What you will do
7 hour workshop
Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, photograph or your original design whilst learning a variety of techniques, from classic to modern to create your own unique mosaic! Mosaic is a slow paced art form and you don't need to be good at drawing as we teach different techniques to copy and transfer a design onto paper or wood base.
Our short courses take place in a large mosaic-specialist studio and each class has capacity to maximum 8 students so everyone can have individual attention and help from the artist tutor.
One day courses are suitable for people who are complete beginners wanting try a taster session to learn the basics of mosaic making and have a fun day. You will create a small piece of 14cm square mosaic using the direct method. In order to be able to complete the mosaic within the given time the design must be simple such as a star, or a flower, or a heart or an object silhouette.
What is covered in the course:
- The direct method of mosaic
- How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
- How to use mosaic making tools
- How to cut and lay ceramic and glass vitreous tiles using tile nippers
- How to grout and complete your mosaic.
About your tutor (Wednesdays): Adam Stanley
Adam is an experienced mosaicist and teacher, overseeing our projects with schools and personalised education. He set up a London-based mosaic studio in 2005 specialising in collaborations with schools throughout London and abroad, while also working on private commissions. He trained as a theatre designer at Motley Design School and is fluent in German and Italian with a degree in Modern Languages from King’s College Cambridge.
About your tutor (Saturdays): Paula Ligo and/or Debra Collis
Paula has been working as a mosaic tutor at our studios for over 7 years, specialising in teaching children and adults with special needs. She has devised and run many of our short courses for adults, which were received with much praise of her patience and ability to encourage everyone's creativity. She has a background in illustration and holds an MA in Design for Sustainable Environments.
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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Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
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 14x14 cm. This can be a pattern, simple shapes or a figure. We also have design templates available on the day, so there will be plenty of inspiration!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.