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More student work


Vic making a gift for his wife Gill at Cotswold Art Studio

Student working on a
gift for his wife Gill. Vic says: "Really enjoyable
day where the instructor was friendly, supportive
and very knowledgeable"

Student

Student working on
a beautiful mirror mosaic, Mei-Mei says: "Nice & informed. Good one-one teaching. lovely setting."

Sarah

Student working on
a beautiful mirror mosaic, Sarah says: "Wonderful teacher! Thank you."

Student 2

Student working on a seahorse mosaic. Jill says:
"Learnt so much! Still got more to learn! Thank you for your help and patience."


Cat mosaic by Alison

Student working on Cat mosaic. Alison says:
"Great fun, enjoyed it!"


A beautiful Dragonfly mosaic made by Anwen for her garden, made at the Cotswold Art Studio

Student working on a beautiful Dragonfly
mosaic. Anwen says:
"Excellent course - thoroughly enjoyed!"


Anwen's finished work of art

Jane working on a lovely circular mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Jane came for a 1 day
course and made this
beautiful circular abstract
mosaic. She says: "Excellent tuition, super conversation
and very pleasant environment"


Jane's finished mosaic before grouting

Susie working on a beautiful sea horse mosaic

Gills finished mosaic created at the Cotswold Art Studio

Gill's finished mosaic

Susies mosaic created at the Cotswold Art Studio

Susie's finished mosaic

Sue makes a beautiful tree mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Caroline making a beautiful
tree mosaic. Caroline says: "Really enjoyed making my Tree, Great fun!"

Caroline's finished Tree mosaic

Caroline's finished
Tree Mosaic

Majorie's Heron Mosaic finished

Majorie's finished
Heron Mosaic

Chloes beautiful mosaic finished

Chloe came on a two
day course. This is her
wonderful abstract
design mosaic.
Chloe's finished piece
after grouting

Rosemary works on her beautiful Peacock butterfly mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Rosemary works on her beautiful Peacock Butterfly mosaic. Rosemary says:
"Had a lovely day - will definitely recommend.
Very well explained."


Rosemary's peacock butterfly


Sam working on her Lop ear rabbit house number at the Cotswold Art Studio

Sam, a beginner, working
on her Lop Ear Rabbit
house number. Sam
breeds Lop Rabbits in
Australia and she was
really pleased with the
result. Sam says: "Jackie is
an excellent and patient
teacher. I achieved so
much on my first day,
would highly recommend!"


Sam's finished mosaic, very proud indeed!

Julia working on her horse mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Julie working on her
lovely horse mosaic.
Julie says: "Great having
time to indulge myself
for a day!"


Sally working on her train mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Sally working on her
super train mosaic.
Sally says:"A thoroughly
enjoyable day"


Student Carolyn working on her name place mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Carolyn working on her
name plate mosaic.
Carolyn says:"A very enjoyable day and
Jackie was very
informative, helpful
and inspirational"

Carolyn's finished name plate mosaic

Carolyn's finished mosaic

Val shows off her beautiful bird dish

Val shows off her beautiful
bird dish


Gill holding her beautiful flower pot stand

Gill, very pleased with her beautiful pot stand mosaic

Gill's coaster also made at the Cotswold Art Studio


Gill also made a
lovely coaster


Erin's mosaic in progress at the Cotswold Art Studio

Erin's mosaic in progress

Kay working on her yin yan mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Kay working on her
colourful Yin Yan mosaic.
Well done Kay!


Kay's finished mosaic

Victoria's mosaic nearly finished

Victoria's beautiful
mosaic nearly finished


Alison's hanging heart mosaic made at the Cotswold Art Studio

Student Alison' coaster mosaic made at the Cotswold Art Studio

Alison made two pieces
on her course with me.
A lovely abstract hanging
heart and a lovely coaster

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Apologies but Cotswold Art Studio is CLOSED until further notice

Every student will make
a mosaic they can be proud of!


1,2 or 3 day courses from beginning March - end October for
individuals or groups at a convenient time to you and me!
No set dates!
Email me with your dates now...
Full day courses or split it into two half days
if it's easier for you.
Courses are held in Almondsbury, Bristol in my small
home studio, no big groups, so you can really explore this art.

SEE BELOW OF STUDENTS WORK & REVIEWS

Courses for individuals
(up to 2 people)
from March-October!
£60
per day (materials extra)
£115
for 2 day course (materials extra)
£175
for a 3 day course (materials extra)
See prices page for more details.


