The art of mosaics has a long history dating back 5000 years, and despite swings in popularity its appeal has endured to this day and we still have many fine examples of historic mosaics thanks to the durability of the materials used.
Today we still follow the same methods to create mosaics, but we now have a huge variety of materials we can use – recycled materials, found objects, etc.
Who Is This Workshop For?
This workshop is for those with some prior knowledge who want to experiment with mosaics a bit more and design something a little more complex.
Please note this workshop is not suitable for children due to the sharp edges involved when cutting tiles and the tools used to cut the tiles.
You can choose to make either a small tea tray, a square mirror or several coasters in this workshop – all follow the same method!
We will start with a quick recap of the basics of cutting and nibbling using two types of tile nippers, before moving on to sealing, laying out and gluing our designs. The method we will be using is called the direct method (but don’t worry you don’t need to know anything about it prior to turning up to do it).
Towards the end of the workshop there will be a grouting demonstration to show you what you need to do at home after the workshop, as you can only grout your design once the glue is completely dry and transparent so sadly we can’t do this bit together.
What Should I Bring With Me?
Just bring yourself as you will have access to everything you need during the workshop in terms of equipment and materials.
You will also receive a buffet lunch with this workshop so please ensure you add any dietary requirements to your booking form.
What Do I Take Home?
You will take home your beautiful mosaic tea tray, coasters or mirror, along with a pot of grout and grouting instructions, to enable you to finish the masterpiece at home once the glue is completely dry.
Please note that the tray and mirror are untreated wood when you start your mosaic so you will be able to paint them any colour you choose when you get home to match your mosaic design (advice will be given on paint choice during workshop but paint is not supplied).