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 15th November / 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 15th and 22nd November 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 FOR A 2 DAY COURSE 


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: Direct Method (Mondays)
    Jan
    15
    to Feb 19

    Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Mondays)

    Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method for 6 weeks 

    ON MONDAY 15TH JAN TO MONDAY 19TH FEB- 6 WEEKS FROM 6:30 TO 8:30pm

    Suitable for beginners and improvers. 

    Over the six weeks students will be guided through making a simple mosaic from creating a design to finishing and grouting.  In this course students will learn the principles of what makes a good design, which colours to use and the basic principles of cutting tessarae and andamento (how to create a flowing pattern).   They will also be given a brief history of mosaic making.   A board 30 cm x 30 cm in size, tiles and other materials will be supplied.  All you will need to bring is an idea.

    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.

    After booking a place, please send to info@lsomosaic.com a design idea that would like to do during this course for approval.

    INSTRUCTOR: 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.   

    BOOK AND PAY
    Price: £150.00 (includes all materials) - 5% Discount applies when booking 2 or more places

    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 Hammer and Hardie using Natural Stones (Weekend)
    Feb
    3
    to Feb 4

    Introduction to Hammer and Hardie using Natural Stones (Weekend)

    Introduction to Hammer and Hardie using Natural Stones (Weekend)

    SAT 3rd FEB AND SUN 4th NOV FROM 10AM TO 4PM

    Suitable for all levels. 

    This course welcomes complete beginners and people wanting to improve their skills in mosaic using the traditional tools for mosaic, the hammer and hardie, and learn how to cut and shape natural stones to create a 20cm square mosaic to take home.

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    THIS COURSE COVERS:

    • Introduction on how to use hammer and hardie to make mosaic
    • Practice of cutting stones such as marble and other natural materials
    • The direct method of mosaic making onto wooden board
    • How to interpret and transform a photograph or drawing into a mosaic
    • How to use mosaic making tools
    • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.
    • How to create a stunning work using colour and movement
    • How to finish a mosaic.

    INSTRUCTOR: 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: £150.00 - Early Bird Discount for Bookings until Sunday 14th January (this includes materials and tuition) 

    Regular Price: £175.00  (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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    Mosaic as Mixed Media: Direct Method (Wednesday evenings)
    Feb
    7
    to Mar 21

    Mosaic as Mixed Media: Direct Method (Wednesday evenings)

    Mosaic as Mixed Media: Direct Method

    ON WED, FEB 7, 2018 TO WED, Wed, 21 MAR 21, 2018 (6 WEEKS) -  6:30-8:30pm

    For all levels. Both beginners and experienced mosaicists are welcome!

    This course is ideal if you are looking for something experimental and are keen to explore the boundaries of modern mosaic. The aims of this course are to:

    1. Use mosaic as a technique to make Art, as you will be creating work originating from your own idea or design;
    2.  Exploring the boundaries and overlaps between Mosaic and Mixed Media: pushing mosaic beyond tradition, experimenting new materials.

    Please note that this course will only partially cover the basics of mosaic if incidental to your work: it is intended to explore the thin line between mosaic and mixed media, whereby traditional mosaic making tools will be used little if at all, depending on the material used.

    You should have an idea of either the message you want to convey, the image you would like to represent, or the material you would like to use: you will be using a board of roughly 30x30cm or 30x40cm in size if abstract, 20x20cm if figurative.

    We provide some basic materials required to attach the tiles to the board: nails, screws, glue, cement. But this course requires you to find and bring your own material for the tiles: whether fabric, crockery, paper, metal, plastic or else, you will have the freedom to choose the material you think will better fit your piece, throughout the 6 sessions. Reusing discarded objects is strongly encouraged. You are welcome to use some of whichever reused material is available in the studio.

    THIS COURSE COVERS

    • How to cut and transform different material into tiles
    • How to attach those tiles to the board, by using direct method onto wood
    • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
    • How to clean and hang your mosaic.

    INSTRUCTOR: Francesca Busca

    To Francesca, art has the same importance as philosophy: its ultimate purpose is to provoke something in the viewer of its time. She wants to convey a clear message to the viewer, whether this is just a thought or an emotion, as strongly as the technical and creative capabilities of mosaic allow.

    Her aim is to prove how what is seen as rubbish is a relative and how it can be turned into something useful, fun and even beautiful. She thoroughly enjoys working within both the ethical and the material limitations which this choice entails.

    Francesca has a true and unconventional passion for mosaic, as it allows the use materials of all sorts: she strives to show the beauty and significance of each material in use. She never stops learning and experimenting. For wider significance she is on a mission to show the incredible - yet still quite unknown - potential of modern mosaic, as a fine art in its own right.

    BOOK AND PAY

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

    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: Indirect Method (Tuesday evening)
    Feb
    13
    to Mar 20

    Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Tuesday evening)

    Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method

    On Tuesdays Starting 13th February till 20th March

    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: £150.00 Early Bird Discount until Sunday 28th January. (includes materials and tuition)

    Regular Price (after 29th January): £175.00 (includes materials and tuition)

    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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    Mirror Mosaic Course (Weekend)
    Feb
    24
    to Feb 25

    Mirror Mosaic Course (Weekend)

    Mirror Mosaic Course - Weekend

    ON SAT 24TH FEB AND SUN 25TH FEB FROM 10AM TO 4PM

    Suitable for beginners and improvers. 

    Over a weekend students will be guided through making a beautiful mosaic for mirror from creating a design to finishing and grouting.  In this course students will learn the principles of what makes a good design, which colours to use and the basic principles of cutting tessarae and andamento (how to create a flowing pattern). They will also be given a brief history of mosaic making.  A board with a mirror will be provided and the size of the piece will vary between 20cm and 30 cm in size. Mosaic tiles and other materials will be also supplied.  All you will need to bring is an idea.

     

    THIS COURSE COVERS

    • The direct method of mosaic making directly onto wood
    • How to create a beautiful mirror with mosaics
    • 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.

    After booking this course, please send to info@lsomosaic.com up to 3 images of a design that you would like to do for approval.

    INSTRUCTOR: 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.   

    BOOK AND PAY

    Price: £150.00 (All materials and tuition included)

    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)
    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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