Mosaic for beginners and returners
Create your own mosaic using ceramic and glass tesserae along with a variety of recycled materials. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your own project under the guidance of experienced mosaic artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding. (Click on her name above to see more about her.)
Mosaic is a wonderfully versatile medium. Using a range of colours and materials, you can transform simple designs into beautiful mosaics which will last forever!
Over the two days you will be introduced to the varied art of mosaic. The course enables you to explore techniques and materials whilst making an individual piece of work. We will be working mainly with the direct method which is sticking tiles directly to the surface. The materials availabe are glass and ceramic tesserae, bathroom tiles, old china, buttons, mirror and other recycles materials, all in a range of colours from subtle to vibrant.
The weekend will provide all the basic techniques of cutting, laying and grouting. This will give you the skills needed to complete further and more ambitious projects at home! Personalise your work with any old bits of broken crockery or jewellery you can't bear to throw away. Embed them into the mosaic and keep them forever.
Panels will be provided but, if you have something you would like to mosaic, such as a tabletop, pot or mirror, you are welcome to bring these along. By the end of the weekend you will have completed a panel of between A4-A3 in size.
The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of mosaic who want to experiment further or try something a bit more ambitious.
There will be plenty of books to hand for design ideas, should you need them.
COMMENTS FROM PAST STUDENTS
Another fab course with Anne, plus delicious lunches and cakes. The perfect weekend. Sue A
Great! Learnt a lot and loved every minute. Jan
Loved it, only wish I’d had either a finished piece or the expectation that it wouldn’t be finished. Will definitely recommend Assington. Jacqui
4th time – most enjoyable. Gill P
Back for my 4th mosaic course which should say what I think of both the course and Assington! Be back next year I hope.
I had a lovely weekend and will be back next year.
Amazing venue, lovely staff. Teaching high standard, learned new skills in a lovely environment. Beverley P
Fabulous welcome and venue. A great opportunity to learn a new craft. Such good fun, thank you.
My idea of a really brilliant holiday! I’m also staying at a splendid B&B. What more could you ask for a package holiday! Cathy T
Thank you for a lovely experience.
Fantastic course. Many thanks, Sheena C.
This is the highlight of my year! Thank you. Meg
Already looking forward to next year! Cathy
Absolutely loved it. Anne was inspiring, friendly, helpful, kind … everything we need to have fun and be creative! Naomi
Fourth return as love both the venue and the teacher/course. Friendly, encouraging, easy going – but you learn.
What to Bring
See above, plus strong shoes and warm socks, and warm clothing.
The workshop is made of strawbales and, once the room is heated up, it stays warm.
Bring your own favourite brocken crockery, buttons, shells, necklaces etc. to be incorporated onto small tables, mirrors, flowers pots, dishes.
Anne will provide coloured tesserae, grout and adhesive, and also small panels for you to decorate.