with Aleta Doran
Make a small mosaic plaque inspired by the border design of the marble wall mosaic decorating the nave of Chester Cathedral
We will begin by looking at the 19th century revival of interest in architectural mosaics, considering those at Chester Cathedral, the chapel at Eaton Hall and St John the Baptist, Aldford. You will learn about the materials and techniques used to create these mosaics. We will then design and make a small mosaic using traditional materials, including glass and marble, to take home.
All materials are provided. This course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their skills – full support and guidance will be given. It can be enjoyed on its own, and might appeal especially to anyone attending the Cathedral’s spring mosaic talks (www.chestercathedral.com) or to those who came to the July 2017 ‘Mosaics: Inspired by Tradition’ workshop.
Led by Aleta Doran Mosaics. Aleta is a professional local mosaicist and we are delighted to welcome her back after her previous workshops with us.
2.30 – 4.30pm 9 Abbey Square
£20 inc refreshments and all materials (advance booking)
We are pleased to draw your attention to a lecture for the Chester Theological Society: 'Frederic Shields and Evangelical Iconography: the Chapel at Eaton Hall, Cheshire' by Professor Philip Alexander FBA, focusing on the mosaics of the chapel and lavishly illustrated. Tuesday 6th March 7.30pm Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Hollybank, Liverpool Road, Chester (£3 payable on door).