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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. 

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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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Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)
Apr
25
to Jul 4

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday daytime)

Thursdays starting 25th April from 1:30-4:30pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 30th May)

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

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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)
Apr
25
to Jul 4

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Thursday evening)

Thursdays starting 25th April Jan from 6-9pm for 10 weeks (Half term break 30th May)

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)
Apr
26
to Jul 5

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime)

Various Techniques Mosaic Course (Friday daytime)

Fridays starting 26th April from 1-4pm for 10 weeks (half term break 31st May)

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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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, 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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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):

hammer hardie - good pic.png
  • 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

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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

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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, 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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