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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