Start Date: 13/10/2017
Location: Wild Tiles Studio, Cul Mor, Elphin, By Lairg, Sutherland IV274HH
Phone: 01854 666279
This three-day course will take you through the theory of all the mural-making considerations.
Moving on from creating a small mosaic panel or plaque to creating a mural for a wall in your house is quite a daunting step. There are so many issues to consider: preparation of the wall surface; choosing colours and design suitable to the location and scale of the project; creating internal patterns and areas of interest within the larger work and - most importantly - knowing how to plan the construction and installation so that you do not spend any more time than necessary on your knees or at the top of a set of ladders!
Either bring a scaled plan of your own project or you can work with an imaginary project that Jan will supply, either of which will allow you to 'test run' the process. Then you will try two different methods of creating small, detailed sections of mosaic which you can make in the studio and take home to transfer to the wall at home. Whilst making these, you will brush up and further refine your cutting skills. You will then make a test panel using the direct method, paying particular attention to creating the types of internal patterns and rhythms to be found in the work of most accomplished ancient and modern mosaic artists.
Before attending this more challenging course it is strongly recommended that you attend Mosaic for the First Time which is run at the same venue.
All materials for the work completed on the course are provided, though you will have to purchase the bulk of materials for the full project once you get home. The cost of the course also includes refreshments and a cooked vegetarian lunch each day.
This course will run 10am to 5pm from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October 2017.
For more information and details of how to book, please visit Wild Tiles.
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