Mosaic Workshop ‘Roman Treasures’

In this workshop, we return to the origins of mosaic art: the timeless beauty of ancient Greek and Roman floors are our motifs, which can be copied 1:1 or varied in their color nuances.

Discover the roots of a fascinating craft

We will look at different examples and styles of antique mosaics and make a copy of the template.

You will learn

  • How did the mosaicists work in ancient times?
  • What makes the work so distinctive today?
  • How can I make a copy of a Roman mosaic?
  • How do I prepare my material best?
  • How do I cut small squares and how do I arrange them?
  • What are the andamenti and why are they so important?
  • How do I lay the tesserae without creating any chaos and difficulties?
  • Which tool is suitable for which material?

We work with hammer and hardie, the traditional mosaic tools, in direct technique.

As a student, you will create a mosaic in 20 x 20 cm. For your work you can use marble and smalti from my fundus or bring your own material.

Workshop Details

Course Hours
Friday, 5 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Event Location
mused mosaik
Schloßstraße 17
40477 Düsseldorf
mused mosaik
Miriam Bastisch
Participation fee
see price list

Workshop Dates

8.–10. February 2019
1.–3. March 2019
5.–7. April 2019
1.–3. May 2019
7.–9. June 2019
5.–7. July 2019
2.–4. August 2019
6.–8. September 2019
4.–6. October 2019
1.–3. November 2019
6.–8. December 2019


To register, just fill in the application form below, contact me by e-mail or call +49 172 385 95 91. I look forward to seeing you! You might also like the Open Mosaic Studio for Adults and the mused Family Events. Spread the word!

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8.–10. February 20191.–3. March 20195.–7. April 20193.–5. May 20197.–9. June 20195.–7. July 20192.–4. August 20196.–8. September 20194.–6. October 20191.–3. November 20196.–8. December 2019

Terms of participation

In case of written notice of cancellation from 21 days before the start of the workshop, a cancellation fee of 50% of the participation fee will apply. With cancellation 7 days before the start of the workshop or later and if the participant does not show up, the full fee will be charged. Alternatively, a substitute participant can be named. If the workshop has to be canceled by the organizer for an important reason (e.g. illness, also at short notice), the full fee will be refunded. No further claims can be asserted.

The workshop will only take place if at least 3 people register. The invoice will be sent approximately two weeks before the start of the workshop. By registering, the organizer is granted permission to take pictures and film recordings during the event and to use these recordings in connection with the event for publicity and documentation, both analogue and digital.