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, Christmas party, 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

5.0 (39)

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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Philippa Robertson Sep 2023

The teacher was traditionally trained in the art of mosaic.she was so patient and supportive. Very pleasant person to work with.
All materials and tools were provided like a sweet shop.
Wonderful experience. Really helped give me the confidence to have a go on my own.
It was good value for money considering all her skills she shared with us.
Many thanks.

Monika Mullaney Sep 2023

I have learned the basics of mosaic making and can start practicing at home. It was a good day.

Annie Roberts Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The course was fun, the tutor was friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging. I am really pleased with the mosaic picture I produced as were the rest of the class.

Glass and Mosaic class review by Annie Roberts - London

Lois Perkins Mar 2023

Very attentive teacher and nice mosaic to take home. Learnt a lot in the time!

Alison Shaw Aug 2022

I really enjoyed the mosaic class. Guila was very helpful and explained everything well. Her work is displayed in the lovely studio which was inspiring to see.
We were given tea, coffee and biscuits too whilst we did our mosaic from the choice of templates provided.

Sharon Jandu Mar 2022

I got a gift to use at classbento and I chose mosaic workshop. The class was run by Giulia who was very talented in this art. I learnt how to cut the tiles to design a pattern. I was very happy how my end piece turned out and I will proudly display it in my house. Giulia’s studio was small but had enough room to run the workshop with 4 people and it was well equipped. I had a great time learning this art and am looking forward to doing more mosaics myself.

Direct Method Mosaic Workshop: Full Day review by Sharon Jandu - London

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