GROUP SPECIAL OFFERS! (3 people max)

BOOK A 1 DAY COURSE FOR A GROUP OF 3 PEOPLE
and receive 10% discount (£54 per person)
Includes a light lunch
(Materials will be charged at the end of the course
)

BOOK A 2 DAY COURSE FOR A GROUP OF 3 PEOPLE

and receive 10% discount
(£103 per person)
Includes a light lunch
(Materials will be charged at the end of the course)


BOOK A 3 DAY COURSE FOR A GROUP OF 3 PEOPLE
and receive 10% discount (£157 per person)

Includes a light lunch
(Materials will be charged at the end of the course
)

Mosaic is expressive and rewarding, so why not come and have
a go at making your own special piece. One-to-one courses are
held in the garden studio where you will have the benefit of
individual tuition as we only have classes of 2-4 people.

Cotswold Art Studio, mosaic courses, the garden studio

The Cotswold Art Studio above

A bit about your tutor - Jackie Isard

Jackie your tutor

I believe classes should be small to ensure each student achieves
and enjoys their course. All of my students produce a mosaic
they can be proud of to take home and it is important to me
that their experience is rewarding and fun. My approach is to
bring out my students creative skills and help them produce
their own mini masterpiece! The smiles on their faces speak
volumes about their creative experience. Many return for another
go! I really enjoy teaching arts and crafts as it is a most
rewarding experience indeed! Take a look at some of my students achievements down the sides of this page.

To see some of my work on the
Commissions & Personal Work page.



Details about courses
The course will be tailored to your individual needs. You will be introduced to cutting techniques and tesserae (mosaic pieces) as
well as being shown how to grout your finished piece. You will
make a piece about 1 foot square over a 2 day course or a
smaller item on a 1 day course. You don't need any experience
I will help and assist you with the artistic side but experienced
students are welcome too!

It is useful to bring along an idea of what you would like to do
based on a board about 1 foot square in size (smaller for 1 day courses). I have cut pieces of mdf and ply to choose from. Larger sizes are more suited to a 2-4 day course. You may find a picture
or a pattern you like, just bring it along. But don't worry as I
have an 'Inspiration' folder if you have absolutely no idea!
Don't be too ambitious as mosaic making does take a long time.
If you don't finish, I will try to give you enough materials to
take home to finish it off or you can come back of course!

Children over 12 years are welcome although I can only take 2
students maximum at a time accompanied by an adult.

I look forward to meeting you!

Mosaic courses run from March - October.
Please call 07813 864472 or email first to
confirm dates are available.


Looking for somewhere local to stay then
see our Local Accommodation page.


It's easy to book
- just call/email to confirm a date
and then download the booking form and post
with payment.
See Prices & booking for more details.

We donate £2 of every booking to Cancer Research.

To see the donations we've made this year please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Cotswold-Art-Studio.


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See the Mosaic Workshops page for more details.

Buy Cotswold Art Studio vouchers, 1 and 2 day course vouchers for Mosaic courses

BUY A GIFT VOUCHER! Another special gift for
Xmas or as a birthday present.
1 day course £75, 2 day course £130
(including all materials).


Sue and Julie

Students working on their mosaics. Julie says:
"Great day! Time flew by, helpful guidance/ideas. Learnt loads",
Sue says: "Enjoyed the day, picked up loads of tips. Thankful for
the guidance, would come again!! Thank you"


One of Julie and Sue's finished mosaics


Cotswold Art Studio - An ambitious table project

An ambitious garden table top project using
broken china, Sue says:
"Thoroughly enjoyed the day!"


Christine & Karen's mosaics

Rewarding and brilliant efforts by
Christine and Karen, Christine says:
"A most enjoyable day!"

Rachel proudly displays her beautiful mosaic completed at Cotswold Art Studio

Rachel proudly displays her finished mosaic

  Student Vics first mosaic at Cotswold Art Studio   Vics second mosaic made at the Cotswold Art Studio   Vics third mosaic heart made at the Cotswold Art Studio  

Student Vic's (top left) finished mosaics made for his wife, his
daughter and his daughter in-law. He was so enthused that he
went on to make two more heart mosaics and is now planning
his next project. Well done Vic!

WI ladies working on their mosaics at the Cotswold Art Studio, Bristol

Sue, Angela, Jane and Janet from the WI
working on their mosaics

WI group displaying their finished mosaics at the Cotswold Art Studio, Bristol

The WI ladies with their finished mosaics
Jane says: "A new experience for me -
thoroughly enjoyable day!". Angela says: "Brilliant! -
thank you for letting us stay late to finish."
Susan says: "Great day, lovely surroundings,
all materials supplied and excellent tuition."
and Janet says: "Helpful tutor. Enjoyable day."

