Safe your place: Popup Mosaic School in Germany

MUSED intensive workshop in November

The Popup Mosaic School returns with a workshop in Düsseldorf!

The workshop is directed both to professionals who want to refine their technique and to enthusiastic beginners with basic artistic experience. You will obtain valuable knowledge based on the tradition of Italian masters and the history of mosaics, complemented by the latest insights, tips & tricks from the schools of contemporary mosaic.

Below you find all information regarding the workshop. The number of participants is limited, so go and safe your place! For registration and more information just write me here. I am looking forward to meeting you!

MOSAIC – THE GRAMMAR II: Focus on color & form

28.10. – 1.11.2016, 35 hours, Friday – Monday, 10am – 6pm

In this class, we learn more on what makes a mosaic so interesting and unique: the combination of different materials and the mixing of colours.

In the first theoretical part, you learn how to successfully mix colours and materials and understand different ways of additive and subtractive colour mixing. 

How do I set a colour scale for my project?
How do I combine warm and cold colours?
How can I influence the colour of one material with another?
What influence does the choice of a particular material and its properties have on the rest of my work?
How can I best use the material I have for my project?

We will find answers to those questions in the practical part of this workshop, creating a mosaic in the format 40 x 30 cm, in which you interpret a subject of your choice through the use of different colors and materials. This could be a flower, the structure of a leaf or another detail. I will provide different designs. Who wants to work in 3D and with unusual materials like wood or plastic is invited to do so.

In this workshop, we work with hammer and hardie, the traditional mosaic tool, in direct technique and contemporary style. Choose from different materials like marble, smalts, ceramics and others from my fundus or just bring your own!

A specialty in this workshop is the way we fill the background of the central motif. We will use a leveling compound that will also build the frame of the work.


Miriam Bastisch (1982): Has attended the triennal class at Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Spilimbergo, Italy. With her trilingual blog, since 2012, she gives practical information on mosaic techniques, presents interviews with prominent and emerging artists from the international mosaic scene and gives insights into the work of mosaic artists. First cooperation and teaching activities with Babylon Mosaic in France, Zäch Mosaike in Berlin and Ruth Minola Scheibler.


Costs per workshop: 590 Euros including documentation, material and tools. A mosaic hammer should be brought or can be lended. 10% discount for students / registration before July 20th, 2016 (discounts can’t be combined)

Languages: German (open to Italian, French and English speakers)

Location: charming place in Düsseldorf (near to the airport and the city center)
Address: Kalkumerstr. 85, 40468 Düsseldorf, Germany

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Registration and further information via mail

Want to know what the workshop could look like? Click yourself through the photo galleries from last year’s workshops:

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