Making Mosaics (Adult Workshop suitable for 16 years+) Sat 27th April
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About The Event
The earliest known mosaics were found in a Mesopotamian temple dating back to the 3rd millennium BC. Made up of ivory, seashells, and stones, these decorative, abstract pieces laid the groundwork for mosaics made thousands of years later in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Mixed media was often used, ceramic and stone being the most common but coloured glass added to the colour palette available to ancient artists.
This informal workshop will start by looking at examples of mosaics, their function, purpose and beauty as works of art. We will look at few locally discovered Roman mosaic fragments and have a go at reassembling some pieces in a sand tray. It is an opportunity to relax, learn and to have the time and space to be creative. No previous artistic experience is necessary, and if you do have experience, please be prepared to be nudged for guidance.
The idea of this workshop is to provide some background information on the subject of mosaics and to consider how to create your own. Basic materials (2cm and 1cm squared tesserae cubes) in natural colours (stone, terracotta, green and white) will be provided along with a 30x20cm 'backboard' on which to construct your design (and tea/coffee and biscuits!). The tesserae pieces have been hand made (therefore some irregularities in size will exist) to provide a more authentic look to your piece.
Please feel free to bring along your own materials and designs as we will have the afternoon to spread out and be quietly creative. The time and space is yours.
Any questions, do no hesitate to contact me.
Places Limited to 15
Duration: The Anotinette Centre and outdoor space will be available for you between 10am until 4pm.
*Meet and greet from 10 am.
*Informal discussion and visual examples of mosaics, function, purpose, construction techniques and handling locally excavated pieces until 12am.
*The afternoon is yours to create, read, learn question...
Age Guide: 16 years +
- Making Mosaics 16yrs +£23£230£0