Day Course in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesday morning and noon)
Mar
15
Dec 15

Day Course in Mosaic for Adults (Wednesday morning and noon)

Day Course in Mosaic for Adults

Wednesday Mornings and Afternoons

Mixed techniques: Direct or Indirect (learners's choice)

Every Wednesday - book anytime between 10am - 3.30pm.
 

for all levels

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, your original design or photograph whilst learning a variety of techniques, from classic to modern to create your own unique mosaic!

Our mosaic courses are tailored to each individual needs. 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.

The size of your mosaic will depend of the number of hours you choose:

  •  8h mosaic course you can complete a 10cm2 mosaic
  •  15h mosaic course you can complete a 20cm2 mosaic
  • 24h mosaic course you can complete a 30cm2 mosaic

We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials, and 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 with this- you just need to be interested and enthusiastic.

Design templates are also available at our studio or you may bring your own design. We advise our course attendees to think about a design idea in advance in order to save time for the making of the mosaic.

Our mosaic course covers

  • The direct or indirect method of mosaic: your choice!
  • 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 apply basic techniques of andamento into your work.
  • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
  • How to grouting and complete your mosaic.
     

1. Choose a Course Option:

  • 8h mosaic course = £95
  • 15h mosaic course = £175
  • 24h mosaic course = £235

2. Contact us to check our availability:

020 7620 6070   /   info@southbankmosaics.com

3. Book and Pay:

Payment options


We also run a 14 week 'Introduction to Mosaic' Training Accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN) Wednesdays from 10am-3pm = £480
Read more about our Accredited Training...

Read our Terms & Conditions

Weekend Mosaic Course (Indirect Method)
Apr
22
Apr 23

Weekend Mosaic Course (Indirect Method)

Weekend Indirect Method Mosaic Course for Improvers & Beginners

Date:    Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Times:   Saturday from 10am till 6pm & Sunday from 10am till 4pm.

In this course learners will receive an introduction into the art of mosaic making learning how to create a mosaic mosaic out of a photography, drawing or as a copy of another mosaic using the indirect method.

We will use ceramic tesserea and glass vitreous laying it onto paper first (reverse or indirect tecnique) and applying the complete piece onto a tile or marmox base which can be for interior or exterior use. The design will be something fairly simple that you will choose and submit to us in advance.

In only two days you will complete a unique mosaic piece going through all stages from designing to grouting!

Improvers or experienced mosaic artists wanting to further develop their mosaic making skills will be guided on how to apply colour theory into their work, how to translate a photography into mosaics, how to plan an effective composition and choose the apropriate andamento to your work as well as earning speed and precision to cut and shape ceramic and glass tiles.

All Southbank Mosaics courses are tailored to each individual's learning aims.

You will complete a mosaic of size around 20cm x 25cm including a space for a border (size migth vary according to your design), which is not a large size so that we ensure that you are able to complete your piece by Sunday. We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including pre-cut tiles. All materials are provided. Also, you don't need to be good at drawing for this course as we have various techniques to transfer a design and full tuition and support is provided - you just need to be interested and enthusiastic.

This course covers

  • The indirect method of mosaic making
  • How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to cut and lay mosaic tiles
  • How to apply techniques of andamento into your work
  • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
  • How to turn your mosaic onto a base with cement, grout and clean it.

Book and pay:

Regular Price: £175.00 (including all materials and tuition)
Early Bird Discount Available! Book by 31st March and pay only £150 (all inclusive)
5% Discount when booking 2 places.

Price Options:

Payment method: Please enter your credit or debit card details below. Alternative you can send us a cheque to London School of Mosaic, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

10 Week Master Class 2017: Portraits in Mosaics (Thursday evening)
Apr
27
Jun 29

10 Week Master Class 2017: Portraits in Mosaics (Thursday evening)

10 Week Master Class: Portraits in Mosaics

Date: Thursday 27th April 2017 for 10 weeks
Times: 18:30-20:30

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 Greek, Byzantine and Roman 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 analytically construct a portrait with mosaic tiles. This will
enhance their ability to make quick and refined artistic decisions with a sense of line,
composition and texture. The course delivers technical, conceptual and analytical skills to enhance your visual decision making.


Course content

At the first session participants will be briefed about the steps involved in creating a
mosaic portrait. At this point it is necessary to familiarise with methods and materials to
insure an understanding of quality, durability and an eye for detail (we will look at
examples of previous work).

