Discover the amazing art of Making Mosaics with Gary Drostle

Next Course
Introduction to Mosaic
Saturday & Sunday
23rd & 24th July


Each weekend course costs just £190 inc VAT or you can book 2 sessions for £350 saving £30

  • Courses run from 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday 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.

About the next course...

Weekend 1 – Introduction to Mosaic

An enjoyable, fun and sociable weekend course in which you will discover the beautiful art of mosaic with expert mosaic artist Gary Drostle, a professional mosaic artists for over thirty years.

You will learn about the different materials and tools in mosaic art and see examples of the rich and varied great mosaic art in the world – an art form dating back thousands of years.

You will then go on to create your own mosaic using the colourful Vitreous Glass mosaic and PVA glue. Choose your own project or select one of the workshop ones: a bowl, trivet,  door number,  mirror. The course includes all the materials you need to complete your project.

You will learn to cut the glass tiles with wheeled nippers, learn how to set them in a harmonious way and build your mosaic piece by piece. You will also learn the pitfalls and common mistakes to watch out for.

Wheeled nipper and Vitreous Glass

The other courses

Weekend Course 1
Introduction to mosaics

Create your own door number, table trivet or mosaic bowl.

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

Weekend Course 2
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 3
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 4
Getting Creative

Express yourself with
mosaic art.

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

The Location – A professional mosaic studio in an iconic location

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.
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Drostle Public Arts
at The Lakeside Centre

Drostle Public Arts Studio in Thamesmead


The course is fully accessible to wheelchair users including ample parking and disabled toilet.
Mosaic is a very enjoyable craft and is generally open to a wide range of abilities.
NOTE: You do require an ability to use your hands in particular the squeezing action similar to using pliers and reasonable wrist strength.

And welcoming all

The studio is proud to be an anti racist, anti sexist and pro LGTB rights space.
We welcome the Traveller and refugee community.

We are 15 minutes walk from Abbey Wood Station at the end of the new Elizabeth Line

Smashing tiles... just because I love it!

LPCH mosaic installation sections
Designing your mosaic
Gary Drostle at work
Crab mosaic under construction
Site meeting support

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Mosaic weekend courses with Gary Drostle

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