Mosaics for beginners

Ashburton Arts Centre, Ashburton

Who is this course for?

Craft a Mosaic for your home or give as a gift to a loved one!

All abilities welcome.

Course content

1. Make a unique mosaic exploring colour, shape and texture.

2 Try out mosaic techniques and materials.

3. Work as part of a group and have a fun, creative time!

You will have a Mosaic to take away at the end of the course which demonstrates your skills in the use of mosaic materials, techniques and design.

Support and feedback

During the course your tutor will explain what you need to do, feedback on your progress and help you with anything that you find difficult.

Additional costs and requirements

All tools, glue, grout and some mosaic glass tile materials are provided and included in the cost of the course, but please bring your own:

Mosaic pieces, (or china plates to break up to make your own pieces).

Gloves to protect your hands.

Plastic glasses to protect your eyes.

A piece of wood/MDF, not larger than A4 size.

Picture examples of your favourite mosaic designs, either print outs or on your iPhone/iPad.

No experience is necessary.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Not necessary.

About the tutor

With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.

Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.

Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.

She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.

Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, and Adult and Community education.

Start date21 April 2020
End date21 April 2020
Start time10:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available