Mosaic Course Gift Voucher (Several options)
Dec
5
to Jul 31

Mosaic Course Gift Voucher (Several options)

Mosaic Course Gift Voucher

Check our Valentine's Sale. 20% off 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.

 

Valentine's Sale!

Buy 2 vouchers and receive a 20% discount:

Gift Voucher Options - 2 Places Valid for 1 Year (20% Discount)


Gift Vouchers are valid for 1 year.
Valentines Day Sale applies until 14th February at midnight.

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 (Monday Evening)
Jan
15
to Feb 19

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Monday Evening)

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method for 6 weeks

Starting Monday 15th January to Monday 19th February
6 weeks from 6:30pm 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.

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

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. Please our Terms & Conditions

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One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesday daytime)
Jan
24
to Jul 25

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesday daytime)

One Day Course in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Wednesday from 10am-4pm

Next Dates: 24th January, 21st February, 21st March, 25th April, Wednesday 23rd May, 20th June, 25th July.

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 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 24th January / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Wednesday 21st February / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Wednesday 21st March / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Wednesday 25th April / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Wednesday 23rd May / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Wednesday 20th June / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Wednesday 25th July / Time: 10am - 4pm.

After completing your booking, please send us your design to info@lsomosaic.com  
See some options from our design templates:
DESIGNS FOR A 1 DAY COURSE

Price: £85 (includes all materials and tuition)

10% Discount applies when booking 2 or more places.


Book 1 place:

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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.

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 (Saturday)
Feb
3
to Jun 23

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Saturday)

One Day Course in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Saturday from 10am-4pm

Next Dates: 3rd February, 10th March, 28th April, 23rd June 2018.

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 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:

Saturday 3rd February / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Saturday 10th March / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Saturday 28th April / Time: 10am - 4pm.
Saturday 23rd June / Time: 10am - 4pm.

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

Price: £85 (includes all materials and tuition)

10% Discount applies when booking 2 or more places.

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

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

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Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Thursday evening)
Feb
22
to Mar 29

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Thursday evening)

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method

On Thursdays Starting 22nd February till 29th March

from 6.30pm to 8.30pm 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.


Tutor: Debra Collis

Debra is a practising artist and mosaicist.  She originally trained in Fine Art (Painting) and fell in love with mosaics whilst in Venice, completing an intensive course at the famous Orsoni School of Mosaic in Italy.  Since then after the mosaic bug took hold, she designed and completed numerous private and public mosaic commissions including community, school and private projects, and has taught classes to both adults and children for many years.

 

Book and pay:

Price:  £150.00 Early Bird Price extended until Monday 12th February. (includes materials, tuition and your mosaic)

Regular Price (after 13th Feb): £175.00 (includes materials, tuition and your mosaic)

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.

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

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. Please our Terms & Conditions

 

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Mosaic as Mixed Media: Direct Method (Wednesday daytime)
Feb
28
to Mar 21

Mosaic as Mixed Media: Direct Method (Wednesday daytime)

Mosaic as Mixed Media: Direct Method

Starting Wed 28th February till Wed 21st March, 2018 (4 WEEKS)

On Wednesdays from  10:30am till 2:30pm

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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Four Saturday Mosaic Course: All techniques
Mar
3
to Mar 24

Four Saturday Mosaic Course: All techniques

Four Saturday Mosaic Course: Choose a technique

Saturdays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March 2018

Times:
 10am-1pm on Sat 3rd and 24th March
 10am-5pm on Sat 10th and 17th March


For students 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.

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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:
£175.00 Early Bird Price Extended Until Monday 19th February 2018. (includes materials and tuition)

£195.00 Regular Price after 20th February 2018. (includes materials and tuition)

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.

