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Four Saturday Mosaic Course

Four Saturday Mosaic Course: Various techniques

Saturdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd June 2018

 10am-1pm on Sat 2nd and 23rd June
 10am-5pm on Sat 10th and 16th June

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:


Book and pay:

Value of this course: £235.00 (20 hours of tutoring)

Special Price: £175.00

Price includes materials, tuition and the mosaic you make to take home.

Price Options

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

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

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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