Students will prepare their working surface, to which tiles will be applied. Before tiles are laid students will develop a colour scheme for their work. At the same time we will look at simplifying shapes, contrasts and lines to form a an andamento structure.

While laying tiles students will focus on how to cut tiles for detailed areas of the face such
as eyes, mouth and hair. We will look at how to capture the characteristic features of a
person, which involves understanding the basic anatomy of a face, its features and how
we interpret emotion and gesture.

When students completed their design, they will grout the mosaic. The final mosaic has to
be cleaned and where necessary retouched.

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

  1. To understand the techniques and materials of traditional mosaic: andamento, indirect method, grout, glass and ceramic tiles,
  2. To select and observe the image source for the mosaic, analysing ways of perception and expression,
  3. To transfer an image onto another surface and develop a colour scheme,
  4. To understand the internal structure and composition of a portrait

After booking a place in this course, all partipants must submit their design idea in advance to info@southbankmosaics.com

 

Week by week outline

Week 1

  • Introduction to our studio, materials and the course structure
  • Preparing your working surface: discussing how we can actualize your image in mosaic
  • transfering your image to the A4 wooden working surface with overhead projector
  • defining a colour scheme and select tiles accordingly

Week 2

  • Introduction to materials and method: Cutting tiles, abstraction, andamento, creating a border.
  • Laying tiles starting with central features and lines, working from inside the face to outside areas

Week 3 – 9

  • Laying tiles

Week 10

  • Grouting and cleaning. The work has to rest for a few days before the last cleaning can be done.
    (This is a flexible schedule, acknowledging that all of us work at different pace. Don’t worry if the work isn’t coming along as quickly as in this outline. You can use our studio at your own time after the tutored teaching time).
     

Book and pay:

Price: £235.00 (this includes materials and tuition)

Price options

Payment method: Payments are made online secured by 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, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@southbankmosaics.com

Terms & Conditions

 

NEW! Roman Mosaics Course with hammer and hardie (Monday and Wednesday Evenings)
May
8
Jun 14

NEW! Roman Mosaics Course with hammer and hardie (Monday and Wednesday Evenings)

Roman Mosaics Course

Learn the most traditional mosaic style using hammer and hardie with the direct technique.

For Improvers & Beginners

Starting Monday 8th May till Wednesday 14th June 2017
On Monday and Wednesday Evenings for 6 weeks

Time: 18.30 - 21:00

Great and fun opportunity to learn one of the oldest and most traditional techniques in mosaic - the Roman Mosaic style! You will make a copy of a roman mosaic out of natural stones and marble using hammer and hardie. You'll be helped by Giulia Manzoni, an experienced mosaicist from Spilimbergo school in Italy!

The aim of the course is to bring you through a roman mosaic making experience where you will complete your own mosaic size 20cm x 20cm using natural stones, marble and hammer and hardie.

The mosaic will be made through the direct technique, the same used in ancient times. You will learn how to understand and apply the original roman andamento and other fundamental mosaic skills, learning how to break and shape marble stones, lay and grout this material into your chosen design. The emphasis will be on the making but there will also be an opportunity to gain some knowledge of the history of Roman mosaics. All equipment and materials are supplied.

A variety of designs are provided, all taken from original Roman mosaic.

Course content :

  • Briefly explenation about what mosaic is, its history and development through the ages;

  • Study of dividing the image into a roman mosaic layout (Andamenti) and prepare the working surface, to which stones (tesserae) will be applied;

  • How to utilize the hammer and hardie for mosaics, how to lay mosaic stones using tweezers and adhesive cement onto a wood support;

  • Producing a mosaic piece from a sketch using a direct technique;

  • Grouting , cleaning and finishing your mosaic.
     

Price: £225 (includes all materials and tuition)

Discounted price available when booking 2 places or more!

Price Options

This course requires a minimum of 5 participants in order to go head. Refund available in case the course is cancelled or postponed. Please read our Terms & Conditions

Any questions about this course? Please contact us Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm:
Phone: 020 7620 6070 / Email: info@southbankmosaics.com

New! Double Direct Technique (Tuesday evenings)
May
9
Jun 20

New! Double Direct Technique (Tuesday evenings)

NEW! 7 week Mosaic Course:  Double Direct Technique

For all levels

Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – Tuesday 20th June 2017 (7 Tuesdays)

Time: 18.30 - 20:30 (evening)

Learn the double direct technique of mosaic onto mesh (fiber glass) using ceramic and glass vitreous and tile nippers. In this method your design is visible because you place all your pieces face up on the mesh which is laid over your design.

