Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)
Starting Thursday 2nd May for 8 weeks until 20th June 2019
For students with some prior art, craft or design experience.
A twenty hour course which will introduce you to basic techniques of
Applying a Cement Skin and considering the 3-dimensional form: creative andamento.
By the end of the course you will have made a unique sculpture of an animal (eg Tortoise, Bird or frog ) or a figure of your own choice.
Week by week outline
Week 1: Carving polystyrene
Welcome/Introduction to project
Planning 3D design, tools ,safety, demos, technique
Templates, Stitching, Sanding
Week 2: Cement application
Mixing consistency, application, layers, extra strength, curing
Looking at cement artists/mosaicists/gardens and sculptures
Week 3: Designing and planning
Planning your mosaic, defined areas, creative andamento
Drawing and sketching ideas in colour, defining areas
Estimating quantity of tiles and selecting materials
Looking closely at artists work in 3-dimension
Drawing onto sculpture
Weeks 4-7: Tile cutting, creating flow and adhesive consistency
Mixing adhesive: safety and consistency, working time
Tile cutting,safety, andamento laying techniques and options
Size of tesserae and interstices
Looking at each others work.
Common mistakes and best practice
Week 8: Grouting and finishing
Grout consistency: 3d application techniques and cleaning
Group appraisal and comments.
Tutor: Chevre Mehmet
Chevre is an experienced and versatile mosaic tutor, who has a established her practice in sculptural mosaic. She has taught at various levels of art and design adult education in London. She holds a BA in Textiles/Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. Chevre is also a piano teacher and has an interest in sustainability of our natural environment.
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