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Beginner's Mosaics (28th September)

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Beginner's Mosaics (28th September)

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 28th September

(£50 + £10 materials)

Discover the materials and methods of making mosaics while creating your own indoor plaque!

In this workshop you'll learn the process of making mosaics, with tips on design and style as well as lots of inspiration available. The workshop will be run by artist Sue Kershaw, whose designs feature sometimes thousands of intricate, hand-cut pieces known as tesserae. These pieces range from teacup shards made from Ganges clay that were collected in India, to seashore glass from Sicily. Gold leaf, aicis glass and French porcelain are also present throughout her work.

Sue facilitates workshops and community art projects across the UK, and works to commission from her studio based in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Her commissions include a hospital mosaic fountain for NHS Hull, and a ‘Hope’ wall mosaic for Trafford Macmillans Care Centre. Sue's work combines a love of nature and literature with geometrics:

‘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.’

Artist Websites:

Suitable For: All Abilities

Materials: All materials are provided. You are welcome to bring your own design, or choose one provided.

Other Info: We do not use physical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.

If you are over 65 and served in the Armed Forces (or completed National Service), you may be able to take part in this activity free of charge. Contact for more information.

Saturday 28th September (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.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


Beginner's Mosaics (28th September)

Beginner's Mosaics (28th September)
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