I teach mixed media mosaic workshops for all ages. I am based in Bristol and can travel throughout Somerset and Gloucestershire. I can come to your school, organisation or company premises to deliver a workshop. Workshops can be be custom designed on request, including group workshops and one-to-ones.
Who are the workshops for?
Workshops are from anyone from ages 8 upwards, whether a complete beginner or if someone with experience. I can custom design workshops for your organisation, whether a school or youth group, or for company employees, or you can choose from the sample workshops …..download more details here.
Benefits of Aliyahgator Mixed Media Mosaic Workshop
Working on making a mosaic gives you an opportunity to practice many creative skills in addition to the practical skills of designing and drawing, and the manual skills of cutting and laying the tiles. You will find yourself practising the skill of focus, and also discovering multiple other ways of seeing the world when you look over your shoulder and see how other students are approaching the task. Group projects are also very good for developing trust and teamwork.
3 hours Taster Workshop
The 3 hour taster workshop includes instruction on the following: where to look for inspiration for your mosaic design, how to draw up a clear design for your mosaic, and the basic tools that you need to cut the tiles. Participants will also be shown different methods of cutting and laying the tiles and will be able to make a small mosaic picture to take home with them. A shorter 2 hour workshop is available for kids.
Full Day Workshop
The full day workshop lasts from 10am to 3.30pm with a break of half an hour for lunch. The workshop includes instruction on the following: a brief history of mosaics, where to look for inspiration for your mosaic design, how to draw up a clear design for your mosaic, and the basic tools that you need to cut the tiles. Participants will be shown different methods of cutting and laying the tiles. They will be able to make a small mosaic picture during the morning, and will then be shown how to grout it during the afternoon.
Adhesive Cement Workshop
This workshop can either be 3 hours, or a full day workshop and uses adhesive cement instead of grout. A basic design is drawn out on a blank and students experiment with different tesserae placement until they are happy with the layout. At this stage they can start placing the tesserae in the wet cement, and watch the mosaic start to develop organically.
Other workshops are currently in the process of being developed …please sign up to my newsletter here or check back for further updates.
You can see testimonials from some of my clients on the testimonials page.
You can watch a video of one of my mosaic sculpture workshops in action here …