The mosaic workshop takes place in a quiet studio, set within the historic town of Shrewsbury. The workshop is led by Lindsey, who has worked in 3 and 2D design, along with many years experience of teaching art, design and mosaics. During this one day workshop you will learn how to apply a range of tiles using the direct method onto an MDF base. There will be a large collection of tile material to choose from but please feel free to bring material from home that you would like to include. You will learn how to create colourful designs, use tile nippers safely, and grout your finished piece. There is a choice of bases from hearts, coasters or a trivet. The maximum group size is five people and the workshop is for adults. The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.00pm, so please try to get to the studio by 9.45am for a prompt start. The aim is to explore this fascinating craft in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
At the moment there will be just tea, coffee and water available in disposable cups. Just bring your own packed lunch, although there are some great local cafes close by catering for all tastes. Bring a jumper as the studio is well-ventilated and an apron or wear clothes you don't mind getting grout on, as mosaic making is a bit messy! There is a NCP car park just around the corner (you will need the NCP Park Pass app to pay for the parking). There are two alternative nearby carparks at St Julian's and Abbey Foregate. There is no parking at the studio. The studio is situated in a very uneven cobbled courtyard and we do not have toilets for disabled workshop attendees at the moment.
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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Such an enjoyable day and I was able to take home a mosaic piece I am proud of at the end of it!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Dear Fiona,
My first time mosaic-ing and so glad I chose Lindsey's course! Not only did I learn how to mosaic but I left with a completed piece which I could be proud of and which is good enough to show other people! I've surprised myself but definitely couldn't have achieved it without Lindsey's expertise and ability to support me at my pace. Aside from the mosaic-ing this is a day to relax, to submerge oneself in the experience of playing (which we don't often allow ourselves to do as adults) and to enjoy the mindfulness of being in lovely surroundings. And yes, I'll be going again!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you so much for the lovely review, Jane. It is very much appreciated and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your day so much. Equally thrilled that you would like to come and have another go, or even have a go at home. It is such an accessible craft, and you certainly embraced it during the workshop. Thank you for taking time to share your experience.
This is the third time I have been on one of Lindsey's courses and as ever it was a wonderful and relaxing experience. She is such a good teacher and very inspirational. I am always amazed at how easy and so very achievable Lindsey makes it all feel. I am definitely hooked on mosaics now and even daring to do some small projects on my own, but I will definitely come again and would love to do a longer course to try a more challenging project. Thank you Lindsey for yet another great class.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:You are very welcome, Carys. It was lovely to see you again and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your third session with me! I will certainly think about a two-day longer course for 2020 so that people can try more advanced pieces of work. Watch this space! Thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated.
A wonderful, perfectly paced workshop. I wasn’t very confident in my abilities but Lindsey offered lots of great advice and encouragement and provided a plethora of exciting materials to work with. I was surprised at how pleased I was with my completed mosaic heart and it will have pride of place on display in my home. Thank you Lindsey!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your first foray into mosaic making. Thank you so much for choosing my workshop and I hope that it has inspired you to continue at home!
Great fun. Lindsey had lots of lovely materials for us to use and offered enough help and guidance for everyone to complete a beautiful mosaic without feeling rushed.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thanks for choosing the mosaic workshop to spend time creatively with your friends. I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your creative day with me and that you were able to have time to design and make mosaics at a relaxed pace, and most of all, that you had fun!
What a fantastic workshop! Lindsey was a great teacher, tailoring the session to individual needs and creative ambitions - I learned some techniques from scratch and produced a piece of work I was happy to put up in my house as a memento - would definitely recommend!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thanks for the lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such enthusiastic and talented students on the day. Great to hear that you have displayed your mosaic creation at home, it was beautiful!
This course was an excellent introduction to mosaic, but would also provide inspiration and techniques for those who are not beginners. Lindsey has a lovely teaching style and provided a wide range of interesting materials for us to work with. The studio is in a fascinating historic part of Shrewsbury. I will definitely visit again on one of Lindsey’s studio open days.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Lisa, for the lovely review. I’m just so pleased you enjoyed the experience having waited SUCH a long time given recent restrictions.
Had a great day learning about mosaics with Lindsey. She paced the day to suit us & took time to explain each stage perfectly. I made a couple of items which I was really pleased with. It was a great day & Lindsey sent us away with lots of additional information so we can try this at home. Thank you!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Catherine, for your encouraging and positive response to the mosaic workshop. I am just so pleased to be able to welcome people back to the studio and thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. It was lovely to meet you, especially as you had travelled so far for the workshop! Enjoy your future forays into mosaic making.
Lindsey's marvellous mosaic course certainly lives up to its name! In the first instance, Lindsey created a safe and calm atmosphere and ensured we were all safe and comfortable throughout the session, with correct PPE being worn at all times.
