Discover the art of mosaic making or improve your mosaic technique with
Gary Drostle

Join Gary in his fully equipped mosaic studio in south east London for a series of new classes covering a variety of mosaic techniques.

This series of mosaic weekend courses aim to be an enjoyable, sociable experience where you can learn the beautiful art of mosaic with the facilities of a professional mosaic studio and the direct knowledge of Gary Drostle and his over thirty years experience as mosaic artist.

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Gary Drostle at work

Take advantage of the new fast Elizabeth Line service to reach Abbey Wood just a 15 min walk to the studio.

Discover the Elizabeth Line – Abbey Wood Station. Weekend courses in south east London. Abbey Wood, Thamesmead, Woolwich, Plumstead, Bexley and Greenwich.

Iconic 'Clockwork Orange' studio overlooking Southmere Lake
Bright spacious workspace in professional mosaic studio.
Wonderful range of mosaic materials to use and our special pick'n'mix tesserae purchase boxes to take home.
Expert tuition from a world renowned mosaic artist
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Where Is The Studio?

One Day Course
Introduction to mosaics

A fun day creating your own glass mosaic in the studio.

Vitreous Glass Mosaic
Pattern and style in mosaic
Good design in mosaic
Colour in mosaic
Cutting with wheeled Nippers
Gluing with PVA

Weekend Course
Roman Style

Create a
Roman Ostia Style classical mosaic .

Black and White marble
Cutting with a hammer and hardie
Setting into cement
the classical rules of mosaic making

Weekend Course
The indirect technique

Discover the paper-face method of making mosaic

Unglazed Porcelain
Making a reverse cartoon
Past Amido
Setting paper face mosaic

Weekend Course
Getting Creative

Express yourself
mosaic art.

Creative designing
Self expression
Interpreting designs in Mosaic
Using Andamento
Mixed materials
Texture in mosaic


Courses start from  just £95 including VAT

  • Courses run from 10am – 5pm and are held at Gary’s studio at The Lakeside Centre in Thamesmead, London, SE2 9AN.
  • All tools and materials are provided for the workshop.
  • You are advised to dress in clothes you don’t mind getting a spot of glue on or bring an apron.
  • There is a break for lunch (not provided)

Once you have submitted your form you will recieve an email with a Paypal link for payment. Booking on the course is only confirmed after receipt of payment and confirmation email.

Specialist Advanced Course in Architectural Mosaic
The Chicago Mosaic School

River of Life mosaic installation, Iowa University

If you are ready to take your mosaic practice to the next level and begin making mosaics for floors and walls this set of two short intensive courses are for you.

These intensive courses aim to equip you with the vital information and knowledge to create large scale mosaics.

Based on the paper-faced technique the course includes: Understanding foundations; Health & Safety; Project Planning: Logistics; Budgetting; Managing a large scale project and much more.

Section 1 – Planning, designing and making a large scale mosaic, off site, on paper.

Section 2 – Installing a large scale mosaic including:  Planning; Packing; Site Set Up; Working at Height; Organisation and Implementation.


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Mosaic weekend courses with Gary Drostle

Thank you for your booking request

As soon as I pick up the email I will send you a Paypal payment request.
Once payment is received I will send you a confirmation email and details of the weekend.

I look forward to seeing you soon

Drostle Public Arts Studio in Thamesmead
Join our celebration

Lakeside Artists Open Studios

Saturday 16th September 2023