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Abstract Mosaic: Andamenti and Colour (Monday evening)

Abstract Mosaic: Andamenti and Colour (Monday evening) - New course

Starting Monday 28th October until 2nd December (6 weeks)

In this course you will be making an abstract mosaic sized 30x30cm, using the range of andamenti (flow of tiles) and colours available in mosaic to create a stunning pattern and/or colour arrangement.

The process of making will be underlined by theory from mosaic design, learning the basics of different andamento styles (classical, modern) and colour theory for mosaic (colour transition, contrast, materiality).

Based on a chosen design you will exercise your understanding of the use of colour and andamento in mosaic, so that you can transfer this to any future projects. Your design should be simple and without figuration. Please bring with you a design idea. This could be arrangements of shapes in different colours or a pattern, or a simple colour transition. As source of inspiration you may want to visit Tate Modern, and look at works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Henri Matisse (especially his cut outs), Rothko, Joan Miro, Frank Stella and many more. Please check out their Abstract Art collection.  

We have a large range of vitreous glass tiles in many colours and finishes. 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.

This course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic making directly onto wood

  • How to work with abstraction in mosaic or transfer an abstract work of art into mosaic

  • Understanding Andamenti styles (classical and modern)

  • Understanding colour theory relevant for mosaic

  • How to work with nippers to cut mosaic (vitreous glass tiles)

  • How to grout and clean your mosaic

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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, 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

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