I was extremely pleased with Lindsey's informative approach, as she shared her knowledge about the myriad tools and materials needed to create mosaics. There were lots of materials to choose from and Lindsey even sought out specific colours to suit our ideas and designs. I felt that Lindsey was able to guide and advise us in our mosaic-making journey, while never infringing on our creativity! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and am very proud of the artwork I created. Thank you Lindsey - I am already excited to make my next mosaic!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you, Rachel, for the lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your first foray into the beautiful craft of mosaic and felt able to explore it in a creative way, even though it's only one day! Please do send me photos of your next piece, as I love to see where everyone takes their ideas. Thank you very much for choosing my workshop, it was great meeting you.
Spent a great day with Lindsey yesterday and came away with a piece of mosaic art that I love! Her work is amazing. Thank you Lindsey
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you for the lovely review, Jenny, and I am so glad that you enjoyed your day after such a wait! I’m hoping you are inspired to continue the craft at home and I look forward to you sharing photos of your next creation with me. Thank you so much for booking the workshop, it was great meeting you.
Really enjoyed my day with Lindsey on the mosaic course. She went to great care to make it all feel safe and gave very clear instructions on the processes involved. I think we all came away with something we were pleased with. Would definitely recommend to others and would love to do another one. Thankyou Lindsey.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your workshop experience and felt safe at the same time. Don’t forget to send me photos of any further mosaics you create as I love to see where it takes everyone! Many thanks Julie, your feedback is much appreciated (and you are always very welcome to come back on another workshop).
We had such a wonderful time today with Lindsey on her mosaic course. Both my mum and I were complete novices to the art of mosaic, but with Lindsey’s guidance we came away with our very own mosaics! Thank you to Lindsey for your warm welcome and for making sure that we had all we needed to make some beautiful mosaic art; I’m feeling very inspired!
I must also say that Lindsey prepared the course and studio space to make sure that we all felt safe during these strange Covid-19 times.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you for the fantastic review and that you finally got to enjoy your creative day together! I’m so pleased you enjoyed the workshop and felt safe in the studio. Your positive feedback makes all the extra preparations worthwhile. Many thanks, your lovely comments are much appreciated!
A really enjoyable day in great surroundings. The environment felt safe and all Covid precautions were in place. Lyndsey was an excellent tutor and we all came away with great pieces of work. Thank you
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Ann for the great review, it is much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you and I was really impressed with the artwork created in just one day. Don't forget to send me photos of any more mosaics you create in the future!
Thank you Lindsey for a great day.
A safe environment for the four of us on the workshop, with Lindsey providing excellent and appropriate demonstrations and support throughout the day.
We've come away with a couple of stunning pieces which will take place of pride in our 'art gallery'.
Great fun and great value for money.
We'll be looking to get materials ourselves and add to our crafting at home.
Thanks again - 5 Star!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you for the great review. I’m just so pleased that, despite the wait to finally experience the workshop, you both had such a positive experience. I will wait for updates and photos of your next mosaic artwork. Thanks for being such lovely company today!
A relaxing wonderful day, Lindsey was well organised for the Corvid situation.
Plenty of sanitiser and work places well spaced.
The group had never done a mosaic before and we all went home with a finished work of art.
Everything was fully explained with Lindsey giving plenty of individual help and guidance.
I have already decided my next project and looking for a small table to refurbish.
The whole day was amazing the amount of materials to try made you feel like a child in a sweet shop.
A day to remember, thanks
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you, Julia for the lovely review! I am so glad that you found the day relaxing and creative and pleased with your mosaic piece, and that you are inspired to go explore the craft further. Fantastic!
A truly wonderful day. Lindsey made sure from the outset that we felt comfortable and safe in our surroundings. Everything was explained and demonstrated at just the right pace so that we were soon hands on with our own project, with confidence and help when needed. I'm thrilled with my mosaics piece and have already ordered some supplies to continue my new hobby at home! Thanks Lindsey X
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:I am so pleased, Sheila, that you felt inspired to go and order more mosaic material! Thank you sincerely for the lovely review and I am so glad that you enjoyed your day in the studio. Please send me photos of any future creations as I love to see where people go with the craft. Lx
What a great day, with a fantastic teacher who inspired us all. We were all beginners and we came away with lovely pieces of mosaics. Everything was covered from start to finish, and an excellent choice of materials to choose from. I will definitely be trying it out at home. It was all very relaxed, even with social distancing. Plenty of sanitisers and well ventilated. Safe environment. Thank you so much Lindsey.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:You are very welcome and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your day in the mosaic studio. Thank you for the lovely review, your mosaic panel was gorgeous so well done on your first attempt. Please do send me photos of future projects!
