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.

Voucher Options:

  • One Day Course Voucher: £85 voucher which is ideal for a complete beginner wanting a taster class in mosaic making, valid for one place at any one day class (usually a 7h duration).

  • Short Course Voucher: £175 voucher which is suitable for a beginner, valid for one place at a mosaic course of six / seven 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 one 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 one 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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Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Monday evening)
Jan
7
to Feb 11

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Monday evening)

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method

Monday evenings 6:30-9:00pm for 6 weeks, starting on 7th January 2019

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

  • Monday 7th Jan until 11th Feb 2019

  • 6:30-9:00pm

  • 15 hours of teaching in total

Tutor: Alex McHallam

Alex McHallam is a mosaic maker and has been running classes and workshops for the last eight years. She is passionate about mosaics and in encouraging people to tap into their creativity.  She is currently studying for a MA in Contemporary Craft at the University of Hertfordshire and is Chair of the British Association for Modern Mosaics.  When not making mosaics, Alex is a garden designer specialising in plants and planting. 

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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4-Week Ceramics Course (Wednesday Evening)
Jan
9
to Jan 30

4-Week Ceramics Course (Wednesday Evening)

4 Weeks Ceramics Course - All levels

Wednesday Evening from 9th January to 30th January
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 daytime)
Jan
17
to Mar 28

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)

Thursdays starting 17th Jan from 1:30-4:30pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 21st Feb.)

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*

Price Options

*This course requires a minimum of 5 people for it to run.

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

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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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)
Jan
17
to Mar 28

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Thursdays starting 17th Jan from 6-9pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 21st Feb.)

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:

Price Options

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

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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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime) - Fully booked
Jan
18
to Mar 29

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime) - Fully booked

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime)

Fridays starting 18th Jan from 1-4pm for 10 weeks (half term break 22nd Feb)

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 (fully booked)

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

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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One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday)
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday)

One Day Course in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Saturday 19th January 2019 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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One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays daytime)
Jan
23
to Mar 13

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays daytime)

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Wednesdays from 10am-5pm, next dates

  • 5th December (Fully booked)

  • 23rd January

  • 13th February

  • 13th March

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

23rd January
13th February
13th March

 

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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Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method

Sat 26th 10am-6pm and 27th Jan 10am-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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One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday) - Fully booked
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday) - Fully booked

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic

Saturday 2nd February 2019 10am-5pm

For beginners. Work with broken china and ceramics 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 (Fully booked)

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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Roman Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Feb
8
to Feb 10

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

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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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Smalti Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Smalti Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Smalti Mosaic - Weekend Course

Friday to Sunday 15-17th February

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 mosaic with Smalti using the traditional tools for mosaic, hammer and hardie. You will learn how to cut and shape the specialist Italian hard glass to create a 20x20cm mosaic to take home (other size options are available).

Smalti was used especially during the Byzantine era, ranging from 6th to the 15th centuries, when churches decorated their walls with opulent mosaics featuring mainly icons. Mosaics made during this period can be seen in Italy, especially in Ravenna.

Today smalti is a popular medium for large-scale commissions of contemporary mosaic internationally, yet most of the specialists working in this medium are still only located in Italy. Strengths of smalti are brilliance in colour, diversity of surface effects and durability.

DAY 1 (Friday 6.30-8.30pm):

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  • Defining the design

  • Introduction on working with Smalti

  • 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 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)

  • 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.

Tutor: Giulia Vogrig

Giulia worked continuously as mosaic maker in Italy and the UK since Ieaving the renowned Mosaic School in Spilimbergo in 2006. She has worked for established mosaicists such as Gary Drostle, and also developed and consulted on her own commissions nationally and internationally. She recently lead various maker workshops at King's College London, Classics Department. 

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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Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies (Monday Evening)
Feb
25
to Apr 1

Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies (Monday Evening)

6 Week Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies

Starting 25th Feb until 1st April 2019, 6.00-8.30pm

This course is all about gardens and flowers and plants. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Mosaics have been used in gardens since the time of the Romans. They can be used to bring colour to a dark corner or add elegance to a balcony or roof terrace. You have a place for a mosaic in your outside space, however large or small.

