Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
Next available date Saturday 6 May
A brilliant introduction to mosaic techniques which sets you up to succeed. Lesson in preparation, cutting, grouting etc giving loads of hints and tips which will give you a head start with your chosen project. Even if you have made mosaic before, you could find all sorts of hints and tips in this session.
Price includes wonderful array of materials.
Beautiful purpose built fully equipped studio. Small friendly groups with the emphasis on fun, creativity and enthusiasm.
What's included in the price?
The studio is set over looking Carn Llidi and open fields.
Fresh coffee, tea etc included. You need only bring a sandwich for lunch.
Price includes the materials to make a piece on the day using your new found knowledge. Choose from pots, mirrors, cut out bases etc and a massive selection of tile, stained glass, plates, recycled trinkets and other bright and shiny bits.
Superb day with Maddie Janes in Jersey last weekend. We were hands on pretty much straight away and after a skills lesson we were making our own mosaic. So many materials to choose from and thanks to Maddie's wealth of knowledge and patience, we all came away with a lovely piece of work for a first attempt! Thoroughly recommended this course.
I went to a mosaic work shop run by maddie Janes in jersey last weekend.
I really enjoyed the course, Maddie is a fab teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide a beginner like myself.
Very encouraging and delivery of the course was excellent
All materials were generously provided, at times I felt I was diving in to Maddies hidden treasure chest.
I used the skills I had gained the very next day with the children I look after -great fun!
I was so happy to learn that Maddie Janes was coming to Jersey for one of her Mosaic workshops. I couldn't wait to meet and learn from her. The workshop was extremely fun and had a very relaxed atmosphere but most importantly, it was very educational. Maddie gave me some great tips and taught me to master some new techniques. She provided a lovely variety of materials which got all the creative juices flowing. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and my only problem was that the time went too fast... Maddie's workshop was fabulous and would recommend this to anyone who loves creativity or is looking for something inspirational to do.
Spent a fabulous day with Maddie who was a wealth of information and encouragement. Really friendly workshop and well worth the trip. Totally absorbing, I didn't want to stop. Can't wait to have a day to myself to try out some more. Thanks.
We spent a whole day with Maddie, working on a table top design. We were both novices and came away feeling very enthused and confident about how to take our project forward. Maddie is an excellent teacher, very patient and very helpful. We had a great day, learning about mosaics, practising how to do it, firming up plans for our project and getting started on it. The time went by very quickly, and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We learnt a huge amount in a small time and Maddie was able to supply us with the materials we needed. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks for a great day Maddie and for your subsequent help.
What a wonderful way to spend a day! I was an absolute beginner and Maddie provided an excellent introduction to the techniques needed- I came away with a piece I was proud of ! The studio is beautiful and the works on display are an inspiration.
Maddie is an excellent teacher- explaining and offering advice whilst assuring you that each piece is as individual as the person creating it.
I will certainly be going back for another project!
My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon with Maddie. We took our own frame, in which we intend to insert a mirror and made a lovely beach themed mosaic. Maddie was accommodating and made us feel very welcome. She guided us through the project, but gave us freedom to unleash our creativity! I couldn’t recommend her enough.
Enjoyed a wonderful day with Maddie in her beautiful workshop in the Pembrokeshire countryside. Really relaxing and fun day..created two mosaics and was taught different cutting techniques and how to grout when finished. Lunch was a tasty homemade soup. The day went by so quickly..too quickly for my liking. Loved every minute of the day and would definately recommend it to anyone.
Maddie has run a number of workshops at The Bug Farm and every one has been brilliant. Maddie ran different mosaic sessions for both adults and children and everyone who took part came away absolutely buzzing with the skills they had learnt and a beautiful mosaic to take home too! The range of materials provided was fantastic and the workshop was set up to allow you to progress at what ever speed suited you. Maddie was helpful, kind, extremely patient and professional and as a participant in one of her workshops myself, it was an absolute pleasure to be part of.
I have wanted to try mosaics for years and now I have more time .Today at Maddies fantastic studio, exceeded all my expectations .She was so friendly,knowledgable,helpful and encouraging , the range of mosaics and equipment is very impressive .The tomato soup was excellent at lunchtime.I went home at the end of a great day thrilled to bits with my mosaics and my husband was also very impressed by my work .I would like to go once a month , maybe I could bring my milkchurns ? Thankyou Maddie for a memorable , lovely day.
What a fantastic day. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it! Maddie was a great help. She was always on hand to give advice & give me confidence. Thank you. I will definitely be doing it again & will bring others along. I must also say I felt so relaxed when I got home, very therapeutic! Thank you
What a fantastic day !!. Didn't realised it would be such fun, and even brought my artistic side out !!. Maddie and Penny were lovely, would recommend trying this activity to anyone !!. Thanks for a lovely day.
I took my friend Rosie to Maddie's for a mosaic making workshop as a 30th birthday present. It was absolutely all we could have wished for. Maddie was so knowledgeable and helpful, we were surrounded by her beautiful pieces and were in great company. Maddie was lovely to talk to and also very patient and kind which was a great help. Rosie and I had a lot of fun and created pieces that we are very proud of. It's was an afternoon to treasure for both of us and I cannot thank Maddie enough for the experience.
What a wonderful day of creativity and company.
Maddie and Penny made us so welcome, and imparted knowledge and inspiration all day.
The atmosphere in the workshop was wonderful, warm and friendly.
To be surrounded by some awe inspiring mosaic pieces on the walls, truly does get the creative juices going.
I will definitely be continuing to mosaic, thanks to Penny and Maddie.
All the best
We had the most wonderful day with Maddie. I brought my son (11) and friend (14) and the 3 of us loved every moment.
Maddie was incredibly patient and helpful, and showed us lots of new skills, allowing us to experiment with different techniques and mediums, all in the loveliest of surroundings in the workshop.
We all ended the day with individual pieces of work that we were all incredibly proud of.
We very much hope to make a return visit to Maddie very soon to continue learning about the wonderful world of mosaics.
I set out this morning feeling excited at the prospect of spending the day with Maddie, learning the basics of mosaics. What a day it turned out to be. Learning new techniques, and ending the day with a piece I am really proud of. The studio is well set up and not at all off putting despite the fact it is the work place of such a talented professional. Maddies approach is relaxed and friendly so following her instruction is not difficult. I am amazed that in one day I was able to walk away with a creditable piece having never done anything like it before.
If you want to try something new and hugely satisfying get yourself booked onto a course you'll love it!
Had an absolute fantastic day yesterday making my first mosaic piece. There were 5 of us and Maddie and Penny were just brilliant in providing technical information and inspiring hints and tips. Her studio was warm and welcoming and all her artwork on the walls gave us great inspiration. The tools and massive assortment of potential mosaic materials was really well laid out, this bounty of materials helped you achieve a fantastic finished artwork. Hopefully we will return again to learn further mosaic skills. I would recommend this course to everyone..and will do so!!