Mosaic is the closest thing to immortality in art. Mosaics still tell the stories of ancient civilizations. For the Romans, Greeks and people of the Middle East, mosaic was an important part of public art in temples, public buildings, homes and public spaces. Much of the history was captured in perpetuity thanks to mosaic.
The tessarae are either made of stone, glass or clay – materials of the earth. The first mosaics used coloured pebbles. Later chipped stone and eventually made in the form of ceramic and or glass.
Recently mosaic has undergone a revival and some new materials and processes have emerged, but the basic techniques have remained consistent. This course aims to teach you these ancient techniques, that you may use in the design and production of your contemporary mosaic projects.
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