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

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 when our school is open. Please read our Terms & Conditions

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Roman Mosaic Master Class (Wednesday evening)
Mar
7
to May 23

Roman Mosaic Master Class (Wednesday evening)

Roman Mosaic Master Class

Direct Method (Wednesday Evenings)

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For Improvers & Beginners

Wednesday, 7th March 2018 – Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

12 week class on Wednesday Evenings (30 hours)

Time: 18.00 - 20:30

Great opportunity to make a copy of an original Roman Mosaic size 20cm x 20cm learning about the most traditional method in mosaic.
The mosaic will be made through the direct technique so you will  learn the original roman andamento  and  basic mosaic skills how to cut, shape lay and grout this material into your chosen design. The  emphasis will be on making but  there will also be an opportunity to gain some knowledge of the history of Roman mosaics.

Tutor: Giulia Manzoni
Giulia Manzoni is a Master Mosaicist from world famous Mosaic School in Spilimbergo, Italy, renowned as one of the greatest mosaic schools in the world. She has worked in San Francisco and London, including restauration works done for the V&A museum.

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All equipment and materials are supplied. You will need to choose a taken from an original Roman mosaic:    View Design Templates

Course content :

  • Briefly  explanation about what mosaic is and its history and development through the ages;
  • Study of dividing the image into a roman mosaic layout (Andamenti) and prepare the  working surface, to which tiles will be applied;
  • How to use mosaic making tools, cutting and how to lay mosaic tiles using tweezers and adhesive cement on a wood support;
  • Producing a mosaic piece from a sketch using a direct technique;
  • Grouting , cleaning and finishing your mosaic.

Book and Pay:

Price: £260 (Includes all 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

Read our Terms & Conditions.

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4-Week Ceramics Course for Adults (Wednesday Evenings)
Mar
7
to Mar 28

4-Week Ceramics Course for Adults (Wednesday Evenings)

Ceramics Course for Adults

Starting 7th March for 4 Weeks

Wednesday Evenings from 7pm - 9pm

For Beginners

This course will introduce the specific demands and rewards of working with clay – showing clearly what can and cannot be done with it.

The course 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

 
A wide variety of surface decoration techniques will be studied over the 4-week course.  

We will work with white or red earthenware clay and a range of coloured decorating slips as well as some highlights using stains.

 All the work will be bisque fired. Selected work will be given a transparent glaze, and glaze fired.


Tutor: Matilda Moreton
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.

 

Price: £95 for the whole course of 4 weeks including all materials.

A 10% 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.

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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Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies (Monday Evenings - 6 Week)
Apr
9
to May 14

Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies (Monday Evenings - 6 Week)

6 Week Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies

Starting Monday 9th April until 14th May 2018

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm for 6 weeks

This course is all about gardens and flowers and plants.

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!

Example of a plant saucer made into a bird bath mosaic.

Example of a plant saucer made into a bird bath mosaic.

Example of a vase decorated in mosaic for garden or indoor use.

Example of a vase decorated in mosaic for garden or indoor use.

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
 

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


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.  When not making mosaics, Alex is a garden designer specialising in plants and planting. 
 

Price: £175 - All materials, your mosaic and tuition inclusive.

Buy 2 or more places and earn a 5% discount.

Price Options:
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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.

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.

Please our Terms & Conditions

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Weaving Style of Mosaic - Mexican Designs (weekend)
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Weaving Style of Mosaic - Mexican Designs (weekend)

Weaving Mosaic Course - Inspired by Mexican designs

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Time: 10am - 4pm

Suitable for all levels. 

This course welcomes people from all levels of skills, from complete beginners to more experienced mosaic practitioners wanting to develop their skills using the traditional tools for mosaic, the hammer and hardie. Participants will create their own mosaics inspired by Mexican designs, and learn how to cut and shape smalti glass and ceramic tiles 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: Caterina Goi
Caterina is a professional mosaic maker and studied at the world famous Mosaic School of Spilimbergo, Italy.
 

