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Mosaic study of Van Gogh in china, crockery and ceramics (Weekend)

Weekend Mosaic study of Van Gogh in china, crockery and ceramics

Sat 27th and Sun 28th July 10am-5pm

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with china, crockery and ceramics, using nippers.

A chance to explore the techniques of mosaic-making with broken china and ceramics whilst studying one of the world’s greatest artists. Programmed to run this summer at a time when Tate Britain will exhibit some of Van Gogh’s best-known paintings and will focus on how Britain inspired him and in turn Britain’s fascination with Van Gogh: Link to the exhibition.

You will make a 305 mm (12”) square mosaic using the direct method in the style of Van Gogh’s work, looking at his unique techniques. A wide range of materials will be available for you to choose from, including patterned china, crockery and glazed ceramic tiles. Demonstrations will be given at every stage by the tutor.

You will learn how to design a good mosaic, how to break down the 3-D materials to create the 2-D look you want using hand-held tile nippers, glues and grouts onto a wooden base – all materials included.

This weekend course will introduce beginners to the art of mosaic-making and teach you enough to continue on small projects at home afterwards. More ambitious projects can be achieved on other courses at the school.

Tutor: Helen Goodman

Helen Goodman is a freelance mosaic artist of 20 years and fully qualified teacher, running large community projects on the Isle of Wight and specialising in the use of china. Coming from a background in pattern and website design, she has a BA in Graphics from the University of Portsmouth.

Helen has her own mosaics business and runs courses for the local authorities on the island, as well as private courses and is currently working towards solo exhibitions and open studio events.

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