Pebble Mosaics-a creative Garden Feature

Venue, Timing, Cost

Venue: 
West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex
Date(s): 
Monday, 31 August, 2020 to Thursday, 3 September, 2020
Timing: 
day 1: 18.45-21.00 Day 2: 9.15-17.00 Optional 20.00-21.00 Day 3: 9.15-15.00
Cost: 
£472
West Dean course 2019 in outdoor sculpture studio.

A pebble mosaic can add a unique personal touch to any garden, creating a beautiful focal point. The course starts with advice on developing a design suitable for this medium with guidance on the qualities to look for in pebbles. You will learn two different techniques to create two mosaics. The first is a dry mix direct method which can also be used in situ and the second is a pre-cast indirect method which allows you to produce a more detailed design with a flatter surface. We discuss tools and methods of cutting and shaping stone and slate.
Course notes are provided for both techniques including material sourcing so you can use your new skills to complete more projects at home. It is also a good opportunity for you to talk through any ideas or projects you have for your own garden including tips about installation.

For further information contact West Dean College. www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses

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Sue Rew