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One Day Course in Mosaic: Direct Method

4.9(34 reviews)
Learn how to precisely cut and lay mosaic tiles using your own design or one of our templates with the Direct Method
Gospel Oak/Hampstead
In-person
£90 pp
7hrs
Beginner
Next available date:2nd July 2022
What happens in this class?

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, photograph or your original design. You will learn how to cut mosaic tile to precise shapes as well as how to design the mosaic with a consistent andamento. This is the flow of tiles and gaps in a mosaic which creates a distinct and systematic pattern.

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…

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Things to remember

All materials are provided. Think about a design idea for a mosaic sized 14x14cm. 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!

Latest Reviews
4.9(34 reviews)
Conner Southall - Jun 15, 2022
Wonderful workshop on Mosaic. Appropriately lifted the curtains on how mosaics are made and the labor that goes into them. Taught me something I'd like to continue given time!
Yolands Adra - Jun 10, 2022
An excellent class and introduction to mosaic taught by Pauline. My husband and I now have a better appreciation for this centuries-old art technique, which has inspired us to learn more!
Rachel Herring - May 2, 2022
Great day - although there were moments when I was not sure whether my mosaic would come together it did! Rada (teacher) was patient, inspiring and supportive. Cafe is a real gem.
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16

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Your Teacher

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.

Class Location
1London School of Mosaic
Gospel Oak/Hampstead
181 Mansfield Road
Ludham Basement
NW3 2HP
London

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One Day Course in Mosaic: Direct Method

