Mosaic Course Gift Voucher (Several options)
May
1
to Dec 31

Mosaic Course Gift Voucher (Several options)

Mosaic Course Gift Voucher

Get a discount of 10% off when you buy two gift vouchers!

A mosaic course voucher is a unique gift, as you are giving someone the opportunity to be creative, learn one of the most ancient art skills and to design and make their own piece of art. The recipient of the voucher will have a year to redeem it for a place at one of our short courses at www.lsomosaic.com

Voucher Options:

  • Day Course Voucher: £85 voucher which is ideal for a complete beginner wanting a taster class in mosaic making, valid for 1 place at any 1 day class (up to 6h duration).
  • Short Course Voucher: £175 voucher which is suitable for a beginner, valid for 1 place at a mosaic course of 6/7 weeks (evenings) or a weekend session  (up to 16h duration).
  • 10 Week Master Class Voucher: £235 voucher ideal for improvers or advanced learners and valid for 1 place at a  mosaic master class of up to 10 weeks (evenings) or  over weekends (up to 20h duration).
  • 12 Week Master Class Voucher: £260 voucher ideal for improvers or advanced learners and valid for 1 place at a mosaic master class of up to 12 weeks (evenings) or over weekends (up to 30h duration).
     

Buy 1 Voucher:

Gift Voucher Options - 1 place valid for 1 year.
This Voucher is for: (Name)

Buy 2 vouchers and receive a 10% discount:

Gift Voucher Options - 2 places valid for 1 year (10% Discount)
This Voucher is for: (Name)

Payment method: Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

Terms & Conditions

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays daytime)
Jul
25
to Dec 5

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays daytime)

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Wednesdays from 10am-5pm, next dates in 2018

  • 25th July
  • 19th September
  • 31st October
  • 5th December

For beginners and improvers. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, photograph or your original design whilst learning a variety of techniques, from classic to modern to create your own unique mosaic.

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 specialist mosaic studio, in which we give everyone individual attention and help on their project.

One day courses are suitable for people who are complete beginners wanting try a taster session to learn the basics of mosaic making and have a fun day. You will create a small piece of 14cm square mosaic using the direct method. In order to be able to complete the mosaic within the given time the design must be simple such as a star, or a flower, or a heart or an object silhouette. 

All materials will be supplied. We have design templates available on the day.  Alternatively, if you would like to work on your own design, please bring this printed out or as a drawing with you. 

Our mosaic course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic
  • How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
  • How to use mosaic making tools e.g. nippers
  • How to cut and lay ceramic and glass vitreous tiles
  • How to grout and complete your mosaic.

Select date and book:

25th July
19th Sept
31st October
5th December

 

Payment method: Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

Terms & Conditions

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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4-Week Ceramics Course (Tuesday Evening)
Sep
4
to Sep 25

4-Week Ceramics Course (Tuesday Evening)

4 Weeks Ceramics Course - All levels

Tuesday Evening from 4th to 25th Sept
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Beginners/intermediate, no previous experience required/or people can build on previous experience. 

This course will introduce to the specific demands and rewards of working with clay – showing clearly what can and cannot be done with it. It will outline the main hand-building techniques (not throwing on the wheel) and surface decoration techniques. It is process and material led, rather than project led. This means that students are free to choose their own themes for shapes and decoration.

Students are encouraged to bring their own source material for their personal projects but if they need guidance or inspiration this will be given. A collection of ceramics and books for reference will be available.

 The students may expect to make some or all of the following:

  • a series of small tiles with various decorative techniques
  • a series of small “makers mark” stamps
  • a group of small slab-built pieces and/or some larger pieces
  • platters or bowls using slump moulds provided
  • one or more coiled or pinched pots
  • sculptural work may also be made

Book and Pay

Price: £95 (excluding materials - £10 per person for all materials)

Price Options

 Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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Sep
5
to Sep 26

4-Week Ceramics Course (Wednesday Evening)

4 Weeks Ceramics Course - All levels

Wednesday Evening from 5th to 26th Sept
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Beginners/intermediate, no previous experience required/or people can build on previous experience. 

This course will introduce to the specific demands and rewards of working with clay – showing clearly what can and cannot be done with it. It will outline the main hand-building techniques (not throwing on the wheel) and surface decoration techniques. It is process and material led, rather than project led. This means that students are free to choose their own themes for shapes and decoration.

