South London Mosaic art classes in London
South London Mosaic art classes in London

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South London Mosaic

13 reviews
13 reviews

Giulia Manzoni is an Italian Graduated Mosaicist from the Mosaic School of Spilimbergo (Italy) where she gained a complete mosaic education spanning from history and design to fabrication and installation. Now based in London, Giulia collaborated on numerous projects such as the floor restoration of the Victoria &Albert Museum. She is also involved in several bespoken mosaic projects and in mosaic teaching.

Her mosaic teaching experience started in 2014 when she was working as Costumer Mosaic Designer in a mosaic studio based in San Francisco. After moving to London she started her own mosaic courses under the name of South London Mosaic.

South London Mosaic is a mosaic studio open to everyone, beginners, hobbyists and for those who would like to improve their own mosaic skills. Is a studio where the students have the opportunity to learn the ancient art of Mosaic through short weekend workshops and one to one session. The purpose of these courses is to provide them the best opportunity and experince to create a piece of art guided by the knowledge of an expert mosaicist.

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Sharon Bedworth
14 Sep
I booked the Mosaic Workshop for my friends birthday. We both had a really enjoyable day. Giulia was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. We were given clear instructions but allowed to experiment and be creative whilst knowing that Giulia was there so that we could ask any questions. The day was relaxing and very enjoyable. Thank you.
Sharon Bedworth
14 Sep
I booked the Mosaic Workshop for my friends birthday. We both had a really enjoyable day. Giulia was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. We were given clear instructions but allowed to experiment and be creative whilst knowing that Giulia was there so that we could ask any questions. The day was relaxing and very enjoyable. Thank you.
Pearl
3 Sep
Interesting to know the difference between indirect and direct techniques. Also, it was fun to see how working with glass squares for the mosaic was tricker than the mattes square ones. Giulia was lovely and welcoming. She was great in giving advice as you worked on your piece. She was really informative and very accommodating. It was great to see her working on pieces whilst we worked. Provided tea/coffee/water and biscuits. The workshop was a lovely environment to work in. She also took pictures of us whilst we worked throughout the day- which was wonderful as we got pictures to remember the day along with the mosaic! Would definitely recommend the workshop.
Pearl
3 Sep
Interesting to know the difference between indirect and direct techniques. Also, it was fun to see how working with glass squares for the mosaic was tricker than the mattes square ones. Giulia was lovely and welcoming. She was great in giving advice as you worked on your piece. She was really informative and very accommodating. It was great to see her working on pieces whilst we worked. Provided tea/coffee/water and biscuits. The workshop was a lovely environment to work in. She also took pictures of us whilst we worked throughout the day- which was wonderful as we got pictures to remember the day along with the mosaic! Would definitely recommend the workshop.

Reviews

Sharon Bedworth
14 Sep
I booked the Mosaic Workshop for my friends birthday. We both had a really enjoyable day. Giulia was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. We were given clear instructions but allowed to experiment and be creative whilst knowing that Giulia was there so that we could ask any questions. The day was relaxing and very enjoyable. Thank you.
Sharon Bedworth
14 Sep
I booked the Mosaic Workshop for my friends birthday. We both had a really enjoyable day. Giulia was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. We were given clear instructions but allowed to experiment and be creative whilst knowing that Giulia was there so that we could ask any questions. The day was relaxing and very enjoyable. Thank you.
Pearl
3 Sep
Interesting to know the difference between indirect and direct techniques. Also, it was fun to see how working with glass squares for the mosaic was tricker than the mattes square ones. Giulia was lovely and welcoming. She was great in giving advice as you worked on your piece. She was really informative and very accommodating. It was great to see her working on pieces whilst we worked. Provided tea/coffee/water and biscuits. The workshop was a lovely environment to work in. She also took pictures of us whilst we worked throughout the day- which was wonderful as we got pictures to remember the day along with the mosaic! Would definitely recommend the workshop.
Pearl
3 Sep
Interesting to know the difference between indirect and direct techniques. Also, it was fun to see how working with glass squares for the mosaic was tricker than the mattes square ones. Giulia was lovely and welcoming. She was great in giving advice as you worked on your piece. She was really informative and very accommodating. It was great to see her working on pieces whilst we worked. Provided tea/coffee/water and biscuits. The workshop was a lovely environment to work in. She also took pictures of us whilst we worked throughout the day- which was wonderful as we got pictures to remember the day along with the mosaic! Would definitely recommend the workshop.
Jenny Goodwin
31 Aug
I am of a certain age and a rather nervous beginner, Giulia was kind, patient and helpful. The course was complete bliss from start to finish.
Jenny G
31 Aug
I had the most wonderful day. I'm a of a certain age and a rather nervous beginner and Giulia could not have been more patient, kind and helpful, I learnt so much. Complete bliss from start to finish
Anonymous
25 Aug
Great course - highly recommended - the half day flew by!!
Dan
20 Jun
Excellent fun and we learnt a lot about the history of mosaics too, highly recommended!
Jean Williams
4 Feb
A great fun day out, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Guilia. I learnt a lot too and came away with a real sense of achievement having completed my own mosaic panel! Guilia is an excellent teacher, very friendly, patient and experienced. The small class size results in a much more personal and flexible approach. The location near Holborn is great too. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone irrespective of their experience in mosaics (or none as in my case!) Have a go you will not regret it. Thank you very much Guilia!!
Laura Yearsley
20 Jan
Giulia was a fantastic teacher and this course was absolutely brilliant. She very helpful and patient and I walked away with a beautiful mosaic that I was very proud to have made. I would 100% recommend this course!
Gabrielle
19 Jan
Me and my mum had a great day at Giulia's lovely studio! Giulia was very welcoming and knowledgable. All materials were laid out and ready to go and there was a great selection of tiles and colours to choose from. Everything was explained clearly and the time flew bye as we saw our work come together piece by piece.The best moment is right at the end, grouting done and you're cleaning the tiles, the whole thing comes to life and the colours pop! Thanks for a great day, we're very happy with what we made!
Rachael
14 Oct
I had a great day at South London mosaic studio - I was really impressed with how much I had learnt in only 8 hours! Giulia was really supportive and encouraging in all stages of the course, and offered extra help when needed. The studio was well-equipped with the tools we needed to use to make our mosaic and the materials were of very high quality. Whilst we were cutting and laying out tiles, Giulia was telling us all about the origins of mosaic, different techniques and her personal work. Her knowledge and passion for mosaic is extensive and certainly made me want to continue learning more about the artform.
Pia
8 Oct
Giulia is hugely knowledgable and experienced, a real expert in her field who is able to transmit her passion for the craft and the range of techniques clearly and with great enthusiasm. Her beautiful studio is well-equipped with everything you need to make your own piece of mosaic. Time really flew by as we drew out our designs, learned how to cut and arrange tiles and then mix concrete to assemble the final framed work. I particularly loved selecting the colours of beautiful tiles for my design, and seeing the 'big reveal' as the piece is refined and completed. Giulia is really encouraging and was on hand to help with the inevitable challenges that arise when learning new skills. I've always admired mosaic- from Roman to Victorian examples, so it was fascinating to hear about how they are made and gain insight into the skills of the mosaicist. I was extremely proud to bring home my finished work and explain all the techniques i had learned in just one day.

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