Direct Method Mosaic Workshop: Half Day

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

4 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 4 to 20 label £60

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!
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 unique 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: Half Day location
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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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Gaynor Cole Nov 2023

Great session. Lovely workshop and set up for the session.

Maybe a bit more coaching on nipping technique would have helped some of the group. All in all a great way to spend a Sunday being creative!

Francetta Gulamhuseinwala Sep 2023

Gulia was friendly and helpful. The venue was light and airy, although a bit hard to find. I loved the materials and there was plenty of choice.
My mosaic picture of a cactus looks good, for a first attempt. It is tricky and now I really appreciate mosaic on a different level.

Nicola Espeut Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I took the mosaic class, I've always wanted to try this. It's like doing a jigsaw puzzle. The process is very satisfying but the end is the best. My tutor Giulia was helpful and courteous, her designs were so inspiring and she guided us to produce our own little pieces of art in the time allocated.

Heather Kane Aug 2023

Giulia was great - a wonderful teacher. The class was fun and instructive. I am thinking about a follow up course.

Stacy Parris Aug 2023

Great mosaic class, it was my first time and Giulia was great. Very thorough step by step instructions were given on how to put your mosaic together. Giulia also helped and guided me throughout and for my first time I thought my piece turned out great. Half a day is definitely enough time to finish your piece. Pics were taken of everyone throughout to document progress. Small studio but okay space wise as there was only 4 of us booked in for my session, so had a bit more space. Overall a very great mindful arty activity, would recommend!

Lucy Leonard May 2023

Giulia is a welcoming, friendly and patient teacher. Her studio offered a great range of materials for us to use in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Portia Williams May 2023

The teacher was attentive and very helpful, an inspiring experience and would recommend this workshop!

Alison Bushfield Apr 2023

I loved this workshop! The teacher was excellent, time flew by and I was very happy with my finished mosaic

Maksim Glushkov Apr 2023

We worked with Giulia and I would like to thank her. Everything was great, we are so happy with this workshop. Good materials, and nice teacher’s approach - you have enough help when you need it, but also have plenty of space for your own creativity (if you want it).

Rhianna Elsden Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic experience. Would totally recommend this class.
The teacher/ artist was very welcoming and inspiring as well as helpful and supportive throughout.
All materials provided. The space is a lovely perfectly sized studio with lovely examples of her work all around. It was great fun, totally absorbing and I’m really proud of my final mosaic.

Glass and Mosaic class review by Rhianna Elsden - London

Christine Birch Dec 2022

Giulia was very welcoming and supplied us with all the equipment and tiles to make our project. She explained every stage and helped us when we needed it. The time went very quickly and was a very mindfulness experience and we had the finished article to take home.

Direct Method Mosaic Workshop: Half Day review by Christine Birch - London

Jana Hruba Dec 2022

Great and enjoyable class. I’m looking forward to sign up for another one…Highly recommended

Monica Shackman Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was a delightful patient lady. The time just flew by. I am very grateful to my son for buying this workshop as a birthday present.

Nicole Clarke Nov 2022

Brilliant class, small group, well organised. Great designs to choose from and you come away with a lovely coaster you can use.

Florence Hervey Oct 2022

It was an excellent class. I learned a lot and came away with a nice completed piece.

Charis Platford Jul 2022

This class was a fantastic opportunity to visit an artist’s studio, get a feel for a new artistic medium, and get hands on immediately. Giulia is a patient, highly skilled artist who was happy to answer our questions about her work whilst we made our mosaics. This class was really good value for money and she was able to accommodate us on a completely different day when we asked in advance. We had loads of fun and would recommend!

Direct Method Mosaic Workshop: Half Day review by Charis Platford - London

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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