Abstract Mosaic Workshop

By Amal Akhnoukh

 

In this 2-day workshop for beginners, you will be introduced to the wonderful world of mosaic art!  Since the design is abstract, no drawing experience will be required. You will be encouraged to unleash your creative potential through simple steps that will lead you to create a unique piece of abstract mosaic art. 

 

You will first be presented with a brief history of mosaic art from ancient times to present-day contemporary mosaics, followed by a short discussion about the different materials and tools used when creating mosaics. 

 

The practical work will begin with learning how to cut the mosaic tesserae using a tile nipper. By applying the basic rules of mosaics, you will be introduced to the different ways in which to lay the pieces together to create your “andamento” or flow.

 

You will be encouraged to explore with a wide range of material ranging from stones and pebbles to glass and ceramics. An abstract composition will be designed and interpreted into a mosaic that will carefully be glued onto a wooden frame (of size 25 x 25cm) using adhesive tile glue.

 

All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided.

Price: 1500egp for the 2 days (6 hours total)

 

Location: New Cairo

Examples of previous students' works:

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Introduction to Mosaics Workshop

By Amal Akhnoukh

In this one-day workshop for absolute beginners, you will be introduced to the very basics of mosaic art. In a short 3-hour workshop, no tools will be provided. Using a variety of pre-cut mosaics and a wide range of materials ranging from stones and pebbles to glass and ceramics, you will be taught the fundamentals of making an abstract piece of mosaic art. 

After a brief presentation on the history of mosaic art and a short discussion about the mosaic world in general, the practical work will begin with learning how to use contrast and line to lay your mosaic pieces on a wooden frame (of size 25 x 25cm) using white PVA glue. 

All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided.

Price: 800egp

 

Location: New Cairo

Examples of previous students' works:

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Mirror Mosaic Workshop (only available to those who completed the Abstract Mosaic Workshop)

By Amal Akhnoukh

 

This one-day workshop is only available to those who have completed the Abstract Mosaic Workshop or have had previous experience in mosaics. Practical work will begin right away and students will be given the needed guidance to complete this project until the end. 

 

This 5-hour workshop will begin with designing the mirror frame, choosing the right material for it and finally applying all the previous techniques taught to complete the whole mirror. Students will be encouraged to unleash their creativity and enjoy the process of making their unique design.

All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided for the students to use. By the end of the workshop, the students will take back their own personal and unique mosaic mirror of size 40 x 50cm.

All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided.

Price: 2000 egp

 

Location: New Cairo

Examples of previous students' works:

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Tray Mosaic Workshop (unavailable at the moment)

By Amal Akhnoukh

 

This 3-day workshop is open to students who took the Abstract Mosaic Workshop or have had previous experience in mosaics. We will first go over the rules of “andamento” previously introduced and summarize the different ways in which we can cut and place our mosaic pieces. 

 

For the first hour of the workshop, the students will be encouraged to think of a simple design and together with my help, they will sketch it on their tray. 

 

The next step is to cut and prepare their mosaic pieces and plan ahead the way in which the mosaics will be placed on the tray. The pieces will be carefully glued following the pattern already chosen, using PVA glue directly onto the tray. This process is expected to take up the rest of the first day and the whole of the 2nd day, until finally completed by the end of the 2nd day. 

 

On their 3rd and last day, the students will learn how to grout their mosaic tray using cement, water and a sponge.

 

All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided. By the end of the workshop, the students will take back their own personal and unique mosaic tray.

All materials and tools for this workshop will be provided.

Price: 2500egp for the 3 days (7 hours total)

 

Location: New Cairo

Examples of previous students' works:

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