Heritage Workshops and Lectures; Spring 2013

Roman Mosaics Workshops

Lawrence Payne

At Flag Fen

Saturday 13 April, 10am-12noon; 1pm-4pm

Archived Event

Opus Sectile £27 per person; Classic Mosaics £45 per person

Discover how to make Roman mosaics with tutor Lawrence Payne, who trained at the renowned Scuola Arte del Mosaico in Raenna, Italy. With his expert help, you can create stunning designs to take home.

Opus Sectile Mosaics


Unlike traditional mosaics, Opus Sectile uses big pieces that are shaped to define large portions of the design. Learn how to cut marble pieces to size and transform them into Roman-inspired artwork. Create a series of six coasters to take home. You can choose your own pattern and marble colours to make your ideal mosaic! All materials will be provided.

£27 per person

Classic Mosaics


If you prefer the more traditional Roman mosaic design, join us for a longer workshop where you can learn to cut small tiles (or tesserae) to create a series of six coasters or a small picture. Lawrence will also demonstrate how to use a hammer and hardie, the same tools that would have been used by ancient craftsmen. There will be Roman examples for inspiration – or you could choose something more modern. All materials will be provided.

£45 per person

All workshops and lectures can be booked through Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or museum@vivacity-peterborough.com. Booking is essential for all workshops and strongly recommended for lectures.

Create stunning designs to take home

Roman Mosaics Workshops Performances

Sat 13 Apr 10:00am £27 per person For Sale
Sat 13 Apr 1:00pm £45 per person For Sale

Flag Fen

  • The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough , PE6 7QJ
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