Students are encouraged to bring their own source material for their personal projects but if they need guidance or inspiration this will be given. A collection of ceramics and books for reference will be available.

 The students may expect to make some or all of the following:

  • a series of small tiles with various decorative techniques
  • a series of small “makers mark” stamps
  • a group of small slab-built pieces and/or some larger pieces
  • platters or bowls using slump moulds provided
  • one or more coiled or pinched pots
  • sculptural work may also be made

Book and Pay

Price: £95 (excluding materials - £10 per person for all materials)

Price Options

 Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)
Sep
20
to Nov 29

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Thursdays starting 20th Sept. from 6-9pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 25th Oct)

For beginners and improvers, who wish to explore a variety of mosaic techniques and materials. 

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).

  • 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.
 

Examples of previous work

Tutor: Catherine Parkinson

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist. She has been working in the mosaic medium for 22 years. Her original training was in textiles: she has a degree in hand embroidery, with secondary study in drawing and painting from Manchester Metropolitan University.

She currently teaches mosaic part-time in adult education. She has worked with community groups, schools and in mental health facilitating the making and installation of publicly sited mosaics. She has undertaken private mosaic commissions  for walls and floors.

Last but by no means least she makes her own mosaic art, for exhibition and sale. Examples of her own work, together with commissioned and community projects can be viewed on her website: www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and pay:

This course gives you 30 hours teaching time. Price includes materials, tuition and the mosaic you make to take home.

Price Options

Payment method: Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Tuesday evening)
Sep
25
to Oct 30

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Tuesday evening)

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method

Tuesdays evenings 6:30-9:00pm for 6 weeks, starting on 25th Sept 

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, your original design or photograph whilst learning a variety of styles and techniques. You will learn the basics of mosaic making using the indirect method (mirror-reversed onto paper), and exploring the rules of mosaic. This technique is used for large public installations, where you work in the studio in preparation for a site installation. 

On this course you will complete a mosaic of size 20cm x 20cm which is a good size to learn all skills involved in the indirect method and complete your piece on time. 

We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials. You are also welcome to bring in your own found objects or tiles to use. You do not need to be especially good at drawing for this course as full tuition and help is available.

Participants from all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well equipped studio, and receive technical advice from our mosaicist tutors. 

This course covers

  • The indirect method of mosaic making mosaic onto paper
  • How to interpret and transform a photograph or drawing into a mosaic
  • How to work with nippers to cut mosaics
  • Work with ceramic and vitreous glass tiles
  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.
  • How to prepare a base, turn, grout and clean your mosaic

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 25th Sept until 30th October
  • 6:30-9:00pm
  • 15 hours of teaching in total

Tutor: Paula Ligo

Paula has been working as a mosaic tutor at our studios for over 7 years, specialising in teaching children and adults with special needs. She has devised and run many of our short courses for adults, which were received with much praise of her patience and ability to encourage everyone's creativity. She has a background in illustration and holds an MA in Design for Sustainable Environments. 

Book and pay:

Price Options

Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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Byzantine Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Byzantine Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Byzantine Mosaic - Weekend Course

Friday to Sunday 28rd-30th September 2018

Hammer and Hardie technique using smalti glass. Recommended for those with some craft and previous mosaic making experience, who want an introduction to this traditional technique. 

You will create a Byzantine Style Mosaic using the traditional tools for mosaic hammer and hardie. You will learn how to cut and shape the Italian 'smalti' type of glass, marble and natural stones to create a 20x20cm mosaic to take home. This short course will allow you to recreate a small design or part of a design of an old Byzantine Mosaic to take home with you.

Mosaic art flourished in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 15th centuries when Byzantine churches decorated their walls with golden mosaics. Lots of the great mosaics made during that period can be seen in Italy, especially in Ravenna, and the Middle East.

DAY 1 (Friday 6.30-8.30pm):

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  • Defining the design
  • Introduction on Byzantine Mosaics
  • Learning how to transfer / draw an image in preparation for creating a mosaic
  • How to use Hammer and Hardie to make mosaic

DAY 2 (Saturday 10.00-6.00pm):

  • Practice of cutting natural stones and smalti (a special type of glass for mosaic)
  • The direct method of mosaic making onto wooden board
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) for Byzantine Mosaic
  • How to create a stunning work using colour and movement

DAY 3 (Sunday 10.00-4.00)

  • Completing mosaic to take home

The course includes all materials apart from Gold tiles, but these will be available to purchase at our school. Images of Byzantine Mosaics will also be available on the day.