The mosaic will be made out of a design template, which can be a copy of another mosaic, a photograph or drawing that must be submit to us in advance - we also provide design templates on request. The mosaic will be around 20cmx20cm and fixed onto a wood support. The image must idealy be something simple so you can complete all stages of the process by the last class - mosaic is a relaxing but slow pace art form for beginners, speed may be acquired by practicioners with time of experience and practice. You will also learn how to utilize mosaic andamento to create a variety of patterns in your mosaic and to cut and shape glass and ceramic tiles using tile nippers. You will utilize cement adhesive and grout to finish your mosaic.

All equipment and materials are supplied.

Photos of artist Francesca Busca's mosaic piece "Positano made in Turkey" and Laura Symes doing a portrait of Malala, both pieces made using the double direct technique onto mesh.

See other examples of mosaics made by learners from our short courses:

This course covers

  • The double direct method of mosaic
  • How to transform a design template, photograph or drawing into a mosaic
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to cut and lay ceramic and glass vitreous tiles using tile nippers
  • How to apply techniques of andamento into your work
  • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
  • How to grout and finish your mosaic

Participants must submit their designs in advance to info@southbankmosaics.com
A variety of design templates can be provided on request.

Book and pay:

Price: £175.00 (including all materials and tuition)

Price Optios

Payment method: Pay with Paypal or choose "Check out as a Guest" to pay with credit or debit card. Alternative you can send us a cheque to London School of Mosaic, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

Please read our Terms & Conditions

Any questions about this course? Please contact us Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm:
Phone: 020 7620 6070 / Email: info@southbankmosaics.com

Ceramics Course 2017 - Mixed levels (Tuesday afternoons)
Jun
6
Aug 22

Ceramics Course 2017 - Mixed levels (Tuesday afternoons)

CERAMICS COURSE FOR ADULTS - MIXED LEVELS

Starting Tuesday 6th June 2017 (1pm-4pm) for 12 weeks

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This course will enable students make and decorate ceramic objects learning how to work with clay through different techniques.

  • Building techniques: Pinching, Coiling, Slabs and Pressing Molds.

  • Decorating Techniques: Carving, Sgraffito, Textures, Slips, Underglazes and Glazes.

Attendees with previous experience in ceramics will be able to improve their skills in the above techniques.

Full fee: £290 + materials*
Early bird price of £275 for bookings by 30th April

* There will be an extra charge of £2 per kilo of material.

Price Options

Address: Southbank Mosaics, 73 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UD

For more information contact us: 020 7620 6070 or email us

Jun
6
Aug 22

Ceramics Course 2017 - Mixed levels (Tuesday evenings)

CERAMICS COURSE FOR ADULTS - MIXED LEVELS

Starting Tuesday 6th June 2017 (6pm-9pm) for 12 weeks

ceramica mario 2.jpg

This course will enable students make and decorate ceramic objects learning how to work with clay through different techniques.

  • Building techniques: Pinching, Coiling, Slabs and Pressing Molds.

  • Decorating Techniques: Carving, Sgraffito, Textures, Slips, Underglazes and Glazes.

 

Attendees with previous experience in ceramics will be able to improve their skills in the above techniques.

Full fee: £290 + materials*
Early bird price of £275 for bookings made by 30th April.

* There will be an extra charge of £2 per kilo of material.

Price Options

Address: Southbank Mosaics, 73 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UD

For more information contact us: 020 7620 6070 or email us

 

 
Ceramics Course 2017 - Mixed levels (Wednesday evenings)
Jun
7
Aug 23

Ceramics Course 2017 - Mixed levels (Wednesday evenings)

CERAMICS COURSE FOR ADULTS - MIXED LEVELS

Starting Wednesday 7th June 2017 (6pm-9pm) for 12 weeks

This course will enable students make and decorate ceramic objects learning how to work with clay through different techniques.

  • Building techniques: Pinching, Coiling, Slabs and Pressing Molds.

  • Decorating Techniques: Carving, Sgraffito, Textures, Slips, Underglazes and Glazes.

Attendees with previous experience in ceramics will be able to improve their skills in the above techniques.

Full fee: £290 + materials*   
Early bird price of £275 for bookings made by 30th April.

* There will be an extra charge of £2 per kilo of material.

