Make a Mosaic Abstract: One Day Introduction Workshop
Saturday November 11, 2023
This one day mosaic abstract workshop will explore different mosaic materials which can easily be salvaged or collected to make beautiful abstract pieces. Whether it’s pebbles and shells, broken pottery, bolts and washers, Scottish slate, beach glass, bottle tops, beads, single use plastics, or even organic elements like nuts and seeds, we will delve into the fascinating world of mosaic materials.
We will begin with a brief overview of mosaics and take a look at the various methods, approaches and possibilities of the medium before focusing on found and salvaged materials. We will be using the direct tile adhesive method and you will learn the various cutting techniques needed to make your own mosaics including using the hammer and hardie before considering design ideas and getting stuck in.
The idea is to play and experiment and there will be the opportunity to make a number of small mosaics or one larger one.
You will get a through understand of the techniques needed to create your own mosaics, but I have called this an introduction workshop because there is a lot to cover in one day. If you are interested in having more time to explore this medium, then please consider my weekend workshop: https://helenmilesmosaics.org/product/mosaic-abstract-workshop/
What’s included: A selection of mosaic materials, bases of various sizes, adhesives and course notes.
What to bring: Mosaic materials that you would like to include in your work. An apron or big shirt – it’s messy work! – and a shallow box to take your work home.