Mosaics – Shimmering Festive Stars in Micro Mosaic

Tutor: Julie Hand

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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Spend a fantastic day creating shimmering festive star decorations for Christmas. Inspired by the jewel – like paintings of Klimt, and using such delicious materials as handmade papers, Millefiori, shimmering beads, diamante, reflective mirror glass, ceramics, cabochons, stained glass, jewellery, and more. You will create a trio of stars to display at festive, celebratory times or, as they are so irresistible, all year round!

You will –

– Create the patterning for each star
– Choose your materials and colour palette
– Use cutting tools to get the best for your design.
– Experience micro mosaic – cutting materials to less than 3mm or 1/8″ in size.

Please note there is a £10 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please bring the following if you have them:

- An apron - grouting can be messy.
- A pair of tweezers.
- Small pointed tool such as a metal nail file or very small screwdriver.

Please be aware that both glass and crockery shards are sharp

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