Gill and Susie making mosaics at the Cotswold Art Studio

Gill and Susie enjoying their course.
Susie says: "I found Jackie’s workshop fantastic;
all materialsand tools were provided – and
sandwiches too! The studio was welcoming and filled
with past projects so there was plenty of inspiration around.
It was easy to get absorbed into what we were doing
and I came out with a mosaic I am really pleased with.
I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking into
this craft to sign up for one of her classes."


Gill says: "Very enjoyable day! Jackie made us very
welcome and is an excellent instructor"


Caroline makes a mosaic she designed at the Cotswold Art Studio

Sue making a penguin mosaic she designed.
Sue says: "Had a great time! Love my finished mosaic"

Marjorie and Peter working on their mosaic at the New Year Workshop Cotswold Art Studio

Peter and Majorie working on their mosaics at the
New Year Mosaic Workshop

Marjorie displaying her beautiful Heron mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Majorie displaying her beautiful Heron mosaic.
Marjorie says:"The course was challenging however,
instructions were very clear and I'm delighted to have
produced an excellent piece of work which I would
have been happy to buy from an artist!"


Peter displays his beautiful Blue Jay mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Peter proudly dipsplaying his amazing Blue Jay mosaic.
Peter says: "Really enjoyed the course. We achieved far
more than I thought we would in 3 days! Jackie is a
really great instructor - she gave us lots of inspiration
and advice."


Chloe working on her amazing abstract mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Chloe working on her wonderful abstract design mosaic.
Chloe says: "A very enjoyable and productive two days.
Excellent tuition and very friendly atmosphere.
Thank you Jackie :-)"


Student Hilly holding her wonderful mosaic created at the Cotswold Art Studio

Hilly displaying her lovely mosaic.
Hilly says: "I have enjoyed a fabulous 2 day
mosaic course with
Jackie Isard. Well....I feel
so proud and accomplished, thank you for
your expert guidance and gentle support. I
really do believe you got the best out of me.
I wished I had more time! It was a wonderful
experience and lunch was delicious.
"


Hilly's finished mosaic

Hilly's finished mosaic

Sam's finished lop eared rabbit mosaic

Sam's finished mosaic

Monique's finished landscape mosaic

Monique's finished mosaic, well done!
Monique says:
"Jackie is really supportive, patient and
a great teacher! :-)"

Yulia's finished mosaic

Yulia's finished mosaic

Student Sarah working on her dragonfly mosaic at the Cotsowld Art Studio

Sarah working on her dragonfly mosaic
which she will finish at home. Look out for
the finished piece soon!
Sarah says:"A fantastic and interesting two days.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Jackie is a great teacher,
very patient and encouraging"


Student val making her dragonfly bird dish

Val making her dragonfly beautiful bird dish!
Val says:"Enjoyable very creative 2 days.
Jackie was very encouraging and I completed
a bird bath dish. Would love to do another course!
"

Student val making her dragonfly bird dish

Sisters Gill and Hilary enjoying
their mosaic day together.
Gill says: "I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Learnt a lot and made a pot stand & coaster"
Hilary says: "Very enjoyable experience, plenty
of help, choice of materials and good workspace "


Erin working on her beautiful mirror mosaic at Cotswold Art Studio

Erin making a beautiful mirror mosaic.
Erin says: "I really enjoyed learning and
am happy with my finished product!"


Erins finished mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

The finished mirror before grouting, well done Erin!

Susie and Kay enjoying making mosaics at teh Costwold Art Studio

Susie and Kay enjoying making their colourful mosaics.
Susie says: "Great fun learning a new technique!"
Kay says: "Thoroughly enjoyed the day, thanks"

Student Corinne working on her lovely heart mosaic at the cotswold art studio

Corinne working on her lovely heart mosaic.
Corinne says: "A lovely day learning a new
skill - Jackie is a great teacher, gave lots of
help & advice and was very patient"

Student Victoria working on her mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Victoria working on her lovely mosaic which
will be a 30th present for her best friend.
Victoria says: "Very attentive, patient and clear
instructions. Very enjoyable day. Learnt
cutting techniques and good use of colour.
Helpful and inspirational too!"

Jo and Susie working on their mosaics at the Cotswold Art Studio

Sue and Jo working on their mosaics, a colourful
mirror design by Jo and an abstract tree design by Sue.
Sue says: "Very interesting, easy to understand
instructions, very absorbing"
Jo says: "I have loved learning mosaic and found
the course very informative. Thank you!"

