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Introduction to Mosaics

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Art and design


Waingels Adult Centre,
Denmark Avenue, Woodley,
Reading, RG5 4RF

Create unique and beautiful pieces of mosaic art for your home!

This course is aimed at beginners but also suitable for those who have done mosaic before. Beginners will start with a small project to familiarise them with the techniques, tools and materials. More experienced students can work on their own project to create unique pieces guidance and support. 

The course will concentrate on the ‘direct’ method of mosaic, using MDF as a base for your piece of (indoor) artwork.  

You will complete your mosaic design by week 4, allowing time in week 5 to do grouting of your work. You will then be able to take your artwork home. 

There will be an additional cost for materials of approx £30.

Following this course, you could enrol onto a five- or ten-week mosaics course, or a one day workshop, which are available throughout the year.

What I'll learn

You will learn about mosaic patterns and design, different adhesives and how to cut the tiles safely using wheel nippers. There will be plenty of discussion and demonstrations throughout the course. 

You will have access to many beautiful glass and ceramic tiles and lots of sparkly extras to make your design stand out. 


How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • formal instruction
  • discussion
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.


Entry Requirements

You don’t need to bring anything with you for the first session, but if you have some images/ideas you would like to use for your mosaic, please feel free to bring it and we can adapt it for your artwork.  Please do not wear open-toed shoes.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.