Reviews

Conner Southall - Jun 15, 2022
Wonderful workshop on Mosaic. Appropriately lifted the curtains on how mosaics are made and the labor that goes into them. Taught me something I'd like to continue given time!
Yolands Adra - Jun 10, 2022
An excellent class and introduction to mosaic taught by Pauline. My husband and I now have a better appreciation for this centuries-old art technique, which has inspired us to learn more!
Rachel Herring - May 2, 2022
Great day - although there were moments when I was not sure whether my mosaic would come together it did! Rada (teacher) was patient, inspiring and supportive. Cafe is a real gem.
Richard Rudman - May 1, 2022
Absolutely loved it! Entertaining informative and ultimately rewarding. I would wholeheartedly recommend the experience to anyone who wants to try something creative and different.
Rosemary Clunie - Apr 3, 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my one day mosaic course. The teacher was excellent and very helpful. A very friendly environment. Highly recommended.
Zoraide Dronkers - Mar 30, 2022
I loved doing the mosaic course.
RonaMac - Jan 18, 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my one day course on making a mosaic by the direct method. The tutor was fabulous, taught us lots and gave us great advice on our pieces. It was a great introduction to a wonderful craft and had encouraged me to do more. Great cafe next door too!
Christine Dickinson - Dec 5, 2021
Fantastic day thank you
Rhona Summerfield - Dec 5, 2021
Lovely time with Alex a great informative tutor who demystified a lot of mosaic questions and queries - had a great day; where did the time go! Thank you. I will be back to do the two day course.
Victoria Stoner - Oct 9, 2021
Very cool class! Alex was a great instructor and very helpful. Would definitely take again!
Elisa Musiu - Oct 9, 2021
This was such a great day, really enjoyed it and would definitely come back! Thanks
Jannine Badstuber - Oct 8, 2021
I was an enjoyable course. I throughly enjoyed the creative process. Would definitely come back.
Sam Addai - Oct 4, 2021
I really loved the course with Alex McHallam, great teacher and a great day. I would highly recommend!
Maria - Oct 3, 2021
Great fun, the time was filled from start to finish. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor who gave a lot of assistance and feedback. Plenty of choice of supplies to create a fanatastic small mosaic. Tea/coffee and biscuits to keep us going. Lovely cafe on site for lunch with delicious home made food and very reasonable price. I am really pleased with what I made and recommend you try too.
Melanie Mercer - Sep 13, 2021
Inspirational!
Veronica Lamarche - Sep 6, 2021
Really great course that really sets you up to make your own mosaics afterwards at home. Alex was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Vanessa Loaiza - Sep 1, 2021
I had a great time. Alex was so knowledgeable and helpful. She stayed extra time just to make sure we were all finished. I would definiely recommend it and I look forward to using this new skill in the future!
Meg Camm - Aug 25, 2021
Alex a really good teacher I support the request to be prepared with designs for the class as even simple designs take all day. Materials were plenty and varied to use. Back to Alex as she set a welcoming tone for the whole day. I certainly recommend this course to others Meg
Claire Widgery - Aug 23, 2021
I had a horrible start to the full day Beginner's Course on Saturday 21st August because the instructions to the car park [I am a Blue Badge holder] were totally inadequate. I had been helped to reserve a place by Marvin in the office during the week but the instruction to collect the parking permit before class required me to find the address and a parking place to safely leave my car before doing so! The number of the School of Mosaic was very hard to see from the road and way beyond the entrance to the parking area. The office phone was not answered when I tried for help. Fortunately Alex my course tutor later picked up a call - she had supplied us with her number - and came out into the road to help me find the entrance car parking space and permit for display alongside my disabled badge. She was friendly, understanding and very generous considering she was also just beginning the course with the other participants [another of whom had also had similar problems]. The good news is that having got over my parking problems etc I had a very good day. The course was well organised and relaxed. Alex was very skilled at meeting the needs of a varied group and created a supportive atmosphere. Without seeming to pressure us she got us through the required stages providing help when required without fuss or patronising us. Her humour and chocolate digestive biscuit were great and we all left very satisfied and proud of our own and each other's achievements! Thankyou
Philippa Matthews - Aug 22, 2021
We had a great time, learned a lot and individuality was able to flourish! Thank you Alex.
Alexander Jones - Jul 26, 2021
Really enjoyed a busy but rewarding day. Guidance from the host was insightful and always seemed to be at just the right moment. Plenty of tools & tiles to choose from which made designing my first mosaic a joy.
Mona - Jul 24, 2021
Amazing class, amazing instructor!
Nicky Gist - Jul 19, 2021
Great teacher and airy space to work in which was cool on a boiling day. Alot to fit in the hours and a shame that the end was time tight but I really enjoyed it!
Anonymous - Jun 14, 2021
It was okay, I learned that I could draw the tile shape on the wood, but overall I had learned way more from online videos, and other online materials before. The atmosphere around the school was very nice. I feel the course was lacking instruction and technique teaching. I was hoping to get detailed explanation of use of tools, cutting or tiles laying technique, and comment or advice on the design choice (what's suitable, not suitable), but all of them were not really covered. We were only given a paper about ways to cut into different shapes, but I don't think the tutor actually covered the cutting technique other than just asking us to try it, I feel that we were effectively just given the space and materials to work on a piece that day with limited explanation and guidance. I thought it was a course, not an experience day. Perhaps if was intended that way, it should be advertised that way?
Wanda Wyporska - Apr 22, 2021
Great day course on which I learned such a lot about the techniques. Good teacher, great cafe and I've signed up for a two day course now!
Val - Nov 22, 2020
Great Class!! Paula is a real artist and know how to teach with lots of kindness. Thank le for everything x
Yvonne - Nov 22, 2020
We had such a lovely day at the one day mosaic course. Paola was really friendly encouraging and helpful and we are delighted with our finished products after the day. Thank you for a great time. We hope to come back again next year!
claire - Nov 1, 2020
The workshop was excellent - well run, lots of information. The tutor, Paola, was both knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a lot, enjoyed the day and would recommend to others.
Peter - Sep 27, 2020
A really good introduction to mosaics.
Nicky - Sep 27, 2020
Excellent class, really enjoyed it. Very well set up for current circumstances and Paola was a superb teacher. Would highly recommend this class.
Sara - Sep 10, 2020
Such a great day, the class was really well taught and paced for a group of newbies. Paula was a great tutor and helped us elevate our ideas to look as good in real life as they did in our minds! Highly recommended.
Julia - Aug 1, 2020
Fantastic course, thank you very much
Sharon Clewes - Sep 10, 2019
The course was excellent. I had never done any mosaic work before but after this course I love it and would like to do more. The teacher was superb - friendly, helpful and encouraging. I’d come again in a flash.
Tracie Woodman - Sep 10, 2019
Tutor was passionate and enabled all students to complete their project. Plenty of equipment and choice of materials. My experience certainly made me want to go back for more! I had a really enjoyable day, a very socialable group with lots if giggles as well as the hard work concentrating! In n our break I chatted to students on another class and If I lived in London I would certainly have looked into doing a diploma. The school has a great ethos, very engaged with local community and happy that by attending a course with them it helps support this work.