Pebble Mosaic: The Next Step with Kathleen Doody

Go big at your home. Get in touch with your inner pebble!

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Take your pebble mosaic making skills to the next level. Literally! Kathleen shares her tips and tricks for successful creation and installation of larger scale pebble mosaics!

Now that you have learned how to create a pebble mosaic, let’s take the literal next step. Are you ready to walk across a large scale pebble mosaic that you made with your hands and from your own designs? Are you ready to step up your skills for making something that can be installed in your garden as a walkway, a base for a fountain, or perhaps multiple stepping stones could be used to make one design.

All of this is possible with Kathleen Doody’s truncated yet in-depth course on how she creates her large scale pebble mosaics. This is a presentation style course, Kathleen does not build a mosaic in this course, as you learned that in her Pebble Mosaic 101 course. Throughout this course Kathleen walks you through her process for creating larger molds, how she creates an entire mosaic in multiple pieces for handling and transportation, and how to carry a multiple piece pebble mosaic for installation in the ground. Included in this course is a demonstration on how to make a 15” diameter circular mold for your next pebble mosaic project.

This course will provide you with more insight and inspiration, and it will allow you to create larger and more extensive pebble mosaic projects.

Included in this course is a design template scaled to 100% ready for download and printing to get you started.

We are offering both this course and Kathleen's "Pebble Mosaic 101" course as a BUNDLE option. Click here to receive 15% off both courses when purchased together.

Your Instructor

Kathleen Doody
Kathleen Doody

For over twelve years Kathleen Doody has been creating pebble mosaics in her studio on Toronto Island. She is always on the search for pebbles, and draws inspiration from those she finds on Lake Ontario beaches, from other parts of Canada, and beyond. She believes in the motto: You can NEVER have enough pebbles!

Kathleen fell in love with the medium over years of studio visits with eminent pebble mosaic artist, and friend, Maggy Howarth, at her home in England. In 2009, she was very fortunate to complete both Maggy’s beginner and advanced workshops, creating her first pieces. In 2010 Kathleen directed and edited the two-hour instructional video The Precast Technique, produced by Maggy Howarth and filmed on location in the Cobblestone Designs’ studio.

She brought skills learned in England back to her home community on Toronto Island. Over a period of three years, and in association with two other project co-ordinators, as well as community members from Toronto Island, she worked to transform an unsightly and garbage-strewn area on Ward's Island, Toronto into a public square, featuring a 12' diameter pebble mosaic.

For two months in 2018 Kathleen was an artist-in-residence in the International Residency Program at the Olive Stack Gallery in Listowel, Ireland. Using exclusively pebbles collected on coastal beaches, she worked with locals to create two 2’ x 6’ mosaics, now installed in the local public park. She returned to Listowel for another residency in 2022, again working with local beach pebbles, making four new works for private gardens.

During the pandemic, Kathleen designed and built a 3.5’ x 6’ mosaic, incorporating pebbles from across Canada, as well as seven 6” diameter solid brass rings shipped from Pennsylvania. In November 2021, she delivered this Threshold mosaic to the Ruins Project in Whitsett, where it is now installed.

Two new instructional videos that Kathleen created with Mosaic Arts Online were released on September 2 this year. She has commissions installed in private gardens and public places. Please visit her on Instagram @kathleenonwards as well as at her website

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