Tutor: Giulia Vogrig

Giulia have been working continuously as a professional mosaic maker since Ieaving the Mosaic School in Spilimbergo, Italy, in 2006. Working first in Italy before moving to London where I have worked for established mosaic artists and on personal projects like for the National Theatre, Merchant Taylors' Hall, the princess of Jordan.

Book and pay 

Price Options

Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method

Sat 6th and Sun 7th Oct from 10am to 4pm

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, your original design or photograph whilst learning a variety of styles and techniques. You will learn the basics of mosaic making using the direct method (directly onto a surface), and exploring the rules of mosaic.

On this course you will complete a mosaic of size 20cm x 20cm which is a good size to learn all skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece on time. The direct method allows you to make mosaics at all sizes for interiors.  

We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials. You are also welcome to bring in your own found objects or tiles to use. You do not need to be especially good at drawing for this course as full tuition and help is available.

Participants from all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well equipped studio, and receive technical advice from our mosaicist tutors. 

This course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic making directly onto wood
  • How to interpret and transform a photograph or drawing into a mosaic
  • How to work with nippers to cut mosaics
  • Work with ceramic and vitreous glass tiles
  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.
  • How to grout and clean your mosaic.

Tutor: Debra Collis

Debra is an experienced mosaic artist with a BFA Fine Art from Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University, who also trained at the Orsoni Mosaic School in Venice. She has developed many community projects and loves to teach mosaic: www.createmosaic.com

Book and pay:

Price Options

Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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Portraits in Mosaic (Monday evening)
Oct
8
to Dec 10

Portraits in Mosaic (Monday evening)

Portraits in Mosaics

Starting 8th October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 10 weeks.

All levels welcome. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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.

Learning aims

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 should be able to do at the end of the course:

  1. 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
  2. To work closely from an image, and how to reproduce it best
  3. To understand the structure and composition of a portrait, and how best to translate this into mosaic

Tutor: Silvie Jacobi

Silvie has worked with our studio for more than 10 years, and has experience of making and teaching figurative mosaic. On our diploma she teaches life drawing and art theoretical context. She holds a BA Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art, and is also currently completing a PhD in Geography. 

Book and pay:

Price Options

Please send us up to 3 images of portraits you would like to use as template for your mosaic

Payment method: Payments are being made through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic

Saturday 13th October 10am-5pm

For beginners. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

A mosaic taster course during  which you will learn  the basics of mosaic making using the direct method. You will make a 10cms square tile or coaster exploring the possibilities of pattern making in the mosaic medium. A wide range of materials will be available for you to choose from, including vitreous glass tiles, matt ceramic tiles, and vintage patterned china.

You will learn how to cut down and shape your tesserae using tile nippers , stick down your mosaic into a pattern of your own design then grout and clean your mosaic ready to take home at the end of the day.

All equipment and materials are provided and detailed handouts on all aspects of the course will be given.

This short intensive course will introduce you to the pleasures of mosaic making and enable you to continue making mosaics independently  or come back to learn more!

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TUTOR: CATHERINE PARKINSON

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist. She has been working in the mosaic medium for 22 years. Her original training was in textiles: she has a degree in hand embroidery, with secondary study in drawing and painting from Manchester Metropolitan University.

She currently teaches mosaic part-time in adult education. She has worked with community groups, schools and in mental health facilitating the making and installation of publicly sited mosaics. She has undertaken private mosaic commissions  for walls and floors.

Last but by no means least she makes her own mosaic art, for exhibition and sale. Examples of her own work, together with commissioned and community projects can be viewed on her website: www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and pay

Price and Date Options

Payment method: Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on 'Buy Now'. If you don't have a Paypal account you must select the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

Terms & Conditions

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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Byzantine Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Byzantine Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Byzantine Mosaic - Weekend Course 

Friday to Sunday 2nd-4th November 2018

Hammer and Hardie technique using smalti glass. Recommended for those with some craft and previous mosaic making experience, who want an introduction to this traditional technique. 

