Primrose Mosaics: Beginners/ Intermediate Glass Mosaic Worskshop
Hanging Garden Pendant & Flying Bug Swindon, Wiltshire
If you are new to mosaics and glass cutting…no worries! This workshop is ideal for you.
In the morning, I will be teaching you all the techniques you need to get started using glass to mosaic with. Once you have practised the basics, you will create your own unique design and hand craft yourself a beautiful hanging garden pendant (25cm x 5cm), using coloured glass and other tesserae of your choice, adhered to a clear perspex base.
In the afternoon, we will progress onto developing your skills to plan and execute a more challenging project. You will be given a choice of perspex bases: a butterfly, bee or dragonfly, which will come ready cut and drilled. We will be looking at design processes and practise cutting more challenging shapes.
On day 2, you will be taught to grout your projects. Everything you make on this workshop will be weather resistant, so can be hung outside to brighten your garden all year round.
Cost includes all tuition, use of tools and materials.
Please bring your own lunch.
Class Size: Max 6 people
Day 1 am Tutorial- You will learn:
How to cut, nip, shape and grind glass safely, using different tools for different effects
About the different types of glass and how they react with light
Which weather resistant materials are suitable for outside use
How to lay tesserae (mosaic pieces)
How to glue the tesserae to the substrate to avoid grout bleed
Day 1 pm Tutorial- You will learn:
To explore ways to plan a more complex project.
Tips and techniques for cutting more challenging glass shapes.
How to edge your mosaic for a professional finish.
To execute your design, with individual help and advice as needed.
Day 2 Tutorial – You will learn
How to mix and apply grout and clean your piece (alternatively, you can take the grout and instruction sheet home for a DIY approach)
How to display your pieces. (Hanging your pendant and attaching your bug to a pole)