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I am a professional mosaic artist. I have been making mosaics for more than 20 years and running regular mosaic classes in my dedicated, working mosaic studio for 7 years. I also run workshops around Yorkshire and further afield. All tools, materials, grouting and refreshments are included (there are no hidden extras!).
The mosaic classes are suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience. You don’t have to be good at drawing to make mosaics. All you need to bring to a workshop is enthusiasm!
I keep class sizes small, to a maximum of 6, so that everyone gets plenty of attention. Because the courses take place in a professional mosaic studio, there is a huge range of tiles and materials and possible projects available.
My courses take place in my riverside studio in Otley, West Yorkshire, just 10 miles north of Leeds. I also do children's parties and bespoke courses and can travel to run theses at a time and place to suit you or your group.
Full and half day courses
(Sundays and some Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Half day courses run from 10.30 am – 1.30 pm. In this time you can make a small indoor mosaic, trivet or wall mounted mosaic, about
6" / 15cm sq. The course costs £45.
Whole day courses run from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm. Here you can create a larger indoor mosaic, an outdoor wall mosaic or a concrete mosaic stepping stone for your garden. Prices range from £75 to £100 depending on what you'd like to create.
Regular Weekday Courses
I run courses most Friday and Wednesday mornings 10 - 12.30 and alternate Friday afternoons 1.30 - 4. These courses are suitable for people with some mosaicing exprerience, and are aimed at people who might want to attend regularly (perhaps at least once a month)
These courses cost £15 plus materials (usually under £5)
All materials, tools and refreshments are provided, and included in the price.
For course dates and prices please see the Book a Course page, or click the link below.
MORE ABOUT THE COURSES
On the course you’ll learn how to cut tiles and about basic mosaic design. You should either finish your mosaic or go home with enough pieces to finish it off.
Everyone works at their own pace on their own project so you can make something from scratch, or bring along design ideas or even something you are already working on. Remember you don’t have to come with an idea, the studio is equipped with plenty of mosaic books for inspiration and pre-drawn templates for design ideas.
You are welcome to ring to discuss ideas for what you could make on a course, particularly if you have a special project in mind. There are a maximum of 6 places per course, so that everyone gets plenty of space and attention.
Mosaics can’t always be grouted on the day they are made, but I’ll show you how to do it, or you can leave your mosaic at the studio to be grouted, and collect it at a later date, at no extra charge. Outdoor mosaics may need a second visit (included in the price) to finish off or to collect your finished mosaic
I am always happy to talk projects and ideas through on the phone without charging.
I also provide bespoke Mosaic Courses for parties including hen nights and children's parties. Please get in contact to discuss a mosaic party or a specially arranged course for your friends or group. The course can take place at my studio or I can travel to you. Group sizes are limited to 7 at the studio, but can be up to 15 in other venues.
The studio: the mosaic studio is a workshop. It is heated, but it is a messy working space, so please don’t come in your best clothes!
If you are staying all day we’ll have a break for lunch at a suitable time. You can either bring packed lunch or there are plenty of places to get food within a 5 minute walk, including cafés and a supermarket. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day, and are included in the price.
Please note, there are steps down to the studio and a step up to get in to it, so it is not suitable for wheelchair access. If you have mobility issues and would like to book a course, please get in contact, as I can sometimes arrange to move to a different venue