A Word about my courses.
Stained Glass Mosaics :
Most of my work involves using stained glass as the medium to create a Mosaic Project and in this course students learn how to design, cut and work with stained glass as the primary medium. At our studio we have a large selection of stained glass available and students can choose colours and transparent or opaque glass of their choice for their project. Also available are glass beads and ceramic tile which work well alongside stained glass in most projects.
Mixed Media Mosaics :
This method is sometimes known as Piqueassiette and comes from the French word which translated is: 'stolen from a plate' and alludes to the French practice of creating art from broken crockery. Vintage and broken crockery is used along with stained glass, beads, ceramic, found objects and even buttons and old jewellery to make something personal, quirky, vintage or just plain pretty.
This can include wall art, house signs, gazing balls, cement toadstools and vases. These are created using materials suitable for outdoors and personalised for each individual student.
Mosaic Stepping Stones can be made in two methods ie: the direct method which involves working directly on to an existing stepping stone or the indirect method which uses cement which is poured on top of your design and left to set. Both are very popular methods of creating unique garden art.
We have a large selection of everything needed to create stunning and unique mosaic art and students are encouraged to bring along pieces of their own if they wish ie: old tables, bowls, vases, pieces of jewellery and broken crockery.
We also emphasise the importance of each student's personal taste and allow for lots of flexibility (within reason) in our classes.
At Blue Sky Mosaics we offer more than just an exercise in creativity, we provide a relaxing and beautiful environment to work in and an opportunity to escape the daily rush. Each student is encouraged to work at their own pace with lots of individual tuition and to leave with a beautiful piece of unique Mosaic Art.
Barbara and Harry who came on a two day course pictured below with their Mosaic creations.
Mosaics Course in October with two couples and Fiona and Lorna. Everyone had a great time and created some very unique Mosaic pieces.
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Donna with her Seahorse which is made with stained glass, beads, Italian millefiori, ball bearings and mirrored glass. Amazing what you can achieve.
Pictured below is Jo who made this butterfly on a course
Below is Ro from Queensland Australia who came on a two day course. She made this mosaic tray as a present for a friend and she personalised it accordingly. Ro created an amazing representation of her friend's house in Mosaic form. She was very pleased with the result. Here are Ro's comments on the course:
'Ann is very flexible and able to encourage you to find the artistic direction that suits you while giving technical guidance.'
Debby Taylor came on a 'Fun Day Course' - here are her comments on the course: 'I had a great day, have done other courses and this was the most relaxed and enjoyable for me. Pitched exactly at the right level.
Heather with her mosaics made on a two day course. Here are her comments on the course: 'A great weekend, Ann & Will couldn't be more helpful. Can't wait to come back! Real therapy.
Tropical Flower stepping stone made at Blue Sky Mosaics
Mosaics Courses in Outdoor Stepping Stones happening this year with Blue Sky Mosaics. Make your own outdoor art to brighten your garden in wall art, planters and bunting. Unlimited design options and inspired ideas to create your own personal choice of garden art, customised to suit your own individual taste.
Caroline loves Marine life and chose to make a sea turtle on her first course, this is her project at the pre-grout stage.
This is Dermott and Sheena, husband and wife team who came on a two day mosaics course with Blue Sky Mosaics. Neither of them had done mosaics before and they were amazing students, they did amazingly well. They had a great time and here's what Sheena said about her class:
"Had a great couple of days with Ann and Will, excellent hosts and turors."
Carrie's Bee Table Top.
Pictured is Claire with her Mosaic Wall Art created on a two day course. This was Claire's first attempt at Mosaic and she is hooked! She loved the course and definitely 'found her bliss' in Mosaics.
Below is Alison who came on a two-day course and this was her first attempt at Mosaics. Here's what she said about the course:
"Had so much fun in a relaxed and happy atmosphere - I want to come back! And the food was lovely! "
Elaine with her finished Mosaic. Her comments on the course: A brilliant course in a beautiful setting, inspirational and healing. Well explained and demonstrated. Outstanding tutor, patient and helpful and I am very pleased with the end result. Highly recommend.