Introduction to Mosaic – October

Join Joanna Kessel of Edinburgh Mosaic Studio for her new Introduction to Mosaic workshop. 

17 Oct - 18 Oct 2020


Organised by:
Joanna Kessel www.joannakessel.co.uk
Adult £185 including all materials Learn more
Glass Lab Edinburgh
17 North Leith Sands
Opening Times:
Fri10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat10:00am - 4:00pm

Come on your own or with a friend to enjoy a sociable weekend learning a new skill whilst making a mosaic mirror and abstract landscape mosaic. Your mosaics could become festive presents for friends and loved ones – a unique, handmade gift may be more pertinent than ever this year!

Day 1 will include Joanna Kessel's usual introduction to the basics of cutting and laying mosaic, good work practice, information about materials and suppliers etc. During the afternoon students will put these new skills into practice and create a small mosaic mirror using stained and vitreous glass and porcelain mosaic. Designs will be provided with colour palettes inspired by Bernat Klein’s woven fabrics, alternatively students could create a simple, unique design of their own.

Day 2 will build on the mosaic skills already acquired and introduce students to the joys of working with reclaimed ceramics. Students will be led through simple step-by-step stages to create a miniature landscape inspired by the shapes and textures of autumn fields, the material qualities and the potential of mosaic as an expressive, creative medium. If you have any small items that tell a story, that you wish to incorporate, please feel free to bring materials along – sea glass, crockery, pottery etc.

Small tray frames will be available to buy from studio stocks.

This workshop is aimed at complete beginners. If spaces are available and others with experience wish to join these activities you would be welcome.

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