Introduction to Mosaics - Direct Method (weekend)
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Introduction to Mosaics - Direct Method (weekend)

Introduction to Mosaics - Direct Method for Beginners (weekend)

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017

Time: 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! If you want to join this weekend course but have already learnt the direct method before speak to us - you could do the indirect method, or a mixture of both direct and indirect.

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:

Price: £150.00 (including all materials and tuition)

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.

 

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Introduction to Mosaics - Mixed Technique (Tuesday & Thurday Evenings)
Jul
4
to 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 extended! Pay only £150 until 26th June.

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

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Thames Mudlarking & Mosaic Course - Direct method (Weekend)
Jun
10
to Jun 11

Thames Mudlarking & Mosaic Course - Direct method (Weekend)

Join us in another Thames mudlarking course on Sat 10th and Sun 11th June 2017

Saturday from 9am till 3pm and Sunday 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.

Programme for
Saturday:

9.00am arrive (please be on time)
9.15 to Thamesbeach
11.30 return to studio
1pm-1.30 lunch
1.30-4.00 cleaning tiles and designing

Sunday:
10-1pm making the mosaic
1pm-1.30 lunch
1.30-2.30 complete mosaic
2.30-4.00 grouting and cleaning up

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

See the results of our previous Thames Mudlarking & Mosaic Course:

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

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.

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NEW! Roman Mosaics Course with hammer and hardie (Monday and Wednesday Evenings) *Postponed to 5th June!
Jun
5
to Jul 12

NEW! Roman Mosaics Course with hammer and hardie (Monday and Wednesday Evenings) *Postponed to 5th June!

Roman Mosaics Course

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

For Improvers & Beginners

* This course has been postponed - please check new start date:

Starting Monday 5th June till Wednesday 12th July 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!

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This course requires a minimum number of participants in order to go head. Full refund is provided in case of cancellation or postponing. 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

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Weekend Mosaic Course (Indirect Method)
Apr
22
to 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 ended.
Earn 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.

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Mosaic Paving Stones - Indirect Method 6 weeks (Wednesday evening) - Postponed
Oct
5
to 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

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

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Mosaic Course Indirect Method (Weekend)
Apr
16
to 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.

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