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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

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