In this six week course you will learn how to use the direct method of mosaic making to transform plant pots or to turn a plant saucer into a bird bath.  Or if you prefer, you can create a mosaic picture using gardens and nature as your inspiration.  This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little experience, but everyone is welcome!

This course covers

  • Which materials are suitable to go outside

  • How to use the direct method on a basic 3D form such as a plant pot

  • How to interpret and transform a photograph or drawing into a mosaic

  • How to use mosaic making tools

  • How to cut and lay mosaic tiles

  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work

  • How to create a stunning work using colour theory

  • How to grout and clean your mosaic

The size of your mosaic will depend on the surface you choose, but it should be up to 25-30cm square in size. All materials will be supplied including ceramic and vitreous glass, crockery, plant saucers and pots, but you are welcome to bring your own ceramic or terracotta vessels to decorate (unglazed only). Please be sure to send a picture of these to us first so that we can tell you if they are suitable. If you have any broken crockery you would like to use in your design you are welcome to bring it along.

Tutor: Alex McHallam

Alex McHallam is a mosaic maker and has been running classes and workshops for the last eight years. She is passionate about mosaics and in encouraging people to tap into their creativity.  She is currently studying for a MA in Contemporary Craft at the University of Hertfordshire and is Chair of the British Association for Modern Mosaics.  When not making mosaics, Alex is a garden designer specialising in plants and planting. 
 

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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

If you need to miss a class during a mosaic course, it's possible to arrange a different time and day to replace those hours.

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One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic 

Saturday 2nd March 10am-5pm

For beginners. Work with broken china and ceramics 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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Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)
May
2
to Jun 30

Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)

Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)

Starting Thursday 2nd May for 8 weeks until 20th June 2019

For students with some prior art, craft or design experience.

A twenty hour course which will introduce you to basic techniques of

  • Polystyrene Carving

  • Applying a Cement Skin and considering the 3-dimensional form: creative andamento.

By the end of the course you will have made a unique sculpture of an animal (eg Tortoise, Bird or frog ) or a figure of your own choice.

Week by week outline

Week 1: Carving polystyrene

  • Welcome/Introduction to project

  • Planning 3D design, tools ,safety, demos, technique

  • Templates, Stitching, Sanding

Week 2: Cement application

  •  Mixing consistency, application, layers, extra strength, curing

  • Looking at cement artists/mosaicists/gardens and sculptures

Week 3: Designing and planning

  • Planning your mosaic, defined areas, creative andamento

  • Drawing and sketching ideas in colour, defining areas

  • Estimating quantity of tiles and selecting materials

  • Looking closely at artists work in 3-dimension

  • Drawing onto sculpture

Weeks 4-7: Tile cutting, creating flow and adhesive consistency

  • Mixing adhesive: safety and consistency, working time

  • Tile cutting,safety, andamento laying techniques and options

  • Size of tesserae and interstices

  • Looking at each others work.

  • Common mistakes and best practice

Week 8: Grouting and finishing

  • Grout consistency: 3d application techniques and cleaning

  • Group appraisal and comments.

Tutor: Chevre Mehmet

Chevre is an experienced and versatile mosaic tutor, who has a established her practice in sculptural mosaic. She has taught at various levels of art and design adult education in London. She holds a BA in Textiles/Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. Chevre is also a piano teacher and has an interest in sustainability of our natural environment.

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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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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 unglazes ceramics and vitreous glass 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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Christmas Ceramics for Families (Drop-in)
Nov
13
to Dec 4

Christmas Ceramics for Families (Drop-in)

Christmas Ceramics for Families (Drop-in)

Make your own Christmas tree decorations and Christmas presents in ceramics - little bowls, spoons, buttons and beads. No previous experience is required.

Price: £22 each (adult or children) per session

Available sessions

You can come to all the sessions or only attend one: 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th December

The sessions run from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Matilda Moreton

Matilda Moreton attended the Ceramic Design degree course at Central St Martins, graduating in 2004, specialising in surface design and hand built ceramics.

As well as teaching, her practice includes site-specific installation projects and thrown tableware.

See Matilda's website: www.matildamoreton.com

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Dates running: 13th November, 20th November, 27th November, 4th December

One place

Please choose how many sessions you want to attend
please specify the date

Two places

Please choose how many sessions you want to attend
please specify the date

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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