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Mosaic making breaks with Dawn. Come and stay at Red Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Stanhope, County Durham in the beautiful Weardale valley and have a creative and relaxing break, producing your very own mosaic.
Day classes also available for £55.
Dawn has been making mosaics for over 14 years, on the course Dawn will introduce you to the techniques, tools and materials involved. Stay at this newly renovated bed and breakfast making a unique piece of art to display in your home. Guests are encouraged to bring their ideas or inspiration with them, Dawn also has a range of templates and designs available for you to choose from and books if you need inspiration.
Dawn has produced some stunning work for her home as well as for friends and family and would like to help you to do the same. She became hooked on making mosaics after taking a course in Cyprus and has been making them ever since. Design and make a mirror, a splash back, a coaster or decorative plaque, it's up to you! Please email me to discuss your idea.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included in the price. Tea,coffee and soft drinks are available all day. Please advise me if you have any dietary requirements. Mosaic materials are provided, larger projects may carry an additional cost. There is an additional charge of £10 if 2 mosaics are created to cover the cost of extra materials.
Timings can be flexible depending upon your arrival time. Starting time will normally be around 10.30am finish at approximately 4pm with breaks for lunch and refreshments.
When your mosaic is finished the glue needs to dry over night. We will grout your mosaic the following morning after breakfast and finish at 11.30am.
We attended the one day mosaic course whilst staying at Dawn's B & B. We loved every minute and I loved learning a new skill. Dawn was a very attentive teacher, encouraging and very knowledgeable on mosaics. The day was very relaxed and Dawn made homemade quiche for lunch and her fantastic homemade scones and cake were offered throughout the day. Dawn has instilled the confidence in me to continue making mosaics. This was a wonderful course in all ways and I highly recommend it
Sue Fell - - #15205
This was a very enjoyable day course. There was a very friendly atmosphere amongst the other course participants and Dawn was very good at helping us through the stages and steering us to a finished piece that we could all feel proud about. The cake and sandwiches were delicious!
Chris McGuire - - #12789
My husband and I have just had a wonderful 4 night break with Dawn at Red Lodge. He went cycling into the beautiful moorland whilst I had an amazing two days making a mosaic. Dawn is a great host making you feel very welcome in her lovely home. She plans her courses meticulously so that every part runs smoothly and nothing is too much trouble. Dawn is an encouraging tutor providing unlimited support and advice whilst giving you space to develop your own creativity. There are lots of examples of her work around the house and books and ideas to inspire you. In addition to her creative skills Dawn is also a great cook so we were treated to a delicious home cooked lunch and cake during the course and the breakfasts were also lovely, especially the fresh fruit salad every morning. I am now the proud owner of my own mosaic and feel completely rested and spoilt. We both agreed it was the best B and B we have ever stayed at.
Lesley Murdoch - - #10124
I really wanted to try mosaics and found this course through the craft courses website. A friend joined me for the 3 nights B&B and 2 days of mosaic making. Dawn suggested we come with an idea of what we wanted to make but it was not vital - ideas were in abundance around her home. Fabulous accommodation - clean fresh space to relax when the day was complete. Onto the mosaic – full discussion, guidance and suggestions throughout, but equally time left for our own concentration and development. Everything provided included lunch on the two days. Thank you Dawn – what a stimulating and fruitful weekend.
Gill Ray - - #9943
We stayed at the B&B which was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was superb and the location perfect. The workshop was very relaxed and friendly. We were guided all the way through the process with everything supplied and we all ended up with a piece of mosaic to be proud of. We sat outside in the lovely courtyard surrounded with flowers. The chocolate cake was lovely and Dawn was a great hostess.
E Uttley - - #9434
Dawn,thank you for a lovely time making mosaics. You are such a talented lady and made us feel so welcome in your lovely B and B. I never thought yesterday morning that I'd be leaving today with a mosaic I'm proud to say I made! You have given me so many ideas, I can't wait to begin my own projects at home. Thank you again for making us so comfortable, ( and for the lovely food and drinks
Linda Barrett - - #6571
A wonderful break in a fabulous location complete with an inspiring mosaic workshop. Dawn welcomed us and settled us into our rooms in her beautiful home. The house is amazing and there are lots of examples of Dawn's own mosaics on display. From beautiful splashbacks in each en - suite, to mirrors, pictures and cabinets.
We were able to choose which design we'd each like to mosaic and dive into a wonderful array of mosaic tiles in lots of colours and finishes. Dawn explained how to cut the tiles and create any shapes we wanted for our designs. It felt so relaxed and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
A scrumptious home made spinach pie with salad and a crisp, cold glass of wine rounded off a busy morning. We'd also devoured a beautiful home-made lemon and fresh cream cake for elevenses! On the second day we grouted our mosaics and simply couldn't believe what we had achieved. The breakfast was gorgeous too with lots of local produce cooked to order and succulent home-made jam and marmalade (it's a bonus that Dawn used to be a chef)
A highly recommended workshop at an unbelievable price. I can't wait to try and get back for another break! Thanks to Dawn (and Ollie), we arrived as strangers and left as friends.
Mrs E Jones - - #6432
We had a fantastic break and course here. We each left with a totally unique piece of mosaic artork, which was a amazing. There was a lovely setting to work in and lots of choice of materials. Thoroughly enjoyable and good value. Lunch was included and Dawn is an excellent chef. The bnb itself is absolutely lovely. A perfect place to enjoy both the course and the Durham Dales.
Diane Bullock - - #4946
We stayed at the Red Lodge for a 2 night mosaic break. Having never done any mosaics before we were amazed to come home with our completed project, and have been inspired to continue with more projects. Dawn is obviously very passionate about her hobby and there are numerous mosaics up around the B & B to inspire you. She is an amazing host, very friendly and welcoming, the rooms are immaculate and the breakfast was great. We were even provided with home cooked food for lunch and a glass of wine to end the day! What more could you ask for. If you are interested in making a mosaic I would highly recommend Dawn to get you started.
Janet Howe - - #3584
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Course Start DatesFriday 3rd August 2018
Saturday 1st September 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018
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