Why take a mosaic workshop?
What you’ll learn:
First, we’ll help you plan your design. Then, you will learn how to cut tiles, how to lay them for the greatest effect, and how to fix and grout to create a finished mosaic.
Do I need prior experience?
No. This workshop is designed for people who have never done mosaics. Many students who describe themselves as “not remotely creative” make the coolest pieces!
We include a variety of materials: antique tiles or industrial tiles in every color of the rainbow; metallic tiles, shells or broken patterned dishes.
Recently broke one of your favourite plates? Bring it and we can include it in your piece!
Price and Structure of Workshops
There are 2 workshops:
The first workshop, Create your Own Lisbon Mosaic Souvenir, we each create 2 mosaic sardines, (19 x 4 cm). They are ornaments which can be hung anywhere. Colourful, whimsical and fun. The price is 45 euros and includes all materials. This can be done in 3 hours.
In the other workshop, the duration of the class is 4 hours, which we do in 2 sessions. Here you will create a trivet, 20 x 20 cm. A trivet is a base for a hot plate for the kitchen. They are so highly decorative, however, that we now add a hook on back, so it can be hung in a place of honour!
The first day is 3 hours; the second day* is 1 hour, where we do the final step – grouting and cleaning up the piece, ready for you to take home with you. (*necessary due to the 24 hour drying requirement).
Price is 60 euros, which includes all materials.
Is the process fun?
From my point of view, this may be the most important question! Good news, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” I find it very relaxing, almost meditative. Many students agree, as seen in the comments/review section on our Facebook page.
What will you come away with?
- A beautiful trivet or 2 sardines (and home-made souvenir if you are visiting)
- a new life skill and relaxing hobby
- hopefully new friends!