Ten session course
Creating portraits in mosaic is a great way to pay homage to a person of historical importance, an important family member or to celebrate a person in our local community. Portraiture is a repeating genre in Greek, Byzantine and Roman mosaic including portraits of Emperors, depictions of gods and goddesses, and later on Christian themes. The durability and strength of mosaic created a long-lasting art-form viable for the representation of power, belief and aesthetics.
Students will learn how to systematically design and make a portrait with mosaic tiles, using ceramic and vitreous glass. Thinking about abstraction while at the same time paying attention to detail will enhance the student's ability to make quick and refined artistic decisions. The course delivers technical, design and analytical skills to make a well designed figurative mosaic.
What students learn:
- To understand the techniques and materials of mosaic: cutting tiles, using andamento and lines, working in the indirect method, how to grout a mosaic with this method
- To work closely from an image, and how to reproduce it best
- To understand the structure and composition of a portrait, and how best to translate this into mosaic
About the tutor: Dr Silvie Jacobi
Silvie has a background in Fine Art Painting and has since 2007 worked on portrait projects at Southbank Mosaics and now at our school. She teaches Drawing on the Mosaic Design Module on our Diploma in Mosaic Studies. She also has a PhD in Geography with an interest in researching art schools in relation to their city/place.
Select a class time
Mon 20 Jan, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 27 Jan, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 3 Feb, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 10 Feb, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 17 Feb, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 24 Feb, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 2 Mar, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 9 Mar, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon 16 Mar, 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.
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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 on this course will be supplied. Please send images of a portrait you want to interpret in mosaic to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.