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Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)

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

  • Polystyrene Carving

  • 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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