Two session course
A chance to explore the techniques of mosaic-making with broken china and ceramics whilst studying one of the world’s greatest artists. This course coincides with an exhibition of Van Gogh's work at Tate Britain, which not only focuses on how Britain inspired the artist but how there's a fascination with Van Gogh in Britain.
You will make a 305 mm (12”) square mosaic using the direct method in the style of Van Gogh’s work, looking at his unique techniques. A wide range of materials will be available for you to choose from, including patterned china, crockery and glazed ceramic tiles. Demonstrations will be given at every stage by the tutor.
You will learn how to design a good mosaic, how to break down the 3-D materials to create the 2-D look you want using hand-held tile nippers, glues and grouts onto a wooden base – all materials included.
This weekend course will introduce beginners to the art of mosaic-making and teach you enough to continue on small projects at home afterwards. More ambitious projects can be achieved on other courses at the school.
About your tutor: Helen Goodman
Helen Goodman is a freelance mosaic artist of 20 years and fully qualified teacher, running large community projects on the Isle of Wight and specialising in the use of china. Coming from a background in pattern and website design, she has a BA in Graphics from the University of Portsmouth.
Helen has her own mosaics business and runs courses for the local authorities on the island, as well as private courses and is currently working towards solo exhibitions and open studio events.
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About your host, London School of Mosaic
London School of Mosaic is a small independent art school specialising in mosaic art. The school has over 14 years of experience in teaching mosaic art and offers a vast range of unique short courses to suit all levels (i.e. from beginners to advanced). The school also delivers a degree and diploma in Mosaic Studies for those wishing to take their skills to a professional level.
The tutors are second to none and have received training from world-class institutions including the world-renowned Spilimbergo mosaic school.
Materials are provided. You may want to bring some of your own broken china and crockery to use in your mosaic. Think about a design idea, which can be based on a painting of Van Gogh or any subject-matter that you want to interpret in a Van Gogh style.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.