Everyone in the group started out as a beginner, joining at different times. New members are always very welcome and will start with a few small mosaics, then join in with the ongoing class project.
The projects cover different media – such as glass tesserae or ceramic tiles; different Roman, Byzantine and modern styles and subjects, such as borders, lettering, landscapes, still life or translating famous paintings into mosaic.
Some examples of communal artworks are the three ‘Pillars of the Community’ in the front garden of St Luke’s in The Avenue and the ‘Four Seasons’ mosaic tables in the Main Hall.
Everyone enjoys the class, finding it fun and very therapeutic.
All ages and abilities are very welcome, subject to class size restrictions.
Linda has been teaching mosaics and ceramics at The Avenue Club since she graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Public Art in 2002.
As well as the Avenue Club, she teaches ceramics at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College and runs various art workshops at residential and sheltered housing schemes. She worked with the community of Butts Farm Estate in Hanworth to produce a variety of public artworks.
Her own art is usually based in ceramics. She is a member of The Treatment Rooms Collective, which creates bold artistic statements supporting communities and human rights across the world, as well as creating the mosaic house, mosaic truck and mosaic taxi in Chiswick.