Introduction to Mosaics Workshop — An ancient technique for modern creations!
This introduction to mosaics workshop ensures a relaxed, fun atmosphere for students to explore and develop their own individual creativity.
In just three hours students will create their own mosaic by designing a 12 x 12 mirror and then gluing down materials selected from our wide supply of beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. All materials are included and you will leave with a container of grout for you to use at home. In the class you will learn about the basics of mosaics and will watch a grouting demonstration so that you can finish your creation once it has dried for at least 24 hours. If you prefer, you can pay a $10 fee to leave your mosaic and have us grout it for you, but really grouting your mosaic is a perfect introductory grouting project that anyone can manage.
Mosaics is one of the most approachable of mediums and the 12 x 12 surface is just big enough to inspire creation, but not too big to overwhelm those new to the art form. We provide pre-cut glass and ceramic tile as well as larger pieces of glass that can be cut to form unique creations. It’s always helpful to think about your design ideas prior to the class — color, texture and size help define your finished product.
Mosaic is in a healthy state in the early 21st century and this accessible and non-elitist form of creativity makes it a perfect art form for students at VisArts! We can’t wait to share our enthusiasm for this art form with new students as well as those with some experience.
This class is held at our VisArts Pop Up space at 36 Maryland Avenue, which is next to Toy Kingdom. The closest parking lots are Parking Lots A and B on Maryland Avenue. VisArts can validate for up to two hours of free parking.