Mosaic an objet d'art

Online South

Who is this course for?

This course may suit you if you have some experience of accessing the internet, going online and have an interest in learning about your own creativity and wellbeing. This course is for beginners and those who would like to refresh their mosaic skills.

This is a short interactive online live course aimed at building your skills and knowledge of the course theme and an understanding of how creative activity can improve your wellbeing. The course includes practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.

Course content

You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment online class using an online video platform called Zoom (an online digital video tool). You will be accompanied in your virtual class with other learners who will be joining the online session. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course. Where physical activity is part of the course you will complete a short health and safety questionnaire prior to the start of the course.

Enjoy learning the basics of how to create a beautiful mosaic objet d’art. Try some basic mosaic techniques. Practise these techniques to build your confidence. Create personal mosaic designs which you can develop further in your own time. Please bring along two examples of your favourite mosaic designs. Printouts or images on your phone/iPad would be useful.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face and written feedback on your progress and suggestions on how to progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.

Please save your old broken plates, cups, pots, tiles, gravel, decorative stones along with other decorative trinkets such as shells and any other available found objects.

Also, you will need a hammer, an old towel or blanket, a pair of plastic eye protectors, a pair of household gloves, old cloths, a thin nib permanent marker pen, an old spoon and knife and a sketchbook and pencil.

Please find a suitable base for your mosaic:

This could be a piece of wood, a chopping board or a ceramic plant pot saucer, or a slate tile, or a stone paver, or you could use an old ceramic dish. Whatever you choose, your base surface will need to be big enough to allow for your design and be made of a sufficiently weatherproof material if displaying outside.

Tub of P.V.A glue.

Tub of ready mixed Tile grout.

Pieces of cardboard.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Your tutor will give you some ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.

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, Adult and Community education.

Start date24 Nov 2020
End date24 Nov 2020
Start time13:00
End time15:00
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