BOOK AND PAY:

Price: £175.00

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

After completing your booking please send your design ideas for approval to info@lsomosaic.com

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Byzantine Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Byzantine Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Byzantine Mosaic- Weekend Course

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

Friday 27th April from 6.30 till 8.30pm

Saturday 28th April from 10am till 6pm

Sunday 29th April from 10am till 4pm

For all levels. 

This course welcomes people from all levels of skills to learn the techniques required to create a Bysantine Style Mosaic using the traditional tools for mosaic, the hammer and hardie. You will learn how to cut and shape the Italian 'smalti' type of glass, marble and natural stones to create a 20cm square 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.

 

THIS COURSE COVERS

DAY 1 (Friday 6.30-8.30pm):

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  • Defining the design
  • Learning how to transfer image
  • Introduction on how to use the 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 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) for Byzantine Mosaic
  • How to create a stunning work using colour and movement

DAY 3 (Sunday 10.00-4.00)

  • How to finish a mosaic.
  • Completing mosaic to take home

The course includes all materials apart from Gold tiles, but these will be available to purchase at our school.

After completing your booking please send your design ideas for approval to info@lsomosaic.com 
Images of Byzantine Mosaics will also be available on the day.
 

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.
 

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Price: £175.00 (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

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Masterclass: Portraits in Mosaic (Monday evening)
May
7
to Jul 9

Masterclass: Portraits in Mosaic (Monday evening)

Masterclass: Portraits in Mosaics

Starting 7th May 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

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Sculptural Mosaic: “Abstract Self Portrait” (Weekend)
May
12
to May 26

Sculptural Mosaic: “Abstract Self Portrait” (Weekend)

London School of Mosaic is pleased to be hosting Leona Matuszczak from Artist's Resource for the first time to run the following short course:

Sculptural Mosaic: “Abstract Self Portrait” 

For 4 Days:

  • Sat May 12th

  • Sat May 19th

  • Sun May 20th

  • and Sat May 26th

from 11am – 3pm

Learn the principles on how to build a sculpture for mosaic out of clay and decorate it in mosaic. The theme will be Abstract Self Portraits, where learners will decorate the clay form they create with images of things they like or that represent their hobbies, talents and preferences, using mosaic tiles such as vitreous glass, ceramic tiles and crockery.

The sculpture will be up to 16cm x 16cm x 12cm in size and made onto a 20cm square wooden board.

All materials will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring any special tiles that you have to create a personalised sculpture!


Method outline:
Day 1 - Design and Create form using clay
Day 2 - Starting Mosaic
Day 3 - Mosaic using direct method
Day 4 -  Finishing Mosaic and Grouting the sculpture to take home.


Tutor: Leona Matuszczak

Leona is a Mosaic Artist, Art Workshop Facilitator and Creativity Coach from London in the U.K. She has a bold use of colour and draws inspiration from Historical Tile work, Sacred Sites such as Stone Circles and the plants she grows at her Allotment plot. Leona has a strong emphasis on participation, feeling that the process of making Art is important for personal development and great for bringing people together in their community. 

Her works include a major Public Artwork at St James Square, Muswell Hill, North London in December 2016, made with around 50 participants and a large Community Mosaic in East Finchley, of which MP Jeremy Corbyn opened in 2014. 

See more of Leona’s work here.
 


Price: £175 (includes all materials and tuition)

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

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 when our school is open.

Please read our Terms & Conditions

 

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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.

Book and Pay:

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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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Introduction to Hammer and Hardie using Natural Stones (Weekend) - Fully booked
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Introduction to Hammer and Hardie using Natural Stones (Weekend) - Fully booked

Introduction to Hammer and Hardie using Natural Stones (Weekend)

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

This course is now FULLY BOOKED.

Please Contact us if you wish to receive a notification when we have new dates for this course.

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.

After completing your booking please send your design ideas for approval to info@lsomosaic.com

BOOK AND PAY:

Price: £150.00 - Early Bird Price for Bookings until Sunday 14th January

Regular Price for this course: £175.00 

(All prices include all materials and tuition) 

This course is now 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, 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

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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

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