Identify how mosaic has developed over the 20th Century
Explain the different roles of public art in Europe, America and the Soviet Republic
Learn about key players in the modern history of mosaic
Identify the different aesthetic qualities of mosaic work across the world in the 20th Century
This course is accessible for beginners, no prior knowledge is necessary. However, an interest in mosaic is required, and we would recommend you have a pen and paper to hand. Like a college course, this course takes the format of nine lectures around 30 minutes each and there are no tests so it is worth taking notes of things that interest you specifically.
The Modern History of Mosaic takes the form of nine half an hour lectures. In each lecture, Tessa focuses on the mosaics of a geographical area at a certain time. Over the course, we cover the history of mosaic across the Americas, Europe and the Soviet Union between the 1890s and the 1990s.
The course is delivered in a lecture style, we have not included tests as this is a research based course. The course gives a great overview of the modern history of mosaics, and if you are specifically interested in one aspect of the course it is a perfect launching point for further research. Having a mosaic practise is not necessary to get something out of the course, any arts and crafts lover will be amazed at the stories and depth of research that Tessa has been able to put together. It is a lecture series that simultaneously caters for the serious mosaicist, and also would provide an interesting discussion point for any arts and crafts club.
This is a consolidation of research that is hard to access and harder to synthesize, and we think it will be an incredible resource for mosaic makers. the course was developed and is delivered by Tessa Hunkin, an expert mosaicist based in the UK.
Who this course is for:
Anyone interested in mosaics, you do not need to have prior knowledge but the course will be most beneficial to mosaic practitioners of any level who are looking for the (often difficult to find) historical context for their work.
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.