plant pot saucer, broken china, tiles, etc, ready mixed concrete.

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
  • Progress to the Garden Mosaics course to run in the autumn term.

Download full course information sheet

How to Make a Mosaic Stepping Stone

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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