Price Options

Address: Southbank Mosaics, 73 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UD

For more information contact us: 020 7620 6070 or email us

Introduction to Mosaics - Direc Method (weekend)
Jun
10
Jun 11

Introduction to Mosaics - Direc Method (weekend)

Introduction to Mosaics - Direc Method for Beginners (weekend)

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017

Time: Saturday from 10am till 6pm & Sunday from 10am till 4pm

Beginners will receive an introduction into the art of mosaic making learning how to create a mosaic piece out of ceramic tesserae and glass vitreous tiles using the direct method onto wood, which is for indoors use. The design will be something fairly simple and enjoyable to make withing the weekend. You will choose an image for your mosaic which can be a photography, drawing or a copy of another mosaic, and email the image to us in advance.

Improvers wanting to further develop their mosaic making skills are also welcome!

You will complete a small mosaic of size 20cm square so that we ensure that you are able to complete all stages towards a final mosaic piece. We have a large range of glass and ceramic tiles in many colours and we provide all tools and equipment need such as tile nippers and safety goggles. You do not need to be especially good at drawing for this course as full tuition and help is available with this - you just need to be interested and enthusiastic.

This course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic onto wood
  • How to transform a design template, photograph or drawing into a mosaic
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to cut and lay mosaic tiles
  • How to apply techniques of andamento into your work
  • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
  • How to grout and clean your mosaic

Participants must submit their design ideas in advance to info@southbankmosaics.com

Book and pay:

Regular Price: £175.00 (including all materials and tuition)
Early Bird Discount Available! Book by 30th April and pay only £150 (all inclusive)
Book 2 places and earn 5% discount.

Price Options

Payment method: Pay with Paypal or choose "Check out as a Guest" to pay with credit or debit card. Alternative you can send us a cheque to London School of Mosaic, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

 

Introduction to Mosaics - Mixed Technique (Tuesday & Thurday Evenings)
Jul
4
Jul 20

Introduction to Mosaics - Mixed Technique (Tuesday & Thurday Evenings)

Introduction to Mosaics - 3 Week Evening Course

Mixed techniques: Direct or Indirect (learners's choice)

Starts Tuesday 4th July 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to 9.00pm
for 3 weeks

Dates: Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th July and Thursdays 6th, 13th and 20th July.

for all levels

Make a stunning mosaic out of a mosaic template, your original design or photograph whilst learning a variety of techniques, from classic to modern to create your own unique mosaic!

Beginners and improvers are welcome!

You will learn the basics of mosaic making using with the indirect method to create a beautiful art work for interior and exterior.

You will complete a small mosaic to a maximum size 20cm x 20cm or a similar rectangular shape, so that we ensure that you are able to cover all of the skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece. We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials, and 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 with this- you just need to be interested and enthusiastic.

Design templates are also available on request.
Once payment is complete, please choose a design and submit in advance to info@southbankmosaics.com

This course covers

  • The direct or indirect method of mosaic: your choice!
  • 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 apply basic techniques of andamento into your work.
  • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
  • How to grouting and complete your mosaic.

Book and pay:

Price:  Regular Price £175.00 (includes materials)
Early bird offer available: £150 for bookings made by 30th May.

Price Options

Payment method: Payment method: Payments are made online and secured by Paypal ( click on the Buy Now button). If you don't have a Paypal account please choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@southbankmosaics.com

Terms & Conditions


Thames Mudlarking & Mosaic Course - Direct method (Weekend)
Mar
18
Mar 19

Thames Mudlarking & Mosaic Course - Direct method (Weekend)

Join us in another Thames mudlarking course on Sat 18th and Sun 19th March 2017 from 10am till 4pm. We expect good weather and the Thames beach full of little treasures such as ancient pottery and artefacts wich will be collected by participants and used into to their mosaic piece using the traditional direct method of mosaic onto cement.

The design is dependent on the tiles you find, so is likely to be abstract or geometric.

We will have explanations of the types of tile we collect from Roman times up to contemporary.

Please bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

See the result of our previous Thames mudlarking course:

Price: £175 (includes mosaic materials + tools, mudlarking expedition, tutoring and the mosaics you make)

Payment method: Please enter your credit or debit card details below. Alternative you can send us a cheque to London School of Mosaic, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

Price Options
Mosaic Paving Stones - Indirect Method 6 weeks (Wednesday evening) - Postponed
Oct
5
Nov 9

Mosaic Paving Stones - Indirect Method 6 weeks (Wednesday evening) - Postponed

This course has been postponed. Contact us if you are interested in hearing from us when we schedule a new date for this course.  

