Six session course
In this course you will be making an abstract mosaic sized 30x30cm, using the range of andamenti (flow of tiles) and colours available in mosaic to create a stunning pattern and/or colour arrangement.
The process of making will be underlined by theory from mosaic design, learning the basics of different 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. Your design should be simple and without figuration. Please bring with you a design idea. This could be arrangements of shapes in different colours or a pattern, or a simple colour transition. As source of inspiration you may want to visit Tate Modern, and look at works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Henri Matisse (especially his cut outs), Rothko, Joan Miro, Frank Stella and many more. Please check out their Abstract Art collection.
We have a large range of vitreous glass tiles in many colours and finishes. You do not need to be especially good at drawing for this course as full tuition and help is available.
Participants from all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well-equipped studio.
This course covers:
- The direct method of mosaic making directly onto wood
- How to work with abstraction in mosaic or transfer an abstract work of art into mosaic
- Understanding Andamenti styles (classical and modern)
- Understanding colour theory relevant for mosaic
- 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.
Select a class time
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
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
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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.
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.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.