Instructor: Robert Stout of Twin Dolphin Mosaics
Kokomosaico, in collaboration with Robert Stout of Twin Dolphin Mosaics, is offering a week long tile mosaic course.
Ceramic tile is a versatile mosaic material, perfectly suited to creating quality artwork. Robert and his wife, Stephanie Jurs, have been creating tile mosaics for over twenty years; their work ranges from small wall pieces to large mosaic pavements, many of which are public art commissions for US universities and museums.
The techniques used and the resulting ‘feel’ of tile mosaics are quite different from those of mosaics made with glass or marble.
During this five day course students will create a 12-16” square mosaic using solid-body porcelain tiles. This material is an unglazed commercial ceramic tile, high fired, suitable for both interior and exterior applications. A solid color throughout, it breaks easily with either a hammer or nippers.
A course appropriate for beginners as well as advanced mosaicists, students will participate in each phase of production as they create their own piece, and learn techniques suitable for large or small scale works.
The course is 40 hours, Monday to Friday; the cost of 660€ covers taxes, insurance, all instruction and materials, use of tools, and the mosaic created during the course.
In 2006 and 2009 Twin Dolphin Mosaics received Spectrum Awards, annual international awards honouring outstanding and imaginative uses of tile.
Some photos of their work can be seen on a Kokomosaico flickr page: