Mosaic Courses for Autumn 2009

I am currently using a beautiful old primary school to run monthly courses. The school has been converted into a conference centre, but still retaining many of the features such as the school hall, which is large and light and perfect for running mosaic classes.
These are the dates of the courses:
September 12th and 13th
Indirect method

October 17th and 18th
Direct method

November 14th and 15th
Indirect method

The Corsley Centre

Deep Lane

Warminster

Wiltshire

UK

Times: 10am – 5pm each day
Fee for each course: £160 to include materials, use of tools, and lunch (all diets catered for)

If you would like to attend the the indirect workshops it is useful to have some experience, or had completed a beginners direct course. For both courses you will have the opportunity to complete an A4 piece of work of
your own design. On the direct course we start by making a coaster of a simple given design. This introduces you to cutting,shaping and placing the mosaic material. We use glass and ceramic mosaic tile and  stained glass.
If you would like to book a place contact me on  katerattray@hotmail.co.uk
Have a look at my website:  http://www.rattraymosaics.co.uk  and click courses

Here are some pictures of students work from the last course in August.

Fish by Val. This is Val’s first mosaic. I am  impressed by her use of different tones of blue and grey in the water, together with the “andamento” (direction the tiles are set) to give a sense of movement.

fish

Kingfisher by Mary. This is Mary’s first mosaic. She used a photo for the design. Although some of the colours of the kingfisher are close in tone to those of the background, it still works as a successful mosaic. This is partly due to the closer placing of the mosaic tile, and the contrasting darker tone of the beak which draws the eye into the picture to “see” the kingfisher.

kingfisher

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