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Beginner's Mosaics (25th May)

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Beginner's Mosaics (25th May)

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 25th May

(£50 + £10 materials)

Discover the materials and methods of making mosaics while creating your own indoor mosaic plaque (22cm sq). Bring along your own design or choose one provided. Tips on design and style will be discussed along with future possible projects. Books and resources, including websites, and sources of materials will be provided for reference. All materials (glass and porcelain) included.

Sue Kershaw is a mosaic artist whose work combines a love of nature and literature with geometrics.

Each design features 100s to1000s of intricate hand-cut pieces known as tesserae including shards of teacups made from Ganges clay collected in Varanasi, India to seashore glass from Palermo, Sicily. Gold leaf Italian smalti, sicis glass and French porcelain are also strongly present.

‘I am passionately driven to achieve a harmonious balance between creating a strong initial design with the physical creation and arrangement of tesserae that flow throughout the work.’

Sue facilitates workshops and community art projects across the UK; and, works to commission from her studio based in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Sue has exhibited widely including Leeds City Gallery, the Ferens Hull City Gallery, York University, York & Scarborough Hospital. Sue’s commissions include a 3 ft mosaic ‘Larkin25’ toad in Hull; a hospital mosaic fountain for NHS Hull; and, a ‘Hope’ wall mosaic for Trafford Macmillans Care Centre. 

More information about the artist can be found:

Pinterest: suekershaw

Facebook: Mosaicart

Instagram: @suekershawmosaic

Please note: you will not receive a physical ticket. Please use your email order confirmation as proof of purchase.

Saturday 25th May(10am - 4pm) The Courthouse, Thirsk Tickets Available: 5
Ticket(s) 60.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

Beginner's Mosaics (25th May)

Beginner's Mosaics (25th May)
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