MOSAIC CLASSES

Colorito Mosaic School

Professional mosaic classes

Mosaic is NOT : “ breaking tiles and glueing the pieces together again”

Mosaic is : “ interpreting a design, cutting the material with expertise, in order to manufacture an image that is in balance and a pleasance to look at. From mirror frame or vase to a lifelike resembling portrait.

In The Netherlands many classes in making mosaics are being offered. And too often by people who have only few knowledge of making mosaics themselves. This often shows off in their knowledge about mosaic fine art and in the results both of their own work and that of their participants .

Purple Rain - Colorito- Natasja Mulder

Purple Rain – Colorito- Natasja Mulder

This does not serve the art of mosaics at all. In order to bring up the art of making mosaics back to the required level in The Netherlands, it is indispensable that people receive instructions by people who are properly trained in making mosaics.

Natasja Mulder has almost 20 years of experience in making mosaics. She has enjoyed many years of high-quality training. Therefor she masters the art of making mosaics into the smallest details, both according to traditional methods and artistically. Together with her experience in teaching mosaics Natasja is pre-eminently able to teach people with various backgrounds.

ABOUT THE CLASSES

The classes are being held in Natasja Mulder’s Mosaic Studio Colorito. You’ll find yourself in a colorful and inspiring environment filled with mosaic art and all possible mosaic materials.The classes are known for their informal atmosphere and yet serious undertone. Natasja’s goal is to share her love for mosaic art with every participant. And above all : teach them a good base in technique. There are classes for the beginners as well for advanced mosaicists. On the website www.mozaiekcolorito.nl  you’ll find all the dates on which the several classes run.

TEACHING MATERIAL

During the classes we will work with several types of glass that are often being used in mosaics. And of course with the tools. Mosaic Studio Colorito offers a wide range of mosaic materials and ready-made , very complete mosaic kits.

THE CLASSES                                                                                                                                              

Spiegeltje golf rood-groen-Natasja Mulder-Colorito

mirror frame-Natasja Mulder-Colorito

Mosaic Studio Colorito offers a variety of classes :

BEGINNERS :

 

Mosaic Technique 1 : an introduction into mosaic art. You will watch a short PowerPoint presentation about mosaic art, the past and the present. You will introduced in the materials and tools. You will choose a ready-made mosaic kit and work on it.

DURATION  OF THE CLASS : 3 HOURS

FEE : € 60,00 including VAT, including the use of tools, coffee/tea. NOT INCLUDED : the materials. You’ll buy the materials in Mosaic Studio Colorito. You choose a ready-made mosaic kit which you’ll pay in cash during the class. The price of the kits varies from € 25,00 till € 70,00.  You cannot bring your own material. It is not possible to pay electronically.

Max. 4 students per class.

DATES : Saturday February 3 2018 and Wednesday March 21  from 13.00 – 16.00 hours                             

Raamdecoratie Zeepaardje koel -Natasja Mulder-Colorito

window decoration Seahorse

 

Mosaic Technique 2 : this class starts with a short follow up on the PowerPoint presentation of “Mosaic technique 1”. We will look deeper into the use of materials and tools. You will further develop your technical skills. In this class it is possible to continue he making of the mosaic kit you bought in Introductionclass 1. But it is also possible to start with a new ready made kit.

DURATION OF THE CLASS : 3 HOURS

FEE : € 60,00 including VAT, including the use of tools, coffee/tea. NOT INCLUDED : the materials. You’ll buy the materials in Mosaic Studio Colorito. You choose a ready-made mosaic kit which you’ll pay in cash during the class. The price of the kits varies from € 25,00 till € 70,00. You cannot bring your own material. It is not possible to pay electronically.

Max. 4 students per class.

