Various Techniques Mosaic Course

10 week course for beginners and improvers, who wish to explore a variety of mosaic techniques and materials.

Pottery And Mosaics Class

Ten session course


Hampstead NW3

Various Techniques Mosaic Course
by London School of Mosaic
Ten session course
£265 per person


Ten session course


A mosaic course for beginners and students with some experience of mosaic making who would like to expand their practice and learn a different technique. Students will work on their own individual project, emphasis will be placed on a personal approach to your design.

You will be able to make a mosaic choosing from one of the following techniques: direct, indirect, double indirect (into plastercine) or direct into tile adhesive. Cutting and shaping material with tile nippers will be taught, including how to form a curve. Use of the mosaic hammer and hardie to cut down stone and marble will also be covered. You will be able to explore the expressive possibilities of mosaic in your use of ‘andamento’ (different ways of laying down your mosaic tesserae to create different effects).

Week by week

  • Weeks 1 and 2: Designing your mosaic and developing a colour and material cartoon
  • Weeks 3 to 9: Making the mosaic in the group assisted by your tutor
  • After week 5 there is a half term break (coinciding with the school term)
  • Week 10: Grouting, and/or turning the mosaic depending whether you used the direct or indirect method

Your tutor: Catherine Parkinson

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

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Thu 16 Jan 2020, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Hampstead, NW3 2HP
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Hampstead, NW3 2HP
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Hampstead, NW3 2HP
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Fri 17 Jan 2020, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Fri 31 Jan, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Fri 7 Feb, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Fri 14 Feb, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Fri 28 Feb, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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Fri 13 Mar, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Fri 20 Mar, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Fri 27 Mar, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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Class location

181 Mansfield Road

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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.

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There will be a wide range of materials available for you to use, including: Vitreous glass tiles, ceramic tiles, stone and marble and china. Detailed information sheets will be available for you to take home on all techniques, cutting skills and 'andamento'. Tuition will be mainly individual with group instruction and discussion where appropriate, with working samples on each technique shown. All equipment and materials will be provided, although you are welcome to bring in any materials you may have that you would like to use. Information and advice will be given on suppliers of equipment and materials. Please bring some images/sketches to the first session that you think you might like to use as a basis for your mosaic design. Be aware that after week 5 there is a half term break. Hot meals are available on day-time courses Monday to Friday when our canteen is open.

Age Requirement


Flexible cancellation policy

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

Various Techniques Mosaic Course
by London School of Mosaic
Ten session course
£265 per person
Ten session course
from £265 per person