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“Mosaic is the Art of piecing Life Together”

                                  Bonni -Jayne

 

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Mosaic Tables, Tops, Floors,

 Walls, Murals, Pots, Pillars,

Bathrooms and Kitchen
Tops in any different sizes or
shapes to your requirement

Bars & Restaurants & Cooperates & Theme

 

Mosaic is an art of being in touch with Nature. It is the Art of Stones, Marble, Glass, Wood, Clay and everything that Mother Nature can offer. Mosaic is an Art associated more with Antiquity than with the Modern Age. Mosaic started due to the human need of understanding and Transferring Divine Nature into a living Art.

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Bonni-Jayne

Cell 084 333 7590

E-mail: ziad@perankhgroup.com

 

Mosaic is an art of being in touch with Nature. It is the Art of Stones, Marble, Glass, Wood, Clay and everything that Mother Nature can offer. Mosaic is an Art associated more with Antiquity than with the Modern Age. Mosaic started due to the human need of understanding and Transferring Divine Nature into a living Art.

Beginners Mosaic Workshop

This course concentrates on the developments and their relationship to the movement in the mainstream of Painting and Sculpture. As well as describing Modern Mosaic and other work that has relevance to Mosaic Design, the Course also contains all the technical information needed to make your own Mosaics following a series of step-by-sep projects & work shops.

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

 

Mosaic is one of the oldest-known decorative arts. Floor mosaics in which broken bowls of different colors were used as tiles are known to have been created in Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C. Greek have provided evidence of mosaic designs created from pre-cut tiles dating back to the Fourth Century B.C.

 

 

 

Mosaic from Alexandria, late third century AD

 

 

Long ago a single mosaic work was done by an entire group of artists, each of whom had a specific task: the creative artist made the drawing on papyrus, the wall painter transferred the sketch to the wall or floor, and a team of mosaic workers applied the tiles. The glue base was lime and sand mixed with water. Another layer of pulverized lime went on top, and the tiles were inserted into the mixture.

Mosaics first decorated the houses of the wealthy, public baths and municipal buildings and then, later, in more modest abodes. In Byzantine-Christian times, Rome embraced the mosaic technique from the Middle East, and the walls and ceilings of its churches were made to shine with millions of tiny gold tiles.

 

Nevertheless, with the development of painting in the 14th century the interest in mosaic suffered and slowly technical knowledge was lost and also the idea to use it as a form of decoration. All that was left were the little mosaic designs that showed religious themes and were icons made with pieces so small that you could not tell whether it was a mosaic or a painting. From the end of the eighteenth century neoclassic culture rediscovered mosaic, not as a wall decoration but rather as a way to embellish furniture or make jewellery.

 

        

 

Mosaic became the subject of architects again on walls and floors at the end of the nineteenth century nonetheless having lost so much of its richness. The recent return to mosaic as a form of arts and crafts is thanks to technology in building materials which shortens the preparation and pre-assembly phase. 

 

What the Course will teach you:

The Beginners Course is divided into 3 parts:

·      THE COURSE PROVIDES A GUIDE TO MATERIALS AND TOOLS COMMONLY USED IN MAKING MOSAIC.

·     IT ALSO GIVES STEP-BY-STEP DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE TWO MOST USEFUL TECHNIQUES OF FIXING MOSAIC-THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT METHODS.

·     THIS WILL PROVIDE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESSES INVOLVED, AND VARIATIONS AND WRITTEN TECHNICAL ADVICE ARE CONTAINED IN THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECT.

·      IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE COMPATIBLE MOSAIC AND BACKING MATERIALS AND TO USE THE RIGHT ADHESIVE ACCORDING TO THE LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF THE FINISHED PIECE.

·      BEYOND THESE FUNDAMENTAL PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS, HOWEVER, THERE IS ALWAYS SCOPE FOR EXPERIMENTATION.

·      INNOVATING WITH NEW MATERIALS AND APPROACHES IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE MODERN IDIOM AND IS ENCOURAGED AS LONG AS THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF FIRM FIXING TO A RIGID BASE ARE ACHIEVED.

 

PART 1 (Week 1/ 2)

Learning the basics of Mosaics

1-     Know your tools and how to work with them.

2-     Know the different types of tiles and other materials.

3-     Know how to prepare working surface, “i.e wood, glass, and cement, ect...”

4-     Know materials needed to make your Mosaic durable and long lasting.

5-     Know how to make your Mosaic piece, from art work till finish.

6-     Finishing and grouting.

 

      The starting kit (at a cost of R 300.00) contains:

a)     Clippers

b)     Scorer

c)      Scraper

d)     Round Wood

e)     Magic marker

f)       Design

g)     Mosaic Tiles

h)     Hammer

(Includes Grout, Glue, Cloth, Key coat and Net)

 

 

PART 2 (Week 3-7)

Cutting s & Patterning

 

1-     We will teach you Mosaic skills i.e. cutting, patterning and working on Tin or Clay Pots

2-     The second kit (at a cost of R 300.00) contains:

 

a)                     Mosaic Tiles

b)                     Design (You can choose from selected motives to work from)

c)                      Tin Pot / Clay Pot

(Includes Grout, Glue, Cloth, Key coat and Net)

 

 

PART 3 (Week7-12)

 

Mosaic Art & Design Project

 

1-     In your project you will have a choice of working on Table or Wall Hanging

2-     You will have different designs to choose from

3-     Intermediate Techniques will include

 

The Third kit (at a cost of R 500.00) contains:

a)                     Mosaic Tiles

b)                     Design (You can choose from selected motives to work from)

c)                      Wood  

(Includes Grout, Glue, Cloth, Key coat and Net)

 

These Projects will equip you with all the fundamental expertise to feel confidant in all basic techniques and self development into the art of mosaic and the ability to enhance your creative powers between the beauty of Nature and the Art of Creativity.

You will also receive notes on the particular projects and general information.

Duration of the Course:

The Beginners Course will run Every Sunday / Monday

From 9 am until 1pm for 12 weeks.  After completing your Beginners Course you may join ongoing classes

Cost: R 250.00 per Lesson

Beginners Course, will include, notes, tutoring and beverages.

Additional classes will be charged at R200.00 per month for a 4 hours Class per week

 

For Bookings, contact: Bonni- Jayne at: 083 333 7590

Email Address: ziad@perankhgroup.com 

 

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