About the Course
Come and join Dawn for the day to create your own unique mosaic in Spennymoor, County Durham. If you enjoy crafts and would like to try something different mosaicing could be for you.
Dawn has been making mosaics for over 12 years, she became hooked on mosaicing after taking a year long course in Cyprus and has been making them ever since.
Dawn will introduce you to the techniques, tools and materials involved in making a medium sized mosaic. Make an animal shape, teapot stand, house number or plaque on a relaxing fun day...with cake! Please contact Dawn to discuss your project or book a class.
Please be aware that once your design is glued down it usually needs at least 12 hours to dry before it can be grouted, this must be taken into consideration if you would like to take a finished piece home.
Dawn can grout your mosaic for you to collect at a later date or you can take some grout home to finish the mosaic yourself.
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 materials and tools required to make your mosaic including safety glasses.
Larger mosaics may carry an additional charge. Addition mosaics made carry a £10 charge to cover the cost of extra materials.
Refreshments - tea, coffee, cake and sandwiches.
Dawn recently ran a lovely mosaic birthday party for my 9 year old daughter. We chatted beforehand about timings etc and what we could do with the girls, most of whom had never done a mosaic before, and Dawn couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. She arrived in plenty of time to set up and brought all the materials and equipment with her, which made things easy for me. Our party was for 8 girls which was a good number, as Dawn could get round everyone to help and advise. Dawn brought an assortment of shaped boards including foxes, flower pots, bunnies and hearts and a variety of different tiles (all pre cut, no sharp edges) so the girls could design their own unique mosaic. It took the girls about an hour to do their boards, and then Dawn helped clear up before taking them away to be grouted. I picked them up a week later and handed them out to the girls and they are absolutely thrilled with them. Dawn had even attached ribbons or wall hangers to them so they could be hung up straight away. I would highly recommend a mosaic party with Dawn for anyone with a child who is creative, likes crafts or simply wants a party with a difference!
Jen Scott - - #19567
Response from Jigsaw Mosaics:Thank you Jen for taking the time to write such a wonderful review.
Two things to note about this course: Dawn's enthusiasm and her cakes! Both are fantastic. The course is easy going and relaxed with plenty of time for questions. Inspiration is everywhere from Dawn's own finished mosaics. If you are looking to get into crafting then go for this course first as her enthusiasm is catching and shows you how much fun and joy there is in creating an object with your own hands. Plenty of choices and guidance for your first mosaic plus an incredible array of tessarae to choose from. All in all a very enjoyable day and would recommend this to anyone.
Mike Beer - - #14436
A very enjoyable day! Dawn was extremely welcoming and well organised. There was an excellent selection of animals/shapes to mosaic and it was very helpful to have so many completed examples to use for ideas and for inspiration. Very good selection of colours and finish of tiles. Refreshments were provided throughout the day. The cake was especially delicious. We also looked at the bed and breakfast accommodation, which is best described as delightful! Thank you to Dawn for a superb day-I am now hooked on mosaics!
Emma - - #14313
I booked this day course for me and my friend as a birthday present. Dawn was absolutely fantastic, very welcoming and friendly. We had a variety of different items to choose from to mosaic and were then shown how to cut and place the glass after a safety talk. We enjoyed lovely homemade cake and flapjack for a snack followed by lunch- I had a special vegan meal made for me whilst the others enjoyed quiche and salad! Lots of refreshments and good conversation. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and may book the overnight break for my mum in the future!! Thanks very much for having us.
Vicki and Anna
Victoria Allen - - #14149
My friend and I joined Dawn for one of her mosaic courses recently and had a fabulous time. Dawn is very easy going and put us at ease straight away. She took us through the course step by step and during the breaks offered us homemade delights, homemade soup, bread and the most delicious cake!! We stayed over in her guest house, which was lovely and spotlessly clean. Had a wonderful breakfast and finished off our mosaics. I would recommend this course to anyone, even if they don't think theyrw very 'crafty', well worth the money and a great Christmas gift idea. Thank you Dawn, we will be back!
Carole Harker - - #6731
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