Introduction to Mosaics Weekend
Intensive Mosaic Workshop
Come and try your hand at making a mosaic wall plaque!
Working with a pre-made form you will learn to trace the patterns onto glass, before learning to cut and refine the pieces with a grinder. You will also use glass tiles to create accents and learn how to use mosaic cutters to shape them. Participants will then use the direct method to create a mosaic.
Once dried participants will grout and then finally learn to clean their mosaics ready to take home. It will need to be stored inside for 1-2 weeks while the grout cures, then it can be displayed outside
The class will run in two sessions to allow for drying time between processes;
Session 1: 10:30am- 3:30pm Saturday (includes break for lunch with catering provided)
Session 2: 10:30am - 12.30 or until project is finished on Sunday (some participants may finish their projects earlier)
Lunch will be provided on the first day using all local organic produce and catered for any dietary requirements you may have. We also provide you with a divine treat on the second day and tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the course. We anticipate that participants will be completed in time to check out one of our great local cafes for a late lunch on Sunday.
This class is run in Studio 1, Leadlight By Ettore. Leadlight By Ettore is a multi-generational family glass arts business who specialize in leadlight windows, fused and slumped glass, and mosaics. The studio teaches terms and ad hoc glass arts classes as well as completing new commissions and repairs.
- Learn the basics of direct method mosaics
- Gain skills in cutting and breaking glass using a variety of different tools
- Learn the different supplies that are required to create a mosaic
- Your handmade Wall Plaque
- Get a solid basis in mosaics to allow you to create on your own
- Lunch and afternoon snack provided on first day, and coffee throughout
- Everything is Supplied - Including Lunch on Day One
All participants MUST wear closed toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. Loose flowing clothing is not recommended in the studio and participants are reminded that while aprons are provided it is recommend to wear clothing they do not mind getting dirty.
Beginner Class - No Experience Necessary - Ages 16+
Cancellation of session booking within 7 days of the workshop start date will forfeit the full workshop fee. If cancelled by the participant between 7 - 21 days before the workshop a 50% deposit will not be refunded. At management discretion participants may be transferred to another workshop or session.
If a workshop is cancelled by The Old Auction House due to insufficient enrollments, participants will be given the choice between a full refund or can transfer to a replacement workshop. Notification of cancellation of workshops will be at least 2 days before the workshop starts.
Please ensure that all dress code guidelines and age restrictions are carefully followed as management will not allow incorrectly attired participants to have access to the studio spaces at The Old Auction House which may result in any fees being forfeited. Please note that even when visiting the studios these dress codes will still apply.