What you'll do
We will meet at Foundation Coffee House Whitworth Street, part of the Whitworth Locke Hotel. Foundation Coffee is a great space to host our experience. They have a fab drinks menu to choose from. We will begin by having a chat about Manchester, once known as "Cottonoplois" the first industrial city in the world. The significance of the cotton flower, and why the architect Alfred Waterhouse incorporated them into the stunning mosaic floor of Manchester Town Hall, alongside a hive of bees. There will be examples of the stylized cotton flower mosaics for inspiration. I will guide you through the mosaic process and techniques, sharing my skills and tips. The tiles we will use are a gorgeous unglazed porcelain ceramic. There will a be a variety of tiles in various colours for you to choose from. By the end of the session you'll have your own unique cotton flower mosaic that will last forever. The experience is a fab way to spend an afternoon. You’ll find the time passes really quickly and your mind will relax during the creative process.
Hello I’m Amanda, a freelance artist and art historian. A proud Mancunian, who has over 15 years experience of making mosaics and delivering creative workshops at venues such a Manchester Art Gallery, schools, colleges and various organisations. Manchester is an amazing City, providing such inspiration for my work. Do check out my other Air B n B experience "Make a Manchester Bee Mosaic".
Coffee or tea
All materials will be provided
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Where you'll be
The mosaic workshop will take place inside Foundation Coffee House, Whitworth Street, Manchester. M1 6JD You can access the coffee shop through the entrance of the Whitworth Locke Hotel.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend. No experience required, it's a great way of relaxing and a fun way to spend an afternoon. Hope to see you on one of the experiences soon.
Do have a look at the reviews on my other experience Make a Manchester Bee mosaic.
Make a Manchester Cotton Flower Mosaic