|Mosaics and glass fusing - All levels||DV1033||Thursday
How will this course benefit me?
The course is for learners who are interested in mosaics and fusing and wish to acquire basic fusing skills and the necessary skills for designing and making mosaic panels.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements other than being an absolute beginner and having an interest and enthusiasm for the subject.
What will I learn?
This course will introduce you to the necessary skills and techniques needed for designing and making mosaics and incorporating fused glass elements. By the end of the course you will have fabricated mosaics, incorporating fused glass tesserae of your own making.
You will learn to:
Develop your own designs for mosaic and fusing
Cut a variety of mosaic materials
Lay opus vermiculatum and opus sectile
How to cut glass
The different effects possible from using glass frits, stringers and inclusions.
The principle of compatibility in relation to fusing grouting and finishing
Adhere to health & safety guidelines (understanding and following health and safety guidelines and good practices are essential aspects of the course).
How will the course be delivered?
A variety of teaching methods will be used, including lectures and presentations, demonstrations and practical applications, group and one-to-one tuition. You will make samples, experimenting with different materials and techniques. You will then apply these skills and techniques to the fabrication of mosaic panels.
How will my learning be assessed?
An initial assessment at the beginning of the course will establish your starting point, iincluding skills,related experience, confidence and preferred learning styles. It will also give your tutor an indication of your personal objectives. At each stage, your tutor will be observe and discuss with you your progress, making suggestions as to how to improve your skills and achieve your objectives. At the end of the course, an assessment and review of your overall progress and achievement will take place and will be recorded on the individual learning plan.
What are the extra costs?
Workshop clothes or apron
Small paint brush
A collection of small lidded pots in which to keep your frits
£15 materials cost - this will include a starter pack of fusing materials and a basic range of mosaic materials. Additional materials will be available for purchase from the class tutor.
What can I progress to next?
You can continue to develop your skills and knowledge by attending similar courses at the Institute or at other colleges. A ‘What Next’ leaflet can be obtained from your tutor.
Health and Safety requirements?
Learners will need to follow the tutor’s instructions on the use of tools and equipment.
You should NOT wear open shoes
Workshop clothes or apron should be worn