Mosaic making with Smalti by London School of Mosaic - art in London
Mosaic making with Smalti by London School of Mosaic - art in London

Mosaic making with Smalti

Weekend course creating a mosaic with Smalti using the traditional Hammer & Hardie technique

Pottery And Mosaics Class

Two session course

Intermediate

Hampstead NW3

Mosaic making with Smalti
by London School of Mosaic
Two session course
£185 per person

Classes

Two session course

Daytime

You will create a mosaic with Smalti using the traditional tools for mosaic, hammer and hardie. You will learn how to cut and shape the specialist Italian hard glass to create a 20x20cm mosaic to take home (other size options are available).

Smalti was used especially during the Byzantine era, ranging from 6th to the 15th centuries, when churches decorated their walls with opulent mosaics featuring mainly icons. Mosaics made during this period can be seen in Italy, especially in Ravenna.

Today smalti is a popular medium for large-scale commissions of contemporary mosaic internationally, yet most of the specialists working in this medium are still only located in Italy. Strengths of smalti are brilliance in colour, diversity of surface effects and durability.

Day 1 (Saturday 10.00-6.00pm)

Introduction on working with Smalti

  • Learning how to transfer / draw an image in preparation for creating a mosaic
  • How to use Hammer and Hardie as tools to make mosaic
  • Practice of cutting smalti (a special type of glass for mosaic)
  • The direct method of mosaic making onto wooden board
  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow)

Day 2 (Sunday 10.00-5.00)

  • Completing mosaic to take home

The course includes all materials apart from Gold tiles, but these will be available to purchase at our school.

Your tutor: Giulia Vogrig

Giulia worked continuously as mosaic maker in Italy and the UK since Ieaving the renowned Mosaic School in Spilimbergo in 2006. She has worked for established mosaicists such as Gary Drostle, and also developed and consulted on her own commissions nationally and internationally. She recently lead various maker workshops at King's College London, Classics Department. Giulia is the Principal Lecturer on our Diploma in Mosaic Studies.

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Sat 16 Nov 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Hampstead, NW3 2HP
7 slots left

Sun 17 Nov, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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We are an active mosaic art studio, with commissions and collaborative sessions always on the go. We provide teas and coffees, and love creating a personable and social learning environment.
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Class location

Hampstead
181 Mansfield Road
NW3 2HP
London

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Mosaic making with Smalti 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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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Mosaic making with Smalti
by London School of Mosaic
Two session course
£185 per person
Two session course
from £185 per person