About the Course
This mosaic course is suitable for complete beginners or for those with some experience. You will make a piece of original art for your home or garden, with expert help and guidance from a professional mosaic artist. The courses are informal, and with small class numbers ( up to 6) so that everyone gets plenty of attention.
Courses run one Sunday a month, and some Wednesdays.
No experience of mosaic or other art forms is needed!
If you have a group of 3 or more I am happy to run a course specially for you.I also do parties for children or adults
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?
All tools and materials are included. We also provide tea, coffee and biscuits! Prices may vary depending on what you are making. £75 is for a full day course to make an indoor mosaic. Outdoor mosaic, including concrete stepping stones, cost £85 - £100, because of the extra materials and additional finishing off I need to do in the studio
You can book a half day course, if you prefer, on any of the dates, which is £45, and runs 10.30 - 1.30
I did the half-day workshop and it was a great introduction to mosaic making. Frances is very knowledgeable and encouraging and I’m pleased with my first mosaic creation! Most of our group did the full-day workshop and produced some lovely things (some of us went back a few days later to grout our work) and with hindsight I wish I’d done the full-day too. If you fancy spending a few hours doing something creative and relaxing in convivial company, I’d recommend you give one of Frances’ workshops a go.
Caroline Bartholomew - - #14606
I was very dubious in my own ability to start with, but Frances immediately put me at ease. With her expert tuition and guidance I learned to cut the glass tiles and put them together to make a beautiful mosaic which I will always treasure.
I also found it a very mindful experience in a most tranquil and peaceful setting.
I would thoroughly recommend the course to all and look forward to a bigger challenge next time!
Diane Pollard - - #14119
I've often admired mosaics both ancient and modern but it took Frances to persuade me that I should have a go myself. I was already familiar with the high standard of her own work but my recent session demonstrated that she is equally adept at teaching beginners and doubtless others who have got beyond the nursery slopes. It was a very enjoyable way of spending a few hours and if you want a friendly and knowledgeable approach to decorating your villa or indeed anything else, then I can wholeheartedly recommend that you start with Frances.
Mike Feist - - #13896
It began with a beginners day course and now I'm hooked. Working in Frances's studio in the garden by the river, it's the perfect way to create your own mosaic designs. Her tuition is excellent and helps point you in the right direction with her vast experience.
Louise Dixon - - #4620
Frances is a terrific mosaic artist and has that rare ability to coax the creative streak out of absolutely everyone who attends her courses. She also creates a fun, nurturing environment, and nothing is too much trouble for her. Having been on one of her beginner's courses and having thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience with lots of other lovely newbies, I am now an enthusiastic convert to mosaicking!
Jane - - #3950
I have done a number of Frances's courses now and have seen my skill and confidence grow by leaps and bounds. Frances makes learning such fun and so I don't feel under any pressure. It's a companionable atmosphere and people really enjoy themselves, forging friendships too along the way. Beware though, it's addictive!!
Yvonne - - #3941
I started as a complete novice on a Sunday course and it was excellent. Frances is very good at what she does - a fab mosaic artist, a great teacher and good company. I would recommend her mosaic courses to anyone at whatever level they are at. Her studio is a perfect place to get creative in the company of an interesting mix of people.
Becca coombes - - #3938
I would 100% recommend Frances Taylor's mosaic classes.
For a start the studio has a river view and that combined with the lovely coffee and biscuits sets the scene for a very enjoyable time.
Whether you are a beginner with no idea what to make or someone who has a definite idea, Frances will help you with just the right amount of input - she is very artistic but also very good technically so has an answer for every query.
Last but not at all least the sessions are great fun and very relaxing - if you are stressed or fed up , you will feel wonderful by the end - it's the best sort of therapy!
Caroline Marler - - #3936
I had always wanted to try mosaicing and was delighted when I found this opportunity locally. It doesn't matter whether you think you are creative or not. It's possible to make something simple in a short time and progress on to any number of projects. It's very addictive and hugely rewarding. Frances is delightful, friendly and very helpful, always on hand to guide and help. The classes are friendly, relaxed and fun. Give it a go and I promise you won't regret it.
Alison Parker - - #3934
France's mosaic class is creative and relaxing. Fuelled by coffee, cake and creative guidance, you will be amazed at what you can achieve and how rewarding it is.
Anna Gugan - - #3932
If you've ever wondered how on earth the romans created those magnificent mosaics, and thought 'I couldn't do that', I can honestly recommend this course. You'll soon be creating mosaics you'll be proud to display in your house, as well as solving the Christmas present problem for that awkward Aunt and Uncle who seem to have everything! If like me, you can't draw anything, it's not a problem. Frances is a brilliant artist, who will take you through the entire procedure from beginning to end, and will indeed, even draw the design you want. This is a fun course for anyone wanting to try something new, whilst at the same time, giving you an opportunity to meet new people. One word of caution though. Once you try this course, you'll be hooked forever!
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS COURSE - YES DEFINITELY
Jean Foley - - #1715
Have now done a couple of courses and thoroughly enjoyed them. I was stunned to see how someone like myself with no artistic talent can actually produce something which I am proud to show off in my home. Would highly recommend to all, Frances is a patient teacher and makes the time fly by so quickly as the courses are fun and entertaining - the endless supply of coffee and biscuits didn't hurt! Can't wait to sign up for another.
Annie Kinghorn - - #1709
As a complete beginner to mosaics I couldn't believe that I was able to produce a beautiful mosaic in just one session!
Frances gives everyone lots of individual attention...nothing is too much trouble for her. I had a wonderful time and cannot wait to do more .
Sheila Herbert - - #1705
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