Direct Method Mosaic Workshop: Full Day

Learn to create unique mosaics in a dynamic and creative environment!

7 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 4 to 20 label £100

If you're looking to develop your creativity with fun activities in London, look no further than this hands-on mosaic class in Holborn!

Guided by an expert mosaicist, this one-day workshop will provide an in-depth introduction to the beautiful world of mosaic, covering basic history, the evolution of mosaic over the centuries and most importantly — making!

You'll create a stunning piece using the direct technique, where the tesserae (individual tiles) are glued directly onto wooden support following a pre-made design from your teacher using long-lasting adhesive.

In this workshop, you'll cover:

  • Introduction to the course and the technique.
  • Selection of the design and materials.
  • How to transfer/ draw an image to prepare the creation of a mosaic.
  • How to cut and shape tiles to create your own mosaic using mosaic nippers.
  • How to create a mosaic using Andamento (layout) technique.
  • The direct method: glueing your tesserae directly onto the wooden support.
  • How to complete and grout your mosaic.

Whether you're a complete beginner or a more experienced crafter, this class is one of the best things to do in London with your loved ones and will teach you how to make a mosaic masterpiece from start to finish!

Please note:
If you wish to bring your own design it will need to be agreed upon with the tutor in advance before the start of the workshop.

The course will only run with a minimum of 2 students

What you'll get
  • All of the materials and equipment for the workshop.
  • Your stunning mosaic measuring approx. 15cm x 15 cm to take home.
What to bring
Just yourself!
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hen do.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Holborn Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street WC1N 2NP London

This venue is within walking distance of Chancery Lane and Holborn tube stations

Direct Method Mosaic Workshop: Full Day location
Your teacher
South London Mosaic
South London Mosaic

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Giulia Manzoni is an Italian Graduated Mosaicist from the Mosaic School of Spilimbergo in Italy, gaining a complete mosaic education spanning from history and design to fabrication and installation. Now based in London, Giulia has collaborated on numerous projects, such as the floor restoration of the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is also involved in several bespoke mosaic projects and mosaic teaching.

Her mosaic teaching experience started in 2014 when she worked as Costumer Mosaic Designer in a mosaic studio based in San Francisco. After moving to London, at the end of 2016, she was part of the teaching team at the Southbank Mosaic and after at the London School of Mosaic for a short time before starting her own mosaic courses.

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