Learn How to Make Mosaics with Broken Dishes
Pique Assiette Mosaic classes in Victoria, BC
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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. Please note that all projects are for Indoor use only.
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.
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.
2.5 hour classes, per week for a total of 10 hours of instruction in all.
Please note: Fall and Winter hours !!
Classes offered Monday to Friday, weekday mornings only 10am -12:30pm, One class per week for 4 weeks.
You can choose a morning class on the week day of your choice, according to availability. Evening classes only available on Fridays subject to availability.
Limit 2 adults per class (Bring a friend?).
Cost: $200+ $10 GST = $210.00 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
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!