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Workshops are now on hold for the next few months. As soon as I can arrange some more dates these will be annouced in the blog and via my newsletter. Occasional dates will be published as I arrange with people who have vouchers for these. 

 


 

1 Place on a 'Figures and Geometric Patterns in Roman Mosaics on March 1st!

This will be held in Bury St Edmund's click here to book

 


 

Day courses, normally 10am - 4.30pm In these workshops I supply everything you need, the price includes all materials and the use of whatever tools are needed. All you need to do is to bring something along for your lunch. 

The size of the mosaics depends on the pattern you choose but they are 21cm x 29.5cm ( 8 1/2" x 11 1/2") x or 30cm x 30cm (12" x 12")

 


 Figures and geometric patterns in Roman mosaics

(March 1st, 1 place available, see above)

One day workshop suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience £95.00 per person

One image that comes to mind when you think of Roman mosaics is the lifelike figures. Starting with some fairly simple examples you will learn the principles of this type of work. You will learn about The Rules and how they can be seen in every mosaic from ancient times, then you'll apply them in your own work. There are plenty of patterns to choose from and I will teach you the principles of this type of work so, if you wish you can continue to create accurate copies of Roman mosaics at home.

You also have the option of doing a geometric pattern using one of the tracing patterns I have. The choice includes borders and motifs.

10mm head of leopard deer fragment 1 - copy


 

Roman Geometric Mosaics - Using the Staff

One day workshop, suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience, £95.00 per person. Click here to book or for more details by email click here.

It doesn't matter if you have no experience or skill in geometry, mosaic work or Roman art, in the course of this workshop I will have you setting out a seemingly complex geometric mosaic and you will make no markings at all on your baseboard. You'll learn the use of the staff and you'll mark your own one out to use and to take home with you at the end of the day along with your mosaic. This is no novelty trick, it is the way myself and a number of others feel the Roman mosaicists worked. I will show you why and you will see the evidence in images of the original mosaics and then in your own work. 

 dodlg no guidelines  dolp  six strand guilloche corner no guidelines  six srtrand guilloche corner complete  

Above are some examples of more complexpatterns that I have done using the staff. The principles that I teach you are exactly the same as the ones i have used for these mosaics. 


 

Drawing geometric patterns from Roman mosaics 

1 day workshop, for complete beginners, no experience in geometry needed. £95.00 per person 

No mosaics are made in this workshop, instead I will teach you how to look at a geometric pattern from a Roman mosaic and then recreate it on paper. You learn to decipher the original, to break it down into pattern and geometry (these are two different things) and then to redraw it to the size you want. This is a completely unique system that I have developed over 14 years of looking these types of mosaics. You don't need any experience at all in geometry or maths, it is all explained in a very straight forward manner.

The drawings you produce are not just pretty pictures, they are accurate enough to make a mosaic from. I will show you how to avoid the mistakes and how to apply the system to patterns however complicated. All papers, pens and compasses are provided, you will just need to bring a notebook.

405806_10151558891244729_2097629250_n  a4 border 4 wave   Left, the type of drawing done to work out a border pattern.