Masterclass: Portraits in Mosaic (Tuesday evening)
Sep
19
to Nov 21

Masterclass: Portraits in Mosaic (Tuesday evening)

Masterclass: Portraits in Mosaics

Starting 19th Sept from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 10 weeks.

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 analytically construct a portrait with mosaic tiles. This will enhance their ability to make quick and refined artistic decisions with a sense of line, composition and texture. The course delivers technical, conceptual and analytical skills to enhance your visual decision making, and applying these in mosaic.

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

  1. To understand the techniques and materials of traditional mosaic: andamento, indirect method, grout, glass and ceramic tiles,
  2. To select and observe the image source for the mosaic, analysing ways of perception and expression,
  3. To transfer an image onto another surface and develop a colour scheme,
  4. To understand the internal structure and composition of a portrait

Week by week outline

Week 1

  • Introduction to our studio, materials and the course structure
  • Preparing your working surface: discussing how we can actualize your image in mosaic
  • transfering your image to the A4 wooden working surface with overhead projector
  • defining a colour scheme and select tiles accordingly

Week 2

  • Introduction to materials and method: Cutting tiles, abstraction, andamento, creating a border.
  • Laying tiles starting with central features and lines, working from inside the face to outside areas

Weeks 3 – 9

  • Laying tiles

Week 10

  • Grouting and cleaning. The work has to rest for a few days before the last cleaning can be done.
    (This is a flexible schedule, acknowledging that all of us work at different pace. Don’t worry if the work isn’t coming along as quickly as in this outline. You can use our studio at your own time after the tutored teaching time).
     

Book and pay:

Price: £235.00 (this includes materials and tuition)

- Earn 5% Discount when booking 2 places or more!

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

Terms and Conditions

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Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays)
Sep
20
to Nov 22

Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays)

1 and 2 Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays)

 

London School of Mosaic launches in September with 1 and 2 day mosaic courses for adults on some Wednesdays from 10am-4pm. 

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, your original design whilst learning a variety of techniques, from classic to modern to create your own unique mosaic! Our mosaic courses are tailored to each individual needs. 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.

The size of your mosaic will depend of the number of days/hours you choose:

 

1 Day Course (6 hours) - Direct Method: 

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 12cm 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.

Next available dates:

Wednesday 20th September / Time: 10am - 4pm.

Wednesday 25th October / Time: 10am - 4pm.

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 / Time: 10am - 4pm.


Book a place:

Price and Date Options

2 Day Course (12 hours) - Direct or Indirect Method:

Two day courses are suitable for all levels of students. Beginners will learn the basics of mosaic making and more experienced learners will learn more about different techniques and fixing methods of mosaic according to their need. You will create a 20cm square mosaic using either the direct or the indirect method (your choice). In order to be able to complete the mosaic within the given time the design must be something simple.

See examples of works by our students:

Our mosaic course covers

  • The direct or indirect method of mosaic: your choice!
  • 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
  • Techniques of 'andamento' (movement)
  • How to apply colour theory
  • How to grout and complete your mosaic.

Next dates available:

Wednesdays 11th and 18th October 2017 / Time: 10am - 4pm.

Book a place:

Price and Date Options

Please submit your design ideas to info@lsomosaic.com or choose an image from our two-day course design templates:  
VIEW DESIGN TEMPLATES


Materials: We provide all materials. Our studio has a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials, and you are also welcome to bring in your own found objects or tiles to use. 

Design templates: Designs are also available at our studio as we have lots of books. However it's highly advisable to come with a clear design idea in order to use your time in studio to actually make your mosaic.

    Payment method: Payments are being made through Paypal. If you don't have a Paypal account, Credit/Debit Card option is available through Paypal. 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

    Please read our Terms and Conditions.

    We also run a 14 week 'Introduction to Mosaic' Training Accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN) Wednesdays from 10am-3pm = £480

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    Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Thursday evening)
    Oct
    12
    to Nov 16

    Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Thursday evening)

    Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method

    On Thursdays Starting 12th October till 16th November

    from 6.30pm to 9.00pm for 6 weeks.

    For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome!

    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 using ceramic and vitreous glass tiles through the indirect method (working mirror reversed onto paper and turning the mosaic onto a surface). Class includes colour theory and some essencial rules of mosaic 'andamento' (mosaic flow).

    In this course you will complete a mosaic of size 20cm x 20cm, so that we ensure that you are able to cover all of the skills involved in the indirect method and complete your piece. 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 other levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our studio which is well equipped with a range of mosaic tiles in ceramic and glass and you will have support from a mosaic tutor.

    This course covers

    • The indirect method of mosaic making, turned onto wood
    • 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.

    Book and pay:

    Price: £175.00 (this includes materials and tuition)

    Early Bird Discount ended.

    Price Options

    Please send to info@lsomosaic.com up to 3 images of something you would like to use as template for your mosaic or choose one of our design 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: Direct Method (weekend)
    Nov
    18
    to Nov 19

    Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (weekend)

    Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method

    On Sat 18th Nov and Sun 19th Nov from 10am to 4pm

    For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome!

    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.

    In this course you will complete a mosaic of size 20cm x 20cm, so that we ensure that you are able to cover all of the skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece. 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 other levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our studio which is well equipped with a range of mosaic tiles in ceramic and glass and you will have support from a mosaic tutor.

    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 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.

    Book and pay:

    Price: £150.00 (this includes materials and tuition)  A %5 Discount applies when booking 2 or more places.

    Price options

    Please send to info@lsomosaic.com up to 3 images of something you would like to use as template for your mosaic or choose one of our design 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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    Quick Small Portrait in Mosaic - Indirect Method (Weekend)
    Nov
    18
    to Nov 19

    Quick Small Portrait in Mosaic - Indirect Method (Weekend)

    Quick Small Portrait in Mosaic:

    Indirect Method (Weekend)

    Sat 18th Nov and Sun 19th Nov from 10am to 4pm

    For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome!

    Learn how to create a quick portrait in mosaic in just one weekend! Participants will get inspired by famous artists such as Picasso who utilised quick and effective brush strokes to create his portraits and convey the essence of the character instead of aiming for perfection. You will learn how to cut and shape ceramic and glass tiles and work with the indirect method of mosaic (reversed),  how to apply mosaic 'andamento' into your work (movement),  explore colour contrast and include light and shade into your work. 

    In this course you will complete a small portrait in mosaic of size 15cm x 15cm. 

    We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including previously cut materials. You don't need to be good at drawing for this course as full tuition and help is available.
     

    This course covers

    • The indirect method of mosaic making directly onto wood
    • How to interpret and transform a portrait into mosaic
    • How to use mosaic making tools
    • How to cut and lay mosaic tiles
    • How to apply techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.
    • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
    • How to grout and clean your mosaic.

    Book and pay:

    Price: £150.00 (this includes materials and tuition) 

    Price Options

    Please send to info@lsomosaic.com up to 3 images of portraits you would like to do in mosaic.

    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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