Student Alison working on her hanging heart mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Alison working on her beautiful abstract heart
mosaic, one of two pieces she made with me.
Alison says: "Very Good teacher. Informative and fun!!"







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Student Work

Cotswold Art Studio Art and Craft courses - Student working on a colourful mirror

Student working on a creative house number. Jeanette says:
"I thoroughly enjoyed today's session -
stimulating beyond belief
and eradicated the need
to eat!"
and her finished piece below....

Cotswold Art Studio Art and Craft courses - Jeanette's finished piece


Student working on an African lady


Student working on a beautiful African lady.
Diane says:
"I have had a thoroughly enjoyable two days. The course was informative
and fun!"


Cotswold art studio - Diane's mosaic finished

The finished piece!

Love birds mosaic by Lesley

Student working on Love Birds mosaic. Lesley says:
"Learnt loads! Couldn't have finished my piece of work without you - you gave me the confidence to take mosaic a step further. Thank you for all your help and expertise"


Cotswold Art Studio Art and Craft courses - Student working on Dove mosaic

Student working on Dove mosaic. Caroline says:
"Very helpful and I learnt
a lot and in a great environment!"


Cotswold Art Studio - student working

Student working on
Sea creatures mirror mosaic, Madeleine says:
"I very much enjoyed the mosaic course and I am very pleased with what I achieved. I look forwards to continuing making mosaics"

Cotswold Art Studio - Mirror Mosaic by Emily

Mirror mosaic made
by Emily,
Madeleine's sister


Kren working on her fish mosaic

Christine working on her mosaic

Karen & Christine working on a colourful fish and art nouveau style flower mosaics. Karen says:
"We learned a lot and a bit more since we were absolute beginners
!"

Jackie Isard's daughter Temara's mosaic, 13 years old

My daughters mosaic,
13 years


Rachel came for a 2 day course this week with the Cotswold Art Studio and says Thanks for a lovely time, it felt very easy chatting to you whilst making something lovely." 

Rachel came for a 2 day course and says: "Excellent course, really got a lot
done in a short time. Very good to have hands on
help at every stage of mosaic making. Very good to learn as you get
valuable advice. Thanks
for a lovely time, it felt
very easy chatting to you whilst making something lovely."


Mosaic heart made by student Julie at the Cotswold Art Studio

Julie came for a one day course and made this beautiful heart. Julie says: "Clear instruction and patient support in a
relaxed, highly enjoyable environment. Very satisfying - can't believe I made such a beautiful mosaic!"


Sue's finished Penguin mosaic

Sue's finished Penguin Mosaic

Marjorie working on her beautiful Heron mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Peter working on his beautiful Blue Jay mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Peters Blue Jay mosaic finished

Peter's finished
Blue Jay Mosaic

Andy working on her tree mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Andy working on a little mosaic she designed herself. Andy says:
"What a great time!
I can draw but this was
a very interesting and different medium.
I had to think
in a different way and
love the results"


Andy's finished mosaic


Hilly in the process of making her mosaic

Hilly creating her masterpiece.

Yulia making a sunshine mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Yulia, a beginner, making
a sunshine mosaic.
Very intricate detail
being handled perfectly! She's coming back to
finish it off in a couple
of weeks. Yulia says:
"I absolutely adore it!!!
Thank you Jackie"


Yulia continues her mosaic at the cotswold art studio

Day 2 progress,
starting to come
together now!

Monique working on her lanscape mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Monique, a beginner, working on a lovely landscape mosaic

Student Nina working on her heart mosaic at the cotswold art studio

Nina, a beginner,
works on a romantic
heart mosaic.
Nina says: "Enjoyable
and fun. Jackie is
a patient and
informative teacher"


Nina's finished mosaic

Student Ashleigh working on her abstract mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Ashleigh working on
her abstract mosaic.
Ashleigh says:"Very
good!! Lots of fun,
lots of options on
what you can do
and very helpful!"

Ashleigh's finished abstract mosaic

Ashleigh's finished mosaic

Hilary showing her wonderfully colourful mirror mosaic
Hilary shows off her
wonderfully colourful
mosaic mirror

Hilary's finished mirror before grouting

Hilary's finished mirror
before grouting


Susie working on her sunshine mosaic at the Cotswold Art Studio

Susie working on her
lovely sunshine mosaic. Well done Susie!


Susie's finished mosaic

Corinnes finished heart mosaic made at the cotswold art studio

Corinne's lovely
finished heart mosaic


Susie's mosaic

Sue's lovely abstract
tree mosaic


Jo's lovely mirror

Jo's finished mirror

Jo's colourful
finished mirror, made
to match the colour
scheme in her craft
room at home




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