6 Week Evening Course – Creating Mosaic Paving Stones

All levels are welcome.

This is a practical course on how to make a mosaic paving slab suitable for both indoors and outdoors for garden, patio paving, terraces or pathways, for your home, buildings or public spacesusing the indirect method on paper.

Participants will have the opportunity to create a mosaic piece and transform it into a paving slab to take with them at the end of the course, learning about the mosaic making process from design to completion, and practising cutting techniques with ceramic and glass tiles.

The course covers:

  • Indirect method and paving slab making explanation: technique and applications
  • Cutting technique demonstration and practice
  • Laying out Styles in Mosaic making
  • Turning of mosaics onto paving slabs
  • Grouting and cleaning

The course is suitable for people of all levels of experience including complete beginners. Please come with some idea of the design you would like to make.

Southbank Mosaics is a professional mosaic studio and participants will be supported by experienced mosaic artists in defining the design, choosing materials and colours, and completing a mosaic piece. At the end of the course you will have the oppurtunity to buy the mold for £10 so you can make more paving slab mosaics and the moulds last around ten times. 

Book and pay:

Price: £150.00 (this includes materials and tuition)

Payment method: Payment method: Payments are made online and secured by Paypal ( click on the Buy Now button). If you don't have a Paypal account please choose the Credit/Debit Card option. Alternatively you can send a cheque to London School of Mosaic, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

If you have any problems to make a payment, please call us on 020 7620 6070 (Mon-Fri) or send an email to info@southbankmosaics.com

Terms & Conditions

New! Picassiette Mosaic Course (weekend)
Jul
16
Jul 17

New! Picassiette Mosaic Course (weekend)

Weekend Course – Picassiette Mosaic using the direct method.  All levels are welcome to this class.

Sat 16th July from 10am to 6pm & Sun 17th July from 10am to 4pm

This course is ideal for a begginer person. Improvers and advanced wanting to further develop their mosaic making skills are also welcome - all Southbank Mosaics courses are tailored to each person's needs.

Picassiette & Mixed Media Mosaic made by Francesca Busca at Southbank Mosaics.

Picassiette & Mixed Media Mosaic made by Francesca Busca at Southbank Mosaics.

Pique assiette or picassiette ( a french term -“stolen from plate”) – pieces of broken pottery, china, glass, buttons, figurines, and/ jewelry are cemented onto a base to create a new surface.  Almost any form can be used as a base, and any combination of pieces can be applied, restricted only by the individual creator’s imagination. (text from Mosaic Art Source)

You will complete a small mosaic to a maximum size 20cm x 20cm or a similar rectangular shape, so that we ensure that you are able to cover all of the skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece. We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials, and 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 with this- you just need to be interested and enthusiastic.

This course covers

  • The direct method of mosaic making onto wood
  • How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
  • How to work with mixed media and crockery (picassiette) in mosaic - (Participants are welcome to also bring their own materials such as broken pottery to add into their mosaic)
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to cut and lay ceramic and glass mosaic tiles + mixed materials like broken pottery
  • How to create a stunning work using colour theory
  • How to grouting and clean your mosaic.

Book and pay:

Price: £180.00 (this includes materials and tuition)

Terms & Conditions

Mosaic Course Indirect Method (Weekend)
Apr
16
Apr 17

Mosaic Course Indirect Method (Weekend)

Weekend Course – Beginners class in the indirect method on the weekend of 16th and 17th April from 10am to 4pm

All levels welcome

You will complete a small mosaic to a maximum size 20cm x 20cm , so that we ensure that you are able to cover all of the skills involved in the direct method and complete your piece. We have a large range of tiles in many colours, including recycled materials, and 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 with this- you just need to be interested and enthusiastic.

This course covers

  • The indirect method of mosaic making onto paper
  • How to transform a design idea into a mosaic
  • How to use mosaic making tools
  • How to cut and lay mosaic tiles
  • How to apply basic techniques of andamento into your work.
  • How to turn your mosaic onto a base with cement, grouting and cleaning it.

Book and pay:

Price: £150.00 (this includes materials and tuition)

Payment method: Please enter your credit or debit card details below. Alternative you can send us a cheque to London School of Mosaic, St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD.

Price options