You will create a Byzantine Style Mosaic using the traditional tools for mosaic hammer and hardie. You will learn how to cut and shape the Italian 'smalti' type of glass, marble and natural stones to create a 20x20cm mosaic to take home. This short course will allow you to recreate a small design or part of a design of an old Byzantine Mosaic to take home with you.

Mosaic art flourished in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 15th centuries when Byzantine churches decorated their walls with golden mosaics. Lots of the great mosaics made during that period can be seen in Italy, especially in Ravenna, and the Middle East.

DAY 1 (Friday 6.30-8.30pm):

hammer hardie - good pic.png
  • Defining the design
  • Introduction on Byzantine Mosaics
  • Learning how to transfer / draw an image in preparation for creating a mosaic
  • How to use Hammer and Hardie to make mosaic

DAY 2 (Saturday 10.00-6.00pm):

  • Practice of cutting natural stones and smalti (a special type of glass for mosaic)
  • The direct method of mosaic making onto wooden board
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) for Byzantine Mosaic
  • How to create a stunning work using colour and movement

DAY 3 (Sunday 10.00-4.00)

  • Completing mosaic to take home

The course includes all materials apart from Gold tiles, but these will be available to purchase at our school. Images of Byzantine Mosaics will also be available on the day.

Tutor: Giulia Vogrig

Giulia have been working continuously as a professional mosaic maker since Ieaving the Mosaic School in Spilimbergo, Italy, in 2006. Working first in Italy before moving to London where I have worked for established mosaic artists and on personal projects like for the National Theatre, Merchant Taylors' Hall, the princess of Jordan.

Book and pay 

Price Options

Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday)
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday)

One Day Course in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Saturday 3rd Nov from 10am-5pm

For beginners and improvers. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, photograph or your original design whilst learning a variety of techniques, from classic to modern to create your own unique mosaic!
Mosaic is a slow pace 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 creative studio and each class has capacity to maximum 8 students so everyone can have individual attention and help from the artist tutor. 

One day courses are suitable for people who are complete beginners wanting try a taster session to learn the basics of mosaic making and have a fun day. You will create a small piece of 14cm square mosaic using the direct method. In order to be able to complete the mosaic within the given time the design must be simple such as a star, or a flower, or a heart or an object silhouette. After completing your booking you must submit your design ideas for approval before the start day of the course.

See examples of small mosaic works:

Our mosaic course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic
  • How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to cut and lay ceramic and glass vitreous tiles using tile nippers
  • How to grout and complete your mosaic.

See some options of designs: DESIGNS FOR A 1 DAY COURSE

TUTOR: PAULA LIGO

Paula has been working as a mosaic tutor at our studios for over 7 years, specialising in teaching children and adults with special needs. She has devised and run many of our short courses for adults, which were received with much praise of her patience and ability to encourage everyone's creativity. She has a background in illustration and holds an MA in Design for Sustainable Environments. 

Book and pay

Price Options

Payment method: Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on 'Buy Now'. If you don't have a Paypal account you must select the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

Terms & Conditions

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

After completing your booking, please send us your design to info@lsomosaic.com  

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Roman Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Roman Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Roman Mosaic Direct method - Weekend course

For beginners and improvers . Work with hammer and hardie using marble and natural stones.

A ‘hands on’ approach to learning about Roman mosaics.During this course you will be able to make your own mosaic, choosing from one of several designs all taken from original Roman mosaic borders. You will be taught how to use the mosaic hammer and hardie to cut down stone and marble and learn how to lay the tesserae into your chosen design. A wide range of stone and marble will be available for you to choose from.When the laying of your mosaic is complete you will then grout and clean it .By the end of the course you will have made an authentic Roman mosaic, learnt basic mosaic skills using the direct method and although the emphasis will be on making , there will also be an opportunity to gain some knowledge of the history of Roman mosaics.

Course content

DAY 1 (Friday 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Short introduction to Roman mosaic making
  • How to use the hammer and hardie to cut down stone and marble tesserae.
  • How to use tile nippers to shape and trim material.
  • How to form a curve.
  • Choosing your design.

DAY 2 (Saturday 10.00-6.00pm):

  • Drawing out your design onto board.
  • Cutting and laying your mosaic tesserae into your chosen design.

