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One Day Courses in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesdays daytime various dates)
Jul
3
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:

3rd July, 11th Sept and 30th Oct

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.

Tutor: Adam Stanley

Adam is an experienced mosaicist and teacher, overseeing our projects with schools and personalised education. He set up a London-based mosaic studio in 2005 specialising in collaborations with schools throughout London and abroad, while also working on private commissions. He trained as a theatre designer at Motley Design School and is fluent in German and Italian with a degree in Modern Languages from King’s College Cambridge.

www.squaredcirclemosaicstudio.com

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3rd July
11th Sept
30th Oct

 

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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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

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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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 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

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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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