Next Workshop 20th April 2019
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Day courses, normally 10am - 4pm 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
One day workshop suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience £115.00 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.
Roman Geometric Mosaics - Using the Staff
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.
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
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