DAY 3 (Sunday 10.00-4.00)

  • Finish laying your mosaic.
  • Grouting, cleaning and edging your mosaic.
  • Talk/ discussion on the history of mosaics and the characteristics inherent in Roman mosaics.
  • Planning your next mosaic, feedback on the course.

Tutor: Catherine Parkinson

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist. She has been working in the mosaic medium for 22 years. Her original training was in textiles: she has a degree in hand embroidery, with secondary study in drawing and painting from Manchester Metropolitan University. She currently teaches mosaic part-time in adult education. She has worked with community groups, schools and in mental health facilitating the making and installation of publicly sited mosaics. She has undertaken private mosaic commissions  for walls and floors.

 www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and Pay

Price Options

Payment method: Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

Terms & Conditions.

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Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method

Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Dec from 10am to 4pm

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, your original design or photograph whilst learning a variety of styles and techniques. You will learn the basics of mosaic making using the direct method (directly onto a surface), and exploring the rules of mosaic.

On this course you will complete a mosaic of size 20cm x 20cm which is a good size to learn all skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece on time. The direct method allows you to make mosaics at all sizes for interiors.  

We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials. You are also welcome to bring in your own found objects or tiles to use. You do not need to be especially good at drawing for this course as full tuition and help is available.

Participants from all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well equipped studio, and receive technical advice from our mosaicist tutors. 

This course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic making directly onto wood
  • How to interpret and transform a photograph or drawing into a mosaic
  • How to work with nippers to cut mosaics
  • Work with ceramic and vitreous glass tiles
  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.
  • How to grout and clean your mosaic.

Tutor: Silvie Jacobi

Silvie has worked with our studio for more than 10 years, and has experience of making and teaching figurative mosaic. On our diploma she teaches life drawing and art theoretical context. She holds a BA Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art, and is also currently completing a PhD in Geography. 

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One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Monday)
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Monday)

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic 

Monday 3rd December 10am-5pm

For beginners. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

A mosaic taster course during  which you will learn  the basics of mosaic making using the direct method. You will make a 10cms square tile or coaster exploring the possibilities of pattern making in the mosaic medium. A wide range of materials will be available for you to choose from, including vitreous glass tiles, matt ceramic tiles, and vintage patterned china.

You will learn how to cut down and shape your tesserae using tile nippers , stick down your mosaic into a pattern of your own design then grout and clean your mosaic ready to take home at the end of the day.

All equipment and materials are provided and detailed handouts on all aspects of the course will be given.

This short intensive course will introduce you to the pleasures of mosaic making and enable you to continue making mosaics independently  or come back to learn more!

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TUTOR: CATHERINE PARKINSON

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist. She has been working in the mosaic medium for 22 years. Her original training was in textiles: she has a degree in hand embroidery, with secondary study in drawing and painting from Manchester Metropolitan University.

She currently teaches mosaic part-time in adult education. She has worked with community groups, schools and in mental health facilitating the making and installation of publicly sited mosaics. She has undertaken private mosaic commissions  for walls and floors.

Last but by no means least she makes her own mosaic art, for exhibition and sale. Examples of her own work, together with commissioned and community projects can be viewed on her website: www.catherineparkinson.com

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If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com 

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Half Term Ceramics Day for Families (Daytime)
Feb
12
to Feb 13

Half Term Ceramics Day for Families (Daytime)

Half Term Ceramics Day For Families

Next available date: Tuesday 13th February

Time: 2pm-4pm

with Ceramicist Matilda Moreton

Venue: London School of Mosaic

Come for a fun day with your children and create your own memorable pottery and sculptural objects in clay. No previous experience is required.

Price: £20 each (adult or children) per session

Matilda graduated from the ceramics department of Central St Martin's College of Art and Design in 2004, with a degree show piece called Liquid History, which mapping the River Thames through Central London. Moving from west to east through history, a series of ancient to modern ceramic techniques reflect each historical period. The fourth panel, depicting the London's Docklands, used digital print technology and was purchased by CSM for the college collection.

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Payment method: Secure payment is being made online through Paypal - choose the number of places and click on Buy Now. If you don't have a Paypal account, then choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London NW5 4SF.

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If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@lsomosaic.com

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