Abstract Mosaic: Studying and creating Andamenti and Colour arrangements by London School of Mosaic - art in London
Abstract Mosaic: Studying and creating Andamenti and Colour arrangements by London School of Mosaic - art in London

Abstract Mosaic: Studying and creating Andamenti and Colour arrangements

Make an abstract mosaic using the range of andamenti and colours available in mosaic to create a stunning pattern and/or colour arrangement.

Pottery And Mosaics Class

Six session course

Beginner

Hampstead NW3

Abstract Mosaic: Studying and creating Andamenti and Colour arrangements
by London School of Mosaic
Six session course
£175 per person

Classes

Six session course

Evening

In this course you will be making a number of colour and pattern studies, and an abstract mosaic sized 30x30cm. You will learn the basics of andamento styles (classical, modern) and colour theory for mosaic (colour transition, contrast, materiality). Based on a chosen design you will exercise your understanding of the use of colour and andamento in mosaic, so that you can transfer this to any future projects.

Design ideas could be one of the following:

  • arrangements of simple shapes e.g. Henri Matisse especially his cut outs, Joan Miro or Paul Klee
  • a pattern e.g. Art Deco floral pattern, mosaics by Emma Biggs
  • a colour field or transition e.g. Mark Rothko
  • pixillation, e.g. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac

This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what we're teaching on our Diploma in Mosaic Studies in the module Mosaic Design: Concept and Realisation.

Participants from all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well-equipped studio. We have a large range of vitreous glass tiles in many colours and finishes.

Syllabus

  • introduction to andamenti styles (classical and modern)
  • introduction to colour theory for mosaic
  • how to draw a design for mosaic
  • how to make colour studies and samples of andamento that serve as context for a bigger mosaic project
  • the direct method of mosaic directly onto wood
  • how to work with nippers to cut mosaic (vitreous glass tiles)
  • how to grout and clean your mosaic

Your tutor: Debra Collis:

Debra is an experienced mosaic artist with a BFA Fine Art from Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University, who also trained at the Orsoni Mosaic School in Venice. She has completed our Diploma in Mosaic Studies in 2019 . Debra has developed many community projects and loves to teach mosaic as well as painting and drawing.

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Select a class time

Mon 28 Oct 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
4 slots left
Hampstead, NW3 2HP
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Mon 4 Nov, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Mon 11 Nov, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Mon 18 Nov, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Mon 25 Nov, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Mon 2 Dec, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Class location

Hampstead
181 Mansfield Road
NW3 2HP
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Abstract Mosaic: Studying and creating Andamenti and Colour arrangements by London School of Mosaic - art in London

About your host, London School of Mosaic

London School of Mosaic is a small independent art school specialising in mosaic art. The school has over 14 years of experience in teaching mosaic art and offers a vast range of unique short courses to suit all levels (i.e. from beginners to advanced). The school also delivers a degree and diploma in Mosaic Studies for those wishing to take their skills to a professional level.

The tutors are second to none and have received training from world-class institutions including the world-renowned Spilimbergo mosaic school.

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Notes

All materials are provided. Think about a design idea for a mosaic sized 30x30 cm. This could be arrangements of shapes in different colours or a pattern, or a simple colour transition.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Abstract Mosaic: Studying and creating Andamenti and Colour arrangements
by London School of Mosaic
Six session course
£175 per person
Six session course
from £175 per person