Portrait in Mosaic - modern and traditional style



Make a portrait in mosaic during this stimulating workshop with Debra, experienced Mosaicist & Teacher. Work from an image of a famous person, loved one, friend or family member. Remember to send image (s) before first session to check they are suitable for mosaic. This course can be completed in flexible sessions such as the mornings / afternoons / evenings from the month you would like to study. I am also willing to travel to a venue of your choice within 10 miles of my studio. Some experience of mosaic making is helpful to complete the portrait and that you have a basic understanding of cutting and shaping tiles. What you will learn: * Understanding of varied laying styles for mosaic portraiture * Practice drawing and applying andamento for facial features * Apply colour palette using porcelain/vitreous glass for facial skin tone and texture for hair/clothing/background * Appreciation of Byzantine, Roman and modern laying styles * Choice of working in direct or indirect method Notes: If you would like to make a request for a different date, or specific project, please message Debra.

What's included in the price?

All materials and mosaic tiles. Refreshments are available throughout the day Use of kitchen Free parking on site


15 hours

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Mill Hill Art Way

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Debra has been teaching drawing and painting to adults for many years in Further Education Colleges as well as to private students. She has inspired and helped steer students of all abilities towards their creative goals such as those needing direction when taking up a new hobby, or support with new mediums and different techniques. With a Fine Art degree from Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (Oxford), plus an Advanced Diploma from London School of Mosaic, she has a solid knowledge of different creative mediums and artistic styles. She is also adept at breaking down various techniques in an easy to understand way, and teaches in a lively and sensitive manner. Her personal work includes portraiture, mixed media landscapes and mosaic work (in the private and public realm).

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Advanced/pro level
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Daws Lane Studios, Daws Lane Car Park, Mill Hill, London, NW7 4SE