Beginners Mosaic: Indirect Method
What you'll learn
- How to produce mosaics using the indirect method including cutting tiles, laying tile, turning and grouting a mosaic
- A brief history of the origins of mosaic
- How to correctly source and use the basic mosaic materials
- The basics of andamento (the patterns made by the tiles and the gaps between them)
- You must have a space in which to work, this could be an outside space, a garage or shed, or a clear kitchen
We run a professional mosaic school in London called the London School of Mosaic, and we have put our expertise into an online short course showing you how to create beautiful mosaics. This is an introductory course and with our experience we are hoping to teach hobbyists and artisans alike a new skill. We will take you through the whole process step by step and regardless of your experience, by the end of this course, you will have the fundamentals of the indirect method of mosaic, as well as two beautiful pieces to show your friends and family.
Over this course we will take you through how to produce mosaics using the indirect method. We will teach you by making two mosaics of different designs along with you, and describing the steps as we go.
We will also let you know where to find the necessary materials needed to make a mosaic, how to draw designs, show you contemporary mosaicists making beautiful work right now, a selection of professional finishes for your mosaic and hopefully you will enjoy yourself along the way.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner craftspeople looking to learn a new skill
- Beginner mosaicists looking to learn the indirect method
- Anyone looking to test out a new hobby
Silvie has a background in Fine Art and Geography. She has recently completed a PhD at King's College London on the topic of art schools and their relationship with place. Silvie has been collaborating with London School of Mosaic since 2007 when it was known as Southbank Mosaics. She has developed our diploma course and oversees the running of our education programmes and work on commissions.
I'm an artist working for the London School of Mosaic. I started volunteering in 2019 and have since worked on large scale commissions, in teaching roles and in production at the school. I have worked internationally on art projects and continue to work across the mosaic and commercial art worlds.
I also have my own art practise and regularly exhibit and produce exhibitions and other cultural things.