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

Abstract Mosaic: Andamenti and Colour

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

Classes

Six session course

Evening

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.

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Mon 28 Oct 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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: Andamenti and Colour 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: Andamenti and Colour
by London School of Mosaic
Six session course
£175 per person
Six session course
from £175 per person