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.

Gary Drostle at work
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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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.

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.

Do you want to start making larger mosaics but are nervous about scaling up?

Take your mosaic practice to the next level

Then this course is designed for you.

In fact Gary has designed this course as the one he wished he could have attended when he first began making larger public mosaics.

This intensive course covers everything you need to know about scaling up your mosaics for large scale mural work based on the paper face technique. The course also covers pricing, health and safety, planning and design.

This exclusive course is held at The Chicago Mosaic School

Can't make the journey to south London?
Prefer learning at home?

Try my affordable online course on Domestika

Smashing tiles... just because I love it!

LPCH mosaic installation sections
Designing your mosaic
Gary Drostle at work
Crab mosaic under construction
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Mosaic weekend courses with Gary Drostle

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Once payment is received I will send you a confirmation email and details of the weekend.

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