Frequency: Fortnightly: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 14:00h – 17:00h
Group Leader: Sonja Van Belkum
It is my pleasure to help you to make a unique creation of a mosaic piece. Let your imagination take over and create, for instance, lovely trivets, bowls, sculptures, steppingstones and wall decorations. The only skill you need is a bit of patience. Together we want to have nice afternoons creating mosaics, chatting and laughing.
If you are a complete beginner, you will learn the basic skills making two set pieces, and after that you will develop your own individual mosaics. I have some books with wonderful ideas and patterns. I also have a stock of mosaic glass tiles, ceramic tiles and grout (a lot of different colors) which are available for you to buy. The working room is very pleasant with lots of daylight.
Contact Sonja Van Belkum firstname.lastname@example.org
The U3A has a winner!
Congratulations to Sonja van Belkum. She has won 1st prize at the art competition of the Marina Alta Arts Society. Both she and Meri Snell ( who are the teachers of the U3A mosaics groups) put in an entry. Both mosaics groups are exceedingly proud of her. There were cava celebrations at Sonja’s class yesterday. Here is the winning entry. Doesn’t she look wonderful?Read more
Mosaic Display @ General Meeting 2nd May
Before the general meeting on the 2nd of May our 2 mosaic groups had a lovely display of mosaic art pieces from our students and ourselves. It was very well attended and people were very enthusiastic. There was a lot of interest and questions were asked about materials, backgrounds and how long it took to make a piece. Our students and we have tried to answer them all. Some were so enthusiastic, they want to join one of our groups.…Read more
Meri´s Mosaics Group – Sept 2021
Meri´s Mosaics Group Hurray! We are up and running again after a very long time! Last Wednesday was our second class where seven ´students´ got busy with their projects. We start at 2pm, and the first task of the day seems to be catching up on everyone´s news before the gear is unpacked ready for the mosaic-ing. We have a break around 3.15 when we go upstairs for tea and biscuits, and then we continue till 5pm. It is amazing…Read more
Mosaics and the U3A Autumn Fayre
We got up bright and early to pack the car and leave space for 4 bodies. Mosaics are heavy and so we can only put so much in each box, so that wecan still lift them. Fortunately we found a strong man to help us unload. There was a host of people milling around with great purpose, just like a colony of ants as the stalls at The Inn on the Green took shape. Andwe followed suit. An amazing transformation…Read more
Love and Mosaics
How do you show love for a husband who is a BIG Elvis fan? Well, as his birthday is just a few weeks away, you make him an ´Elvis´ sign. “Thank you very much, but I really was hoping for ………..”. So with much love and patience you start again. A whole year later he receives a mosaic portrait of Elvis. Making a face from mosaic tiles is very difficult, to show the correct skin tones and create a likeness.…Read more