Join us in the Zantium Studio for five blissful days of mosaic! Open to both beginners and the more experienced, this course offers a great choice of projects and techniques. Try your hand at different styles using a range of beautiful materials from cut tesserae to pebbles. The possibilities are endless – table tops, splash backs, terracotta pots and paving slabs.
Throughout the week there will be slide shows, talks and demonstrations. Peter will offer design and technical advice to the group or on a one to one basis. Tackle one large project or several smaller ones to experiment with different methods and materials.
“Thank you once again, for the most enjoyable time I had on your course. As ever, the tuition (and food!) were superb. ” C. M. (York)
Tutor: Peter Massey – MA (RCA)
Peter and Alison are the founders of Zantium Studios, a creative partnership specialising in mosaic. Their activities include designing, making and teaching. Their work has appeared in various publications, RHS shows and has been featured on Channel 4 TV. Their book “A Beginners Guide to Mosaic” has become a Search Press Classic.
Graduating from The Royal College of Art in 1994, Peter originally worked as an illustrator for clients such as Ladybird Books, Dorling Kindersley and The Natural History Museum. He developed a strong interest in mosaic and Zantium was established in 1998.
“Many, many thanks for the opportunity to learn tips and techniques in such lovely surroundings and with such a warm welcome.” I.M. (Chepstow)
A tempting selection of quality glass and ceramic tesserae will be available. Depending on the project, the price is typically around £18 per square foot of mosaic. This includes base board, adhesive, most mosaic tile ranges and grout. We also stock embellishments such as beads, glass globules and mirror.
All tools and equipment are provided. You will be required to wear safety glasses/goggles when you, or others, are cutting tiles.
Note: This materials charge is in addition to the course fee
Timings & Refreshments
Start time: Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.30am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
Summer Schools: Please note that the Wednesday afternoon is untutored time, leaving you free to explore the local area or continue working in the studio if you wish. A packed lunch will be provided on this day to eat in or take away with you.
5 day workshop: £395 (includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments)
An additional materials fee applies.
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