A person is cutting an orange tile, surrounded by different coloured cut tiles

About Introduction to Mosaics

Welcome to the world of mosaics! This one-day course will show you the fundamental principles of mosaic making providing you with the knowledge and confidence to create your own mosaics at home.

What will you learn on this course?

It can be daunting starting a new hobby but this course will show you just how easy it is!

You will choose to make either:

  • A wreath
  • A small terracotta pot which can be used for indoors or outdoors
  • Or, a bird bath

The course will cover how to:

  • Use tile cutters to cut glass and ceramic tiles
  • Understand the different adhesives required for an indoor or outdoor mosaic
  • How to apply the correct adhesives
  • How to grout your finished mosaics
  • Understand what bases you can use for indoor/outdoor mosaics
  • Where to source your materials

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults 18+ years. This is a practical mosaic course aimed at beginners.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist but must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

You don’t need to bring anything as all materials are provided. You may choose to bring images of mosaic decorations for inspiration but I will have printed out images and examples for you to look at. You can bring a terracotta pot of your own choosing if there’s a particular shape that you like (make sure it’s not too big as it would be nice for you to complete it on one day).

Your mosaics need 24 hours to dry so your tutor will grout your mosaics and have them ready for you within 7 days. You will be notified by the Sales and Events team as soon as they are ready for collection. Alternatively, you will be supplied with the grout and a link to a video on how to grout your mosaics at home.

Who teaches this course?

Anne Tyson

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