What an amazing day! Loved every single thing about the whole event. Lindsey is a patient and inspirational teacher whilst maintaining a lovely calming and relaxing atmosphere. And I really felt I had gained all the basic knowledge to start out on my own now. There is an amazing range of materials available, everything you need and much more. And I know pride comes before a fall, but...I adore my own handmade piece 😍😊🙏 Thank you so much Lindsey, an absolute pleasure of a day x
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you for your very kind words. I am just so pleased that, despite the wait, you had such a positive experience and I'm really looking forward to seeing your next mosaic creation. You were a lovely group to teach and the day just flew by. I've just seen your photos and the heart looks brilliant after that final polish - well done you!
Had a fantastic day with Lindsey yesterday. We were all complete beginners and each brought home a beautiful finished mosaic. She was such a great teacher-I feel sure we will all now have the confidence to start our own projects at home. Can't recommend highly enough.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you so much for the lovely review, it is very much appreciated! I am so glad that you feel confident to try this new craft at home and please, do send me photos of your mosaic designs. I love seeing where you take what was experienced during the workshop.
Just spent the day at Lindsey's studio for a one day mosaic course and what a wonderful time I've had.
Lindsey is very welcoming, supportive, passes on her knowledge freely and gives you confidence to complete an amazing piece of art to take home. I now feel able to attempt a mosaic at home and have lots of ideas after seeing the large range of tiles, glass and beads available to use today.
I wholly recommend this course and Lindsey's homemade welsh cakes!
Thankyou Lindsey for a fabulous day.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Sarah for the fantastic review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your day so much, your mosaic was beautiful and extremely well executed! Please do send me photos of future projects as I love to see where people take what they learned during the day’s introduction to the craft. It was really lovely to meet you.
Attended Lindsey’s one day workshop today and I have to say from the moment I walked into her workshop I was hooked. Because the class sizes are quite small there wasn’t any hanging around waiting to speak to her. Her knowledge, and the manner in which she passes it onto those attending the workshop is top notch. She offers a vast, varied and generous supply of materials too. I left at the end of the day carrying a mosaic trivet which I couldn’t wait to show off to my family. I’ve already put pictures of it on my social media pages and have had ‘wow’ comments from my friends and family all over the world. I think it’s safe to say that I’m hooked. I can’t recommend this workshop enough, I would do it again and again. I feel I need to comment on how ‘at ease’ Lindsey makes everybody feel, she encourages everybody and makes light work of fixing any situations that her pupils see as disasters. To top it all there’s bottomless biscuits, cake, tea and coffee. 10 out of 10 for everything. Thank you Lindsey.
Dinah Norrie 6th April 2019
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you so much for the fantastic review, wow, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your day in the studio so much and that it has ignited a passion for the craft! Once you start collecting mosaic materials it will become all absorbing, I was glad to be there for your introduction to it all. I have a feeling that I get just as much out of the workshops and there were plenty of really lovely ideas in the group. Do let me know how you get on with your mosaic projects later in the year!
I was on this course/workshop today 6 April 2019 and I loved every minute of it!!
Lindsey is such a generous teacher - generous with her knowledge and the materials available for use. She likes the class numbers to be small so that she can devote plenty of time to each one of us.
I didn't know that I had it in me to come away with such an excellent piece of work which I am extremely proud of....so...Thank You very much Lindsey, I hope to be booking another course quite soon and making yet piece to be proud of !!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you so much for the amazing and positive review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your day learning about creating mosaics and that you feel enthusiastic about continuing with the craft. All your lovely comments are very much appreciated and I look forward to hearing about your future projects!
What an amazing day!! This course was bought for myself and my cousin as a Christmas gift - we had a lovely relaxing day (the cake and biscuits were fabulous too) Loved the mosiac creation I took home - Lindsey had a fabulous range of colours and shapes to choose from!! Lindsey is a lovely tutor - so helpful and informative - can’t wait to start creating at home!! Xx
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Hi Shelley,
Our day at Lindseys friendly, relaxed workshop, was brilliant. We were so pleased with the lovely mosaics we made, and found Lindsey to be an excellent tutor, very informative, helpful and encouraging. We now feel inspired, and confident enough, to start making creations at home.
The lemon drizzle cake, made by Lindsey‘s mum, was a real treat!
Excellent, friendly and knowledgeable tutor. Relaxed atmosphere. Really pleased with what I made. Loved my vegan lunch at a local cafe too. Perfect day. Thank you Lindsey :)
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Verity - your positive review is much appreciated, especially as it comes from an amazing glass artist! I have a feeling I got as much out of the workshop as you, and lovely to explore new ideas. Your mosaic was beautiful!
