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Learn Mosaic in the Dordogne

Listed under Arts, Crafts & Cookery in South West, France.

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If you like the idea of expanding your DIY skills set in an artistic direction, or would simply like to explore your creative abilities, then perhaps a course in mosaic-making is for you. It is a simple idea with an illustrious history, particularly in ancient, wealthy societies and religious art. Italy and Greece have a number of well-preserved examples of which they are proud, particularly in Christian edifices such as the baptistery at Florence, and the geometric designs for which Islamic art is so famed, such as those in the Alhambra, have been imitated for centuries. It's a technique open to very modern interpretation too, and once you know the basics – how to cut and shape the tesserae, lay them with proper directional flow and grout them – then the rest is all about your personal preference and desire to experiment.

For a residential mosaic-making course in an inspirational environment, take a look at the option offered by Angie Weston: her studio is located in Riberac, set deep in the Dordogne countryside, and she accepts applicants of all ages and experience levels.

Angie Weston's Mosaic course.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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