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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.


  • 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 a design idea that would like to do during this course for approval.


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.   

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.

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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

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