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 (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy


Debra has run mosaic courses and workshops for many years, working with both individuals and groups. She has inspired and helped steer students of all abilities towards their creative goals. With a Fine Art degree plus a Diploma in Mosaic Studies from London School of Mosaic, she has a solid knowledge of mosaic processes and artistic styles that underpin this fascinating artform. Her personal work includes sculptural mosaic, murals, portraiture and community and school projects.

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