Me and my wife had a wonderful day in this course. Lyndsay made us feel very welcome and uses her expertise to guide and help develop ideas. It's amazing to be able to create something and complete it on one day to a high standard! We both left feeling very relaxed with a sense of achievement in what we created. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Ceri for the very positive review. It is always rewarding to hear that even one day’s exploration of a new craft can have great outcomes. Your mosaic was beautiful and should sit well on your table, reflecting the countryside beyond.
What a lovely absorbing way to spend a day. Lyndsey is clearly very experienced in her craft and her work is inspiring. I had plenty of time to attempt and complete several coasters and Lyndsey's guidance and tutoring made sure that we could all make the most of the day, the time and the very varied materials. There were only 3 of us and it meant that we had as much attention as we needed as well as time to be inspired. I hadn't tried mosaics before but am delighted with what I managed to achieve and would love to have another go. Thank you Lyndsey for a very relaxed, enjoyable and productive day.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Ann for the generous and positive review. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your day experimenting with Mosaics. Do send me photos of your next mosaic projects, it was lovely meeting you!
I wholeheartedly recommend this workshop as an introduction to mosaic craft. In a relaxed atmosphere and surrounded by displays of Lindsay's own stunning mosaics, she will guide you through techniques, tools and tiles. You can decide your own design then choose which tiles to use from her large selection of shapes, colours and textures. You will also learn how to safely use nippers to create your own desired shapes. The small class size means you get lots of individual guidance and can work at your own pace. I guarantee that when you get your creation home, you will start planning your next, more ambitious, design.
Thanks, Lindsey, for great day.
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Dear Evelyn, thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the workshop and you should be proud of the mosaics you created. I am also thrilled to hear that it is spurred you on to trying out new projects independently. My job is done!
The best therapy for a stress head like me, ever! From the minute I arrived until the moment I left, Lindsay packed the day with information, techniques, tips and the most valuable part, insight.
I was fortunate enough to be able to discuss my pending project with her from start to finish and Lindsay took the time to walk me through the whole prep. procedure which was the information I was missing. I learned how to nip tiles, about the difference between old pottery and new tile and how they cut, how to make something from even the 'waste' scraps. I made a coaster and developed an eye for a pattern I had no idea I had! For me, the most important thing I took away from my day on this course, was a quiet confidence that I could now tackle my 'go big or go home' project. I had a brilliant time, the whole day! Oh, and as a single footnote, Lindsay's Mum makes the absolute best Bara Brith cake! A fabulous day spent with an absolutely fabulously talented lady and teacher!
Thank you, Lindsay!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thank you Cath for the wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you on your ‘big’ project and getting just as excited! I’m really looking forward to hearing updates and seeing photos as it progresses. P.S. I’ll pass your comments regarding the cake to my Mum, thank you!
What a way to spend the day! I don’t know where the time went, the whole day was such an absorbing and enjoyable experience. Lindsey was an excellent tutor , explaining the techniques, the materials used and offering hints and tips on what works well - and not so well. I have lived in Shrewsbury for the majority of my life and had walked passed the blue doors thousands of times without realising that this beautiful courtyard existed behind them. I’m so glad I booked this course, I came away with two of my own mosaic creations and have now have gained the basic skills to go on and create more. Thank you Lindsey for a great day, and fab coffee cake!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:Thanks for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you on the one-day course. Good luck with your future projects!
I had a great day on this course and would definitely recommend! Lyndsey made us feel so welcome and was really supportive every step of the process- giving lots of helpful hints and tips. The location is excellent with car parking, restaurants and cafes nearby. The day flew by- I’m amazed I came home with two of my own mosaics. Thank you Lyndsey, I can’t wait to have a go at making some more!
Response from Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio:I am so glad that you really enjoyed your day and I look forward to seeing photos of your future mosaic projects!
I absolutely loved my one day workshop with Lindsey. I had no prior experience at all but had always fancied trying my hand at mosaic. Lindsey was the perfect tutor, explaining everything I needed to know but encouraging me to learn practically by making my own piece under her guidance. I am so happy with the piece I made and my family can't believe it. I feel confident enough to have a go on my own at some basic pieces and will definitely go back to Lindsey for another workshop as I progress and become more ambitious!
Really interesting day at Lyndsey's beautiful workshop in historical centre of Shrewsbury. Lots of help and advice through the day. Nudged me in the right direction when artistic inspiration failed me! Lyndsey demonstrated grouting, cutting, use of tools, safety. Lots of examples of Lyndsey's own work and
I was able to watch her work in a fabulous piece of her own. I loved it. The time flew. Like being in another world. Lovely place. I brought home a piece of my own to finish which I am delighted with. I hope to go back soon.