Award winning artist Julie Vernon runs small mosaic workshops for 4 - 8 people at her Nottinghamshire studio. Informal and relaxed atmosphere, these courses are suitable for absolute beginners through to those wanting to improve and practice their skills. In this one day workshop (10 - 4) you will be introduced to a wide range of materials and cutting techniques to make your own individual wall plaque. Julie will guide you all the way with plenty of books on hand to help inspire you with your design. All materials provided although feel free to bring along some of your own special vintage finds such as buttons, china saucers and broken tiles which you may like to include to make personal to you.
As you need to allow your mosaic to dry overnight a grouting demonstration will be given in the afternoon along with a bag of grout for you to complete at home.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
This is a mixed class so you can choose to make either an interior wall plaque £80, exterior wall plaque £90, or cut our shape £90. Just bring yourselves - all equipment and materials provided to make an interior or exterior wall plaque (please specify at time of booking). A variety of base sizes provided including 8" x 8" and 7" x 12".
A light vintage style lunch provided of sandwiches, quiche and homemade cake served on pretty vintage china with copious amounts of tea and coffee (please specify any dietary requirements)
Note: Payment required at time of booking. Refunds can be given up to 6 weeks of the course start date after which full course payment required. In the unlikely event a course is cancelled a full refund will be given or you may like to transfer to an alternative course. Gift vouchers accepted as full or part payment.
My sister and I had a fantastic day creating our first mosaics with Julie. She gave lots of advice and support but also left us to explore our creative sides too. The lunch was delicious and seeing examples of her work in the beautiful workshop was wonderful. I would highly recommend this to anyone who fancies trying their hand and mosaic making with a great teacher!
Many thanks for the review - it was lovely to meet you both. Hope to see you again in the future for some more mosaic making!
Had a lovely very enjoyable day. Julie is excellent in explaining very clearly and helping learn all the steps of the process. We learnt how to do a mosaic picture from start to finish and took home our finished product. Excellent. Fully recommended.
Thanks for the lovely review. Good luck with the grouting!
My daughter and I worked collaboratively on a mosaic, Julie took this into account and gave us a larger base to work on to. The action of making the mosaic was totally absorbing and helped us to be relaxed and to clear our minds of day to day stress. The process of making something, with our hands was so satisfying, it was really the most enjoyable part of the day. We were very much in the moment and it was both creative and therapeutic.
Julie is an excellent teacher, we had never made a mosaic before but she gave us clear guidance and then encouraged and supported us in the right amounts. Her studio is bright, warm and full of the tiles and equipment needed to inspire. We met some lovely, like minded people and would really recommend this experience.
Thanks for the lovely review. I wonder who will get to keep the mosaic? Good luck with the grouting!
This is a lovely course. Location was easy to find, lovely little studio, nice light lunch. There were plenty of examples and books for us to reference and lots of lovely materials. Julie led us through the process and gave us help and hints as the day unfolded. Brilliant course. Thank you Julie for you patience.
Many thanks for your review Karen. Hope to see you again in the future for some more mosaic making. All the best Julie
Amazing day. I booked the day for myself and a friend for her birthday and we had a fab time. Julie is a great teacher, the workshop was planned to perfection and on top of that lunch was lovely. I’ve already had some lovely comments about my work and I only made it yesterday. We are going back in a couple of months to make more advanced projects!
Had a fantastic day with Julie making an outdoor mosaic plaque. Julie offered encouragement and helpful advice and had an amazing range of colours and materials to bring my idea to life. A very hands-on course where we were encouraged to follow our own ideas and try different techniques. Great venue in her light and airy studio. A relaxing lunch which was most welcome - especially the homemade cake 😊. Julie made this a really enjoyable and rewarding day that I'd recommend to anybody wanting to try mosaics or develop their skills.
I would like to say a massive thank you for the amazing mosaic workshop today and providing me with as much assistance as possible when I made my Union Jack. I felt like it was an amazing therapeutic experience which allowed me to express my true creativity and I am now feeling relaxed because of it. Have a lovely rest of the summer!
I attended a full day workshop with Julie where I was given a choice of making an inside or outside project. We were welcomed with refreshments into Julie’s lovely workshop and she talked us through the array of tiles, crockery, embellishments we could use for our chosen project. Julie provided us with a lovely lunch including home made cake. We ended the day being shown how to grout and given a bag to take home to finish our project when the mosaic had dried. I had a great day and would highly recommend this course.
This is the 2