Mosaic for Mindfulness

Ref: C2421257

This course offers an opportunity to create and learn about the fascinating traditional art of mosaic-making. You will learn techniques such as laying and cutting tiles, using specific tools and transferring images to board. You will also be able to experiment with different tile medium to suit your personal style and interest. By the end of the course you will have completed and grouted an individual piece to take home.

Additional information about this course

Funded by RBKC. You must be over 55 to attend the Masbro Elders Project. Please enrol before the course by phone or online.

Course aim

This course provides an introduction to mosaic making, now a popular form of therapeutic and mindful creative practice. By applying specific techniques from designing to grouting, you will be able to create a unique artwork to take 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:

  • Apply basic mosaic techniques to create a personal design
  • Use specific cutting tools for Mosaic making and have some understanding about substrates (Surfaces) and adhesives
  • Complete a personal design using basic knowledge of colour theory and tile layout (andamento)
  • Gain awareness of the therapeutic benefits of creative activity using mosaic medium

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A drawing or photograph of a design you may want to create or be inspired by.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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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Mosaic for Mindfulness

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This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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

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