Portraits in Mosaic by London School of Mosaic - art in London

Portraits in Mosaic

Portraits in Mosaic by London School of Mosaic - art in London

by London School of Mosaic

3 reviews
3 reviews
10 week mosaic course making portraits. All levels welcome. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Pottery And Mosaics Class

Ten session course

Beginner

Hampstead NW3

Portraits in Mosaic
by London School of Mosaic
Portraits in Mosaic by London School of Mosaic - art in London
Ten session course
£250 per person

Overview

Ten session course

Evening

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.

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Mon 13 Jan 2020, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Hampstead, NW3 2HP
8 slots left

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

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Irene
30 Jul
Fabulous course with excellent individual support and guidance. Sylvie, the tutor, is very patient, flexible and always ready to provide help and advice when required. The studio has an abundance of materials and you will be given loads of inspiration to help you produce your work.
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Penny
10 Sep
The teachers were very professional and patient. I det decided to make a portrait in mosaic from a photograph I had taken and the result was amazing all credit to the guiduidance of the tutor which made all the difference The group working was very beneficial too and all staff welcoming and friendly. The venue with display of amazing mosaics makes it very conducive to learning and being creative

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review
Irene
30 Jul
Fabulous course with excellent individual support and guidance. Sylvie, the tutor, is very patient, flexible and always ready to provide help and advice when required. The studio has an abundance of materials and you will be given loads of inspiration to help you produce your work.
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Penny
10 Sep
The teachers were very professional and patient. I det decided to make a portrait in mosaic from a photograph I had taken and the result was amazing all credit to the guiduidance of the tutor which made all the difference The group working was very beneficial too and all staff welcoming and friendly. The venue with display of amazing mosaics makes it very conducive to learning and being creative
review
Penny
10 Sep
The teachers were very professional and patient. I det decided to make a portrait in mosaic from a photograph I had taken and the result was amazing all credit to the guiduidance of the tutor which made all the difference The group working was very beneficial too and all staff welcoming and friendly. The venue with display of amazing mosaics makes it very conducive to learning and being creative

Class location

Hampstead
181 Mansfield Road
NW3 2HP
London

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Portraits in Mosaic 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 on this course will be supplied. Please send images of a portrait you want to interpret in mosaic to: silvie.jacobi@lsomosaic.com

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Portraits in Mosaic
by London School of Mosaic
Portraits in Mosaic by London School of Mosaic - art in London
Ten session course
£250 per person
Ten session course
from £250 per person