DATES : Saturday April 7 2018 and Wednesday May 9 2018 from 13.00 till 16.00 hours

 

ADVANCED :

TUTORIAL “ Mosaic in Balance 1 “

Andamento is the movement of the rows of tesserae in harmony and agreement with the subject to be interpreted and the available space.  A good andamento ensures a mosaic in balance, a mosaic that will be a joy to watch. During this tutorial I will tell you all about the general basic rules and the classic andamento.I will offer you an elaborate PowerPoint presentation and examples. And of course you will be making a great deal of exercises, so you will experience the drawing of andamento in practice. At the end of the class you will master the classic andamento and you will be able to interpret other andamenti. I am sure you will enjoy this knowledge in all your future mosaics !

DURATION OF THE CLASS : 3,5 HOURS

andamento, mosaic in balance 1, Colorito

FEE : € 80,00 including VAT, including coffee/tea.

Bring your own pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, small notebook.

max 4 people.

DATES : April 25th 2018  from 13.00 till 16.30 hours. ( in English )

March 10th and 25th  and May 25th 2018 from 13.00 till 16.30 in Dutch

 

TUTORIAL “Mosaic in Balance 2 “

in this class you will put in practice what you learned during the tutorial “Mosaic in Balance 1 “ : you will make a small mosaic in the classic andamento. You choose one of the offered examples. The material you will work with is Winckelmans Porcelain. A very pleasant material to work with, available in very nice colors.  Attention ! Participation in this class is only possible when you also participated the tutorial “Mosaic in Balance 1 “.

 

DURATION OF THE CLASS : 4 HOURS

Venus-Natasja Mulder-Colorito

Venus by Natasja Mulder

FEE : € 95,00 including VAT, including the use of tools, materials , coffee/tea.

Bring your own pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, small notebook.

max 4 people.

DATES : Saturday May 26th and Wednesday June 13th 2018 from 13.00 till 17.00 hours. (in Dutch )

Thursday April 26th from 13.00 till 17.00 in English.

 

TUTORIAL “ Mosaic in Balance 3 “  about modern andamento.

This class is about drawing one of the many modern andamenti. With this extra knowledge about andamento you will be able to draw or interpret any desired andamento. We will start with a refreshment of our knowledge about the basic rules in andamento. We will also have a look at the Byzantine andamento. However this andamento not really in use anymore, the Byzantines in their time already had such brilliant ideas, that we still use them in de modern style andamenti ! And of course you will be making a great deal of exercises, so you will experience the drawing of  a modern andamento. At the end of the class you will master  both the classic andamento as the modern andamento. You will be able to interpret other andamenti. I am sure you will enjoy this knowledge in all your future mosaics !

Attention ! Participation in this class is only possible when you also participated the tutorial “Mosaic in Balance 1 “.

DURATION OF THE CLASS : 3,5 HOURS

promofoto WM Ando modern anda - Colorito-Natasja Mulder

Mosaic in Balance 3 modern andamento – Colorito-Natasja Mulder

FEE : € 80,00 including VAT, including coffee/tea.

Bring your own pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, small notebook.

max 4 people.

DATES : March 24 th and April 21nd 2018 from 13.00 till 16.30 hours

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HOW TO SIGN IN :

to sign into a class you can send an email to mozaiekcolorito@gmail.com with the required class and date

SIGN-IN SHEET

after i received your email i will send you a sign-in sheet that you will have to complete, sign and return. Only completed and signed sign in sheets will be accepted.

INVOICE

After i received the completed sign in sheet, I will send you an invoice on the class fee. This invoice needs to be paid not later than 2 weeks in advance to the date of the class. Only then your participation is valid.

 

 

 

 

 

Venetian glass – Venice – direct method – Byzantine mosaic – Winter Wonderland – martellina – mosaic portraits – andamento – Sicis – Ravenna – mosaic paper – Winckelmans porcelain – pebble mosaic – ceppo – Spilimbergo – cementing – Mosa ceramic ties – Greece – mosaic netting – wheeled nipper – Cyprus – mini mosaic – Roman mosaic – tagliolo – marble mosaic – indirect method – smalti mosaic – flour glue – glass mosaic – mosaic plastic – millefiori- Quadra glass mosaic- mosaic pliers