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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

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.