Direct Method Mosaic Workshop: Half Day

Get hands-on with mosaic making at this fun class in London!

4 hours Class size 1 to 5 (public classes), 2 to 4 label £50

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a mosaic from scratch but never got around to it? Now's your chance with this fun, hands-on mosaic workshop in London!

During this half-day class, you'll get a real taste of mosaic making for beginners as you learn how to use tools and materials to complete a unique piece of art with the direct application method, where the tesserae (individual tiles) are glued directly onto a wooden support.

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.

Don't worry if it's your first attempt at mosaic making, as expert teacher Giulia will be on hand with helpful tips and tricks as you select colours, cut your tiles and begin to piece together your stunning mosaic!

At the end of this London workshop, you'll have a handmade mosaic and all the skills and knowledge you need to continue crafting in the future!

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. 10cm x 10cm to take home.
What to bring
Just yourself!

South London Mosaic is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.


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

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.

Verified reviews

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Malgorzata Zglinska May 2022

A fantastic class! The teacher was great, helpful, supportive and very hospitable! I could not have asked for me. Thank you very much Giulia. Xxx

Abigail Woodman Apr 2022

Had a fantastic morning with Giulia making our first ever mosaics. Excellent tutor who took us through the techniques and designs. Really fun to do and would recommend.

Sarah Deale Feb 2022

Very well organised and good instruction. Recommend it . Very enjoyable. Good range of designs and colours

Pamela Vijayakumaran Jan 2022

Great class, I learnt a lot from the teacher. My husband and I had a great time and have put the mosaics up for show.

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