Mosaics for Beginners

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Mosaics for Beginners

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/glass-art-classes-courses-sydney">Join</a> this Mosaics for Beginners course in Sydney and learn the timeless art of mosaics.</b></p><p>In this Mosaic course

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Materials are provided and included in the course fee.

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Course description

Join this Mosaics for Beginners course in Sydney and learn the timeless art of mosaics.

In this Mosaic course you will learn how to add colour and texture to a range of everyday objects with two different mosaic construction methods – the indirect method and the direct method.

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 chosed 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.

Each method uses different tiles which require different tools to cut them. It is planned that each student will make one completed piece of work for each method.

By the end of the course, you will take home two of your own colourful mosaics.

Course content
  • An introduction to the history of mosaics
  • Health and Safety
  • Two constuction 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
Learning 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
What we provide
  • 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 similiar. 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.
  • Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.*

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Sheraden said: I loved learning how to make mosaics and meeting new people!

  • Kerry said: 5 Stars!

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

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