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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 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.


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.

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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

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.

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