Mosaic Classes

 Mosaic classes in Victoria, BC

Learn How to Make Mosaics with Broken Dishes

Classes starting in May!  Email Helen now, to arrange classes for yourself or yourself and a friend!

Student Judy with fan-mosaic made at Summerhouse Art mosaic classes
Student Judy with fan-mosaic

Have you always wanted to learn how to make mosaics with broken dishes or china? Maybe you’ve been saving broken dishes to use someday in a mosaic? Would you like to have some fun learning a new art form?

Discover your individual style in a fun, inspiring and creative environment… and learn how to make mosaics from broken dishes too!  This is an art form that doesn’t even require drawing or painting skill, just enthusiasm.

Our broken dish style of mosaic is also known as “Pique Assiette”, a French term literally meaning “stolen dishes”.  So you’ll be recycling and upcycling old dishes and bits and pieces into works of art.

Check out a few of the beautiful projects some of our past students have done below.

This is NOT a packed one day mosaic workshop rushing you through a project where you throw together a design, glue it down and grout all in one flustering, tiring day. In fact, you choose your own individual project, be it an art mirror, vase, lamp base or small furniture piece and work on it in 4 classes over 4 weeks. We supply lots of inspiration and ideas.

Classes are in Helen’s little home studio in Victoria.  Just enough room for very small mosaic classes of just one or two people.  It’s great for couples, friends and close relatives too.  Or you can take a class on your own, that’s just fine too.  Our emphasis will be to help you find the source of your own creativity. We believe that everyone has an intuitive artistic sense and we’ll help you to find your own individual style.

Studio mosaic class, Summerhouse Art class
Studio mosaic class,

Four mosaic classes filled with fun, delight and insight

First Class: the Shopping Class. First a quick introduction to all the possibilities that you can create in the creative environment of the artists’ home and studio full of art and mosaics. Then a quick “how to” break dishes.

Then off we go Thrift Store Shopping, to look for good stuff to break or include in your mosaic! Shop for all the ingredients for your first mosaic. Learn what to look for, what will work. You’ll never look at a dish the same way again. Way too much fun! Every one loves the Shopping Class!

Big plus is that almost everything is recycled and guilt free. And cheap. You’ll suddenly see new uses for those old dishes, ornaments and bits and pieces you’ve been saving at home.

2nd class: Breaking Dishes 101 Who knew breaking dishes could be so much fun? Learn how to use the tools to break dishes. No, not just a hammer.  You also learn the art of gluing all those bits and pieces down with plenty of guidance from an artist to help you get the result you want.

Third Class: Studio time  Time to finish gluing the bits and pieces you have artfully arranged plus lots of tips and guidance to help you create the project you want.

Last Class: All about grout. You’ll be grouting and finishing your piece. Then sit back and celebrate! You will enjoy the glow of accomplishment as you view your finished piece, the results of unleashing your creative side.

Student Jane, cleaning grout on her mosaic, summerhouseart.com
Student Jane, cleaning grout on her mosaic,

2.5 hour classes,  per week for a total of 10 hours of instruction in all.

Please note:  NEW  HOURS FOR the Spring starting in May!!

Classes offered Monday to Friday, mornings  10am -12:30pm,  afternoons 1:30 – 4pm,  evening classes 6:30pm – 9pm.    One class per week for 4 weeks.

You can choose a morning, afternoon or evening classes on the week day of your choice, according to availability.

Limit 2 adults per class (Bring a friend?).

Cost: $160 + $8 GST = $168.00 per person.  We supply the glue and grout and plywood backing if you need it.  Students buy their own dishes on the Shopping Class.  You’ll learn what to look for and what’s usable for mosaics.

Cash or Cheque only.  Receipts happily given.

 Call for details: (250) 380-6334

or click here to Email

Custom mosaic classes for the really ambitious graduates of our classes also available. For larger and more complex projects or consultation for your next projects @ $20 per hour. Grout, glue and materials not supplied, but plenty of guidance and enthusiasm are (call for details).

For a quick look at some of Helen and Will’s mosaics

Here’s a little taste of some of the work done by students in my classes!

Mosaic Student Dianne's mosaic dish, summerhouseart.com
Mosaic Student Dianne with her mosaic dish created in Summerhouseart Mosaic Classes

 

Student Rahni with mosaic made at Summerhouse Art classes
Student Rahni with mosaic made at Summerhouse Art classes

 

 

Student Gail's Mosiac Table top summerhouseart.com
Student Gail’s Mosiac Table top summerhouseart.com

 

Student Jane with her lovely floral mosaic table top, summerhouseart.com
Student Jane with her lovely floral mosaic table top, summerhouseart.com

 

Student Susan at mosaic classes summerhouse.com
Student Susan at mosaic classes summerhouse.com

 

Student Murray's Tray from mosaic class Summerhouse Art
Student Murray’s Tray from mosaic class Summerhouse Art

 

Student Rahni's table/wall hanging, Summerhouse Art mosaic classes
Student Rahni’s table/wall hanging, Summerhouse Art mosaic classes

 

Student Bonnie's Mosaic Table, Summerhouse Art mosaic classes
Student Bonnie’s Mosaic Table, Summerhouse Art mosaic classes

Student JIllian's Mosaic in Summerhouse Art mosaic classes
Student JIllian’s Mosaic in Summerhouse Art mosaic classes

 

Student Shannon's-mosaic- Summerhouse Art Mosaic classes
Student Shannon’s-mosaic- Summerhouse Art Mosaic classes

 

Student Marianne's finished mirror, Summerhouse Art classes
Student Marianne’s finished mirror, Summerhouse Art classes

 

Student Della's table Summerhouse Art mosaic class
Student Della’s table Summerhouse Art mosaic class

 

Student Nancy's table, Summerhouse Art mosaic class
Student Nancy’s table, Summerhouse Art mosaic class
Student Ann's mirror Summerhouse Art mosaic class
Student Ann’s mirror Summerhouse Art mosaic class
Shelley's Mosaic Table in Summerhouse Art Mosaic Classes
Shelley’s Mosaic Table in Summerhouse Art Mosaic Classes
Vicki's Mosaic Table in Summerhouse Art Mosaic Classes
Vicki’s Mosaic Table in Summerhouse Art Mosaic Classes
Summerhouseart Student Tanya's mosaic mirror
Summerhouseart Mosaic Student Tanya’s mirror
Summerhouseart Student Tanya's mosaic mirror
Summerhouseart Student Tanya with the mirror she created

 

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2 comments

  1. I would love to take a class. I live in New York. is there any place to stay near you?
    where exactly are you located? are you year round? thanks.

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