Mosaics Course for Beginners

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Learn to be creative with glass, with our glass art courses in Sydney.

In this Mosaic course, you will learn how to add colour and texture to a range of everyday objects using two different mosaic construction methods.

The indirect method is the traditional technique of drawing your design in reverse on paper, gluing the tiles face down with water-based glue on the paper and when the mosaic is complete using a tile adhesive to place the mosaic on your chosen object. You can choose your own design up to approximately 30cm x 30cm, with design details and size discussed with the tutor at the first class.

Then you will learn all about the direct method of gluing broken ceramic tiles directly onto the surface of a straight-sided terracotta pot.

In this course, you’ll take home two colourful mosaics, one from each method. You’ll also take home lifelong mosaic crafting skills to help you create beautiful artworks.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

  • understand the basic techniques involved in making mosaics
  • have learned about the versatility of materials and tools
  • applied the indirect and direct method of mosaic construction
  • take home two pieces decorated with colourful mosaics

Course content

  • An introduction to the history of mosaics
  • Health and Safety
  • Two construction methods – the direct and the indirect
  • Working with glass tiles and broked ceramics
  • How to design and plan your project
  • Draw your project in reverse
  • Cut and glue grout
  • The importance of directional lines and colour choices

Materials provided

  • Tiles for two projects (approximate dimensions: 30cm x 30cm and 15cm x 18cm x 18cm)
  • Glue and grout

Please bring to class

  • Safety glasses (needed on the first night)
  • Drawing pad and pencil
  • Project ideas and objects (not needed for the first night)

Other Information

  • Ideas for your project:

Indirect method: table mat, mirror frame, house number plate, garden wall panel, or similar. Please note tiles are provided to cover an area of 30cm x 30cm approximately.

Direct method: small square terracotta pot. Please note tiles are provided to cover an area of 15cm x 18cm x 18cm approximately.

  • Please wear closed-in shoes.

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Mosaics Course for Beginners

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$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Materials are provided and included in the course fee.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: How happy it left me at the end of the course. Relaxing and challenging at the same time.

  • said: A fun course. Great to learn a new skill and meet some lovely people.

  • said: The course was so informative and i loved every minute of it. Cynthia Turner is a wonderful teacher and made the experience highly educational and fun! Will definitely do another course at some stage.

  • said: It was a nice course. I would like to do it again! Thank you to the teacher Synthya Turner!

  • said: 5 Stars!

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