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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime) - Fully booked
Jan
17
to Mar 28

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime) - Fully booked

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime - fully booked)

Thursdays starting 17th Jan from 1:30-4:30pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 21st Feb.)

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. 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.

Last but by no means least she makes her own mosaic art, for exhibition and sale. Examples of her own work, together with commissioned and community projects can be viewed on her website: www.catherineparkinson.com

Book and pay*

*This course requires a minimum of 5 people for it to run.

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, 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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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)
Jan
17
to Mar 28

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Thursdays starting 17th Jan from 6-9pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 21st Feb.)

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. 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.

Last but by no means least she makes her own mosaic art, for exhibition and sale. Examples of her own work, together with commissioned and community projects can be viewed on her website: 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, 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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Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies (Monday Evening)
Feb
25
to Apr 1

Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies (Monday Evening)

6 Week Mosaics for Gardens and Balconies

Starting 25th Feb until 1st April 2019, 6.00-8.30pm

This course is all about gardens and flowers and plants. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

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!

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

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.

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 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. 
 

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

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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Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)
May
2
to Jun 30

Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)

Sculptural Mosaic (Thursday evening)

Starting Thursday 2nd May for 8 weeks until 20th June 2019

For students with some prior art, craft or design experience.

A twenty hour course which will introduce you to basic techniques of

  • Polystyrene Carving

  • Applying a Cement Skin and considering the 3-dimensional form: creative andamento.

By the end of the course you will have made a unique sculpture of an animal (eg Tortoise, Bird or frog ) or a figure of your own choice.

Week by week outline

Week 1: Carving polystyrene

  • Welcome/Introduction to project

  • Planning 3D design, tools ,safety, demos, technique

  • Templates, Stitching, Sanding

Week 2: Cement application

  •  Mixing consistency, application, layers, extra strength, curing

  • Looking at cement artists/mosaicists/gardens and sculptures

Week 3: Designing and planning

  • Planning your mosaic, defined areas, creative andamento

  • Drawing and sketching ideas in colour, defining areas

  • Estimating quantity of tiles and selecting materials

  • Looking closely at artists work in 3-dimension

  • Drawing onto sculpture

Weeks 4-7: Tile cutting, creating flow and adhesive consistency

  • Mixing adhesive: safety and consistency, working time

  • Tile cutting,safety, andamento laying techniques and options

  • Size of tesserae and interstices

  • Looking at each others work.

  • Common mistakes and best practice

Week 8: Grouting and finishing

  • Grout consistency: 3d application techniques and cleaning

  • Group appraisal and comments.

Tutor: Chevre Mehmet

Chevre is an experienced and versatile mosaic tutor, who has a established her practice in sculptural mosaic. She has taught at various levels of art and design adult education in London. She holds a BA in Textiles/Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. Chevre is also a piano teacher and has an interest in sustainability of our natural environment.

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

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Portraits in Mosaic (Monday evening)
May
13
to Jul 15

Portraits in Mosaic (Monday evening)

Portraits in Mosaics

Starting Monday 13th October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 10 weeks (on bank holiday 27th May we plan to have a class if this suits all students)

All levels welcome. Work with ceramics and vitreous glass, using nippers.

Creating portraits in mosaic is a great way to pay homage to a person of historical importance, an important family member or to celebrate a person in our local community.
Portraiture is a repeating genre in Roman, Greek and Byzantine mosaic including portraits of Emperors, depictions of gods and goddesses, and later on Christian themes. The durability and strength of mosaic created a long-lasting art-form viable for the representation of power, belief and aesthetics.

Learning aims

Students will learn how to systematically design and make a portrait with mosaic tiles, using ceramics and vitreous glass tiles. Thinking about abstraction while at the same time paying attention to detail will enhance the student's ability to make quick and refined artistic decisions. The course delivers technical, design and analytical skills to make a well designed and recognisable portrait in mosaic. 

What students should be able to do at the end of the course:

  1. To understand the techniques and materials of mosaic: cutting tiles, using andamento and lines, working in the indirect method, how to grout a mosaic with this method

  2. To work closely from an image, and how to reproduce it best

  3. To understand the structure and composition of a portrait, and how best to translate this into mosaic

Tutor: Silvie Jacobi

Silvie has worked with our studio for more than 10 years, and has experience of making and teaching figurative mosaic. On our diploma she teaches life drawing and art theoretical context. She holds a BA Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art, and is also currently completing a PhD in Geography. 

Book and pay:

Price Options

Please send us up to 3 images of portraits you would like to use as template for your mosaic

Payment method: Payments are being made 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 and Conditions

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