Monthly Archives: January 2014

Roman Mosaic Masterclass with Lawrence Payne, £85


Fish out of Water

Fish out of Water

Saturday 1st March 10.00am – 4.00pm

Chorlton Central Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester

“Roman Mosaics” masterclass with LAWRENCE PAYNE at Chorlton Central Community Centre, Chorlton, Manchester.

This workshop will cover both figural and geometric mosaics including the principles used in both forms. All the work will be done using pre cut marble and other hard stones from which you will cut shapes with nippers. (All tools provided)

Taken from and example seen in Ravenna, Italy. You can also see this pattern in The Church of The Nativity, Bethlehem.

Taken from and example seen in Ravenna, Italy. You can also see this pattern in The Church of The Nativity, Bethlehem.

The price includes all materials plus a laminated crib card of The Rules and refreshments.

Suitable for complete beginners, intermediates and those with more experience looking for expert guidance in developing their technique to a higher level. Understand the principles of how ancient Roman mosaics were designed and created, get familiar with the ‘Roman Rules’ and have a go yourself in this informative and practical session under Lawrence’s supervision.

You will learn how to speed up and maintain momentum in your approach to mosaic, at whatever level you are currently working. There’s always a lively and friendly atmosphere at these workshops too.

BOOK HERE: ROMAN MOSAIC WORKSHOP

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January Sales at MakeMosaicTrace’s Online Shop!!!


I’ve decided to keep up with the (other) giants of commerce and have a JANUARY sale!!!

 

MOSAIC STEPPING STONE KITS – reduced from £34 to £28 for the whole of January!!!

DRAGONFLY Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

DRAGONFLY Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

Dragonfly Mosaic Stepping Stone being cast in the plastic mould

Dragonfly Mosaic Stepping Stone being cast in the plastic mould

There’s a new design in the collection – the Blue Tit designed by Rosalind Wigley, at 11 years old, the Special Edition SHEEP (reduced from £40 to £36 – its a larger format stepping stone) as well as the original collection that you can see here:

Available designs for the Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

Available designs for the Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

In addition to the pre-measured materials, equipment and detailed instructions included in the kit that make this process so accessible, you can watch a demo video on Youtube to see how the consistency of the mixes should look etc. Its great fun, as you can see from these Y2 youngsters having a go:

Making Mosaic Stepping Stones

Making Mosaic Stepping Stones

Also in my January sale, you can pick up any design in the collection of wall mosaic kits at the unique January price of £20!!

Bakewell Tart Mosaic Kit

Bakewell Tart Mosaic Kit

The current collection has 8 designs to choose from. The mosaics that you can make with them are 17cm x 17cm, which is the same format that I used to make these two mosaics:

Fresh as a Daisy

Fresh as a Daisy

Rubro oculo Mancunian operarius - Red-eyed Mancunian Worker (bee

Rubro oculo Mancunian operarius – Red-eyed Mancunian Worker (bee)

So, what are you waiting for? NOW is the time to get started!!!!