4-Week Ceramics Hand building Course (Monday all day)
May
13
to Jun 10

4-Week Ceramics Hand building Course (Monday all day)

4 Weeks Ceramics Hand building Course - Mondays all day (20 hours)

Mondays May 13th, May 20th, June 10th and June 17th
Time: 10am until 4pm

This course provides a general introduction to ceramics for beginners and further study of new ceramic materials and techniques for previous students. It 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.

We will continue to use earthenware clay, slips and oxides and we will try out some new techniques such as marbling and monoprinting. We will also explore the new territory of stoneware clays and glazes

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

Book and Pay

Price: £200 (excluding materials - £10 per person for all materials)
You can book how many classes you want to attend.

Choose how many sessions you wish to book:
Date/s you will attend:

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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One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays daytime various dates)
May
29
to Sep 11

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays daytime various dates)

One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Wednesdays from 10am-5pm, next dates:

29th May, 3rd July and 11th Sept

For beginners and improvers. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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 paced 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 specialist mosaic studio, in which we give everyone individual attention and help on their project.

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 14cm 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. 

All materials will be supplied. We have design templates available on the day.  Alternatively, if you would like to work on your own design, please bring this printed out or as a drawing with you. 

Our mosaic course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic

  • How to transform a design idea into a mosaic

  • How to use mosaic making tools e.g. nippers

  • How to cut and lay ceramic and glass vitreous tiles

  • How to grout and complete your mosaic.

Select date and book

29th May
3rd July
11th Sept

 

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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 Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method

Sat 8-9th June 2019 from 10am to 5pm

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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.

On this course you will complete a mosaic of size 20cm x 20cm which is a good size to learn all skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece on time. The direct method allows you to make mosaics at all sizes for interiors.  

We have a large range of unglazes ceramics and vitreous glass 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 all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well equipped studio, and receive technical advice from our mosaicist tutors. 

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 work with nippers to cut mosaics

  • Work with ceramic and vitreous glass tiles

  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.

  • How to grout and clean your mosaic.

Tutor: Debra Collis

Debra is an experienced mosaic artist with a BFA Fine Art from Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University, who also trained at the Orsoni Mosaic School in Venice. She has developed many community projects and loves to teach mosaic: www.createmosaic.com

Book and pay:

Price Options

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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 Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic 

Saturday 15th June May 10am-5pm (was post-poned from 25th May)

For beginners. Work with broken china and ceramics using nippers.

A mosaic taster course during  which you will learn  the basics of mosaic making using the direct method. You will make a 10cms square tile or coaster exploring the possibilities of pattern making in the mosaic medium. A wide range of materials will be available for you to choose from, including vitreous glass tiles, matt ceramic tiles, and vintage patterned china.

You will learn how to cut down and shape your tesserae using tile nippers , stick down your mosaic into a pattern of your own design then grout and clean your mosaic ready to take home at the end of the day.

All equipment and materials are provided and detailed handouts on all aspects of the course will be given.

This short intensive course will introduce you to the pleasures of mosaic making and enable you to continue making mosaics independently  or come back to learn more!

tile gallery web.jpg

TUTOR: CATHERINE PARKINSON

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

www.catherineparkinson.com

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 you must select the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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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One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday)
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday)

One Day Course in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method

Saturday 22nd June from 11am-6pm

For beginners and improvers. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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 14cm 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.

TUTOR: Paula Ligo

Paula has been working as a mosaic tutor at our studios for over 7 years, specialising in teaching children and adults with special needs. She has devised and run many of our short courses for adults, which were received with much praise of her patience and ability to encourage everyone's creativity. She has a background in illustration and holds an MA in Design for Sustainable Environments. 

Book and pay

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 you must select the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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Summer School: Various Mosaic Methods - fully booked
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Summer School: Various Mosaic Methods - fully booked

Summer school: explore various mosaic techniques

Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July, from 10am to 4pm each day

For beginners and improvers, who wish to explore a variety of mosaic techniques and materials. 

A mosaic week long 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.

TUTOR: CATHERINE PARKINSON

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

www.catherineparkinson.com

BOOK AND PAY (fully booked)

This course gives you 30 hours teaching time. Price includes materials, tuition and the mosaic you make to take home.

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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Mosaic study of Van Gogh in china, crockery and ceramics (Weekend)
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Mosaic study of Van Gogh in china, crockery and ceramics (Weekend)

Weekend Mosaic study of Van Gogh in china, crockery and ceramics

Sat 27th and Sun 28th July 10am-5pm

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with china, crockery and ceramics, using nippers.

A chance to explore the techniques of mosaic-making with broken china and ceramics whilst studying one of the world’s greatest artists. Programmed to run this summer at a time when Tate Britain will exhibit some of Van Gogh’s best-known paintings and will focus on how Britain inspired him and in turn Britain’s fascination with Van Gogh: Link to the exhibition.

You will make a 305 mm (12”) square mosaic using the direct method in the style of Van Gogh’s work, looking at his unique techniques. A wide range of materials will be available for you to choose from, including patterned china, crockery and glazed ceramic tiles. Demonstrations will be given at every stage by the tutor.

You will learn how to design a good mosaic, how to break down the 3-D materials to create the 2-D look you want using hand-held tile nippers, glues and grouts onto a wooden base – all materials included.

This weekend course will introduce beginners to the art of mosaic-making and teach you enough to continue on small projects at home afterwards. More ambitious projects can be achieved on other courses at the school.

Tutor: Helen Goodman

Helen Goodman is a freelance mosaic artist of 20 years and fully qualified teacher, running large community projects on the Isle of Wight and specialising in the use of china. Coming from a background in pattern and website design, she has a BA in Graphics from the University of Portsmouth.

Helen has her own mosaics business and runs courses for the local authorities on the island, as well as private courses and is currently working towards solo exhibitions and open studio events.

www.totlandmosaics.co.uk

Book and pay:

Price Options

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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: Indirect Method (Monday evening)
Sep
2
to Oct 7

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method (Monday evening)

Introduction to Mosaics: Indirect Method

Monday evenings 6:00-8:30pm for 6 weeks, starting on 2nd Sept

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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 indirect method (mirror-reversed onto paper) and exploring the rules of mosaic. This technique is used for large public installations, where you work in the studio in preparation for a site installation. 

On this course you will complete a mosaic of 20cm x 20cm which is a good size to learn all skills involved in the indirect method and complete your piece on time. 

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 all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well equipped studio, and receive technical advice from our mosaicist tutors. 

This course covers

  • The indirect method of mosaic making mosaic onto paper

  • How to interpret and transform a photograph or drawing into a mosaic

  • How to work with nippers to cut mosaics

  • Work with ceramic and vitreous glass tiles

  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.

  • How to prepare a base, turn, grout and clean your mosaic

Below you can see some of our previous students’ work:

Tutor: 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 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. 

www.alexmchallamartist.com

Book and pay:

Price Options

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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One Day Mosaic Making with Shells (Saturday)
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Mosaic Making with Shells (Saturday)

One Day Mosaic Making with Shells

Saturday, 14th Sept between 10am-5pm

For beginners. Work with shells - maybe found on your holiday - to create patterns in mosaic.

A one day course during which you will be able to make your own unique shell mosaic using the ‘direct method’ setting shells onto board using tile adhesive. As well as learning this mosaic technique, you will have the opportunity to explore the infinitely varied qualities of shells and how best to combine them to create beautiful patterns and surfaces .  Each student will work on individual projects and therefore the overall size and shape of your completed mosaic will vary according to the scale and intricacy of your design and choice of shells.

All equipment and materials will be provided and there will be a good range of shells for you to use but if you have your own shell collection then you are welcome to bring them along .

Tuition will be mainly individual, with group demonstrations where appropriate. Detailed hand-outs on this mosaic technique and suppliers of equipment and materials will be given.

Please note that you will not be able to take your mosaic home at the end of the day, as the tile adhesive will not have had time to dry sufficiently for you to transport it home safely and the shells are likely to fall out.

Arrangements for you pick up your mosaic at some stage during the following week can be discussed during the course- the school is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and also some evenings.

Tutor: Catherine Parkinson

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and pay

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)
Sep
19
to Nov 28

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)

Thursdays starting 19th Sept from 1:30-4:30pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 24th Oct)

For beginners and improvers, 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 Plasticine) 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.

Examples of previous work

Tutor: Catherine Parkinson

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and pay

Price Options

This course gives you 30 hours teaching time. Price includes materials, tuition and the mosaic you make to take home.

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)
Sep
19
to Nov 28

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Thursdays starting 19th Sept from 6-9pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 24th Oct)

For beginners and improvers, 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.

Examples of previous work

Tutor: Catherine Parkinson

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and pay

Price Options

This course gives you 30 hours teaching time. Price includes materials, tuition and the mosaic you make to take home.

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime)
Sep
20
to Nov 29

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime)

Fridays starting 20th Sept April from 1-4pm for 10 weeks (half term break 25th Oct)

For beginners and improvers, 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.

Examples of previous work

Tutor: Catherine Parkinson

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and pay

Price Options

This course gives you 30 hours teaching time. Price includes materials, tuition and the mosaic you make to take home.

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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)
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method (Weekend)

Introduction to Mosaics: Direct Method

Sat 28 and Sun 29th Sept 10am-5pm

For all levels. Beginners and improvers are welcome! Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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.

On this course you will complete a mosaic of size 20cm x 20cm which is a good size to learn all skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece on time. The direct method allows you to make mosaics at all sizes for interiors.  

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 all levels of skill are also welcome to join this course and practice their mosaic making skills at our well equipped studio, and receive technical advice from our mosaicist tutors. 

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 work with nippers to cut mosaics

  • Work with ceramic and vitreous glass tiles

  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow) into your work.

  • How to grout and clean your mosaic.

Examples of students’ work

Tutor: Debra Collis

Debra is an experienced mosaic artist with a BFA Fine Art from Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University, who also trained at the Orsoni Mosaic School in Venice. She has developed many community projects and loves to teach mosaic: www.createmosaic.com

Book and pay:

Price Options

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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One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday) - fully booked
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday) - fully booked

One Day Course in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method - Fully booked

Saturday 11th May 2019 from 11am-6pm

For beginners and improvers. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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 14cm 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.

TUTOR: PAULA LIGO

Paula has been working as a mosaic tutor at our studios for over 7 years, specialising in teaching children and adults with special needs. She has devised and run many of our short courses for adults, which were received with much praise of her patience and ability to encourage everyone's creativity. She has a background in illustration and holds an MA in Design for Sustainable Environments. 

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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 you must select the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic (Saturday)

One Day Pattern Making in Mosaic

Saturday 27th April 2019 10am-5pm

For beginners. Work with broken china and ceramics using nippers.

A mosaic taster course during  which you will learn  the basics of mosaic making using the direct method. You will make a 10cms square tile or coaster exploring the possibilities of pattern making in the mosaic medium. A wide range of materials will be available for you to choose from, including vitreous glass tiles, matt ceramic tiles, and vintage patterned china.

You will learn how to cut down and shape your tesserae using tile nippers , stick down your mosaic into a pattern of your own design then grout and clean your mosaic ready to take home at the end of the day.

All equipment and materials are provided and detailed handouts on all aspects of the course will be given.

This short intensive course will introduce you to the pleasures of mosaic making and enable you to continue making mosaics independently  or come back to learn more!

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TUTOR: CATHERINE PARKINSON

Catherine Parkinson is a freelance mosaic artist and teacher, specialising in decorative patterns and the innovative use of mosaic materials and techniques. She has been working with mosaic for 22 years, coming from a textiles background having studied a degree in hand embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Besides teaching on our specialist short courses she also teaches in other adult education institutions and works on private and public commission. She has her own mosaic practice with works exhibited in galleries.

www.catherineparkinson.com

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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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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Smalti Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Smalti Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Smalti Mosaic - Weekend Course

Saturday to Sunday 6th-7th April

Hammer and Hardie technique using smalti glass. Recommended for those with some craft and previous mosaic making experience, who want an introduction to this traditional technique. 

You will create a mosaic with Smalti using the traditional tools for mosaic, hammer and hardie. You will learn how to cut and shape the specialist Italian hard glass to create a 20x20cm mosaic to take home (other size options are available).

Smalti was used especially during the Byzantine era, ranging from 6th to the 15th centuries, when churches decorated their walls with opulent mosaics featuring mainly icons. Mosaics made during this period can be seen in Italy, especially in Ravenna.

Today smalti is a popular medium for large-scale commissions of contemporary mosaic internationally, yet most of the specialists working in this medium are still only located in Italy. Strengths of smalti are brilliance in colour, diversity of surface effects and durability.

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DAY 1 (Saturday 10.00-6.00pm):

  • Introduction on working with Smalti

  • Learning how to transfer / draw an image in preparation for creating a mosaic

  • How to use Hammer and Hardie to make mosaic

  • Practice of cutting smalti (a special type of glass for mosaic)

  • The direct method of mosaic making onto wooden board

  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow)

DAY 2 (Sunday 10.00-5.00)

  • Completing mosaic to take home

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

Tutor: Giulia Vogrig

Giulia worked continuously as mosaic maker in Italy and the UK since Ieaving the renowned Mosaic School in Spilimbergo in 2006. She has worked for established mosaicists such as Gary Drostle, and also developed and consulted on her own commissions nationally and internationally. She recently lead various maker workshops at King's College London, Classics Department. 

Book and pay 

Price Options

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, 181 Mansfield Road, London NW3 2HP.

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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One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday) - Fully booked
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Mosaic Course (Saturday) - Fully booked

One Day Course in Mosaic for Adults: Direct Method (fully booked)

Saturday 9th March 2019 from 10am-5pm

For beginners and improvers. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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 14cm 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.

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

TUTOR: PAULA LIGO

Paula has been working as a mosaic tutor at our studios for over 7 years, specialising in teaching children and adults with special needs. She has devised and run many of our short courses for adults, which were received with much praise of her patience and ability to encourage everyone's creativity. She has a background in illustration and holds an MA in Design for Sustainable Environments. 

Book and pay (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 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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Smalti Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Smalti Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Smalti Mosaic - Weekend Course

Friday to Sunday 15-17th February

Hammer and Hardie technique using smalti glass. Recommended for those with some craft and previous mosaic making experience, who want an introduction to this traditional technique. 

You will create a mosaic with Smalti using the traditional tools for mosaic, hammer and hardie. You will learn how to cut and shape the specialist Italian hard glass to create a 20x20cm mosaic to take home (other size options are available).

Smalti was used especially during the Byzantine era, ranging from 6th to the 15th centuries, when churches decorated their walls with opulent mosaics featuring mainly icons. Mosaics made during this period can be seen in Italy, especially in Ravenna.

Today smalti is a popular medium for large-scale commissions of contemporary mosaic internationally, yet most of the specialists working in this medium are still only located in Italy. Strengths of smalti are brilliance in colour, diversity of surface effects and durability.

DAY 1 (Friday 6.30-8.30pm):

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  • Defining the design

  • Introduction on working with Smalti

  • Learning how to transfer / draw an image in preparation for creating a mosaic

  • How to use Hammer and Hardie to make mosaic

DAY 2 (Saturday 10.00-6.00pm):

  • Practice of cutting smalti (a special type of glass for mosaic)

  • The direct method of mosaic making onto wooden board

  • How to use mosaic making tools

  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento (mosaic flow)

  • How to create a stunning work using colour and movement

DAY 3 (Sunday 10.00-4.00)

  • Completing mosaic to take home

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

Tutor: Giulia Vogrig

Giulia worked continuously as mosaic maker in Italy and the UK since Ieaving the renowned Mosaic School in Spilimbergo in 2006. She has worked for established mosaicists such as Gary Drostle, and also developed and consulted on her own commissions nationally and internationally. She recently lead various maker workshops at King's College London, Classics Department. 

Book and pay 

Price Options

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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Roman Mosaic Course (Weekend)
Feb
8
to Feb 10

Roman Mosaic Course (Weekend)

Roman Mosaic Direct method - Weekend course

For beginners and improvers . Work with hammer and hardie using marble and natural stones.

A ‘hands on’ approach to learning about Roman mosaics. During this course you will be able to make your own mosaic, choosing from one of several designs all taken from original Roman mosaic borders.

You will be taught how to use the mosaic hammer and hardie to cut down stone and marble and learn how to lay the tesserae into your chosen design. A wide range of stone and marble will be available for you to choose from.When the laying of your mosaic is complete you will then grout and clean it.

By the end of the course you will have made an authentic Roman mosaic, learnt basic mosaic skills using the direct method and although the emphasis will be on making , there will also be an opportunity to gain some knowledge of the history of Roman mosaics.

Course content

DAY 1 (Friday 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Short introduction to Roman mosaic making

  • How to use the hammer and hardie to cut down stone and marble tesserae.

  • How to use tile nippers to shape and trim material.

  • How to form a curve.

  • Choosing your design.

DAY 2 (Saturday 10.00-6.00pm):

  • Drawing out your design onto board.

  • Cutting and laying your mosaic tesserae into your chosen design.

DAY 3 (Sunday 10.00-4.00)

  • Finish laying your mosaic.

  • Grouting, cleaning and edging your mosaic.

  • Talk/ discussion on the history of mosaics and the characteristics inherent in Roman mosaics.

  • Planning your next mosaic, feedback on the course.

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.

 www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and Pay

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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