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Learn about bases and how to mosaic a 3D object for outdoor use whilst creating a stunning, personalised mosaic bird bath or an item of your choice including a bird house or statue.
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Event Dates
21 Apr 2018 at 10:30 am 22 Apr 2018 at 04:30 pm
17 Nov 2018 at 10:30 am 18 Nov 2018 at 04:30 pm

A mosaic bird bath complete with or without a stand, or a mosaic bird house plus a customised outdoor statue or ornament. Alternatively you can work on an outdoor table top (the base can be provided and cut out during the course)

Advise on items that are included or items to bring are provided below.

Light refreshments and some mosaic materials.

Includes the cost for a basic bird bath stand, birdhouse plus an outdoor ornament or a table top base. Please let us know in advance what you plan to make so that we can pre-order items. If planning on creating an outdoor table top, please specify the dimensions. Simply email this information once you have booked.

Some mosaic materials are also provided.

Please bring a selection of fancy, broken crockery plus any broken ornaments (local charity shops can often save these back and offer them for free).

Please bring a packed lunch. You are also welcome to bring soft bottled drinks.

NB Outdoor mosaic items can be heavy and bulky. If travelling by public transport it is best to make a few smaller items or pre-plan collection after the workshop.

COURSE SUITABILITY: The course is suited to absolute beginners as well as improvers, children and adults (children must be aged 7+ and accompanied by an adult). 


  • Health and safety
  • How to make outdoor 3D mosaic items including the selection or creation of bases to ensure longevity
  • Tile cutting and planning a mosaic design
  • Those with some mosaic experience will be coached in more advanced concepts such as flow
  • Adhesives
  • How to grout

Please note that each student will be coached according to their current level to ensure that their mosaic skills advance.

For students with some mosaic experience, we’ll look in more depth at Colour Theory, Light and Shade, Line and Form, Perspective and Composition.  Also ‘Andamento’ – flow or movement and tile spacing which effect mosaic. ‘Opus’ – tile laying techniques will be explored and experimented with.

WHAT TO WEAR: It is recommended that you bring a pair of shoes with covered in toes, a long sleeved sweater and sturdy leg wear (such as jeans) for working in the studio, as pieces of glass/ceramic can sometimes fly off with some force when being cut and shaped.

Mosaic items can be heavy and bulky. Please pre-plan how to take work home at the end of the course particularly if working on larger items such as table tops, bird baths and other bulky items.

BOOKING TERMS Date changes or cancellations are possible with no charge more than 4 weeks notice from the course start. Cancellations with two weeks to one month from the course start incur a 50% charge.   No refund will be given within 2 weeks of the course start. We do however allow people to send someone else in their place – simply let us know the name of the person who will take your place in advance. 


Location: Studio 2, Global House 21 Lombard Road Wimbledon SW19 3TZ (The studio door is down the side of the building, on the left just before the Acava studios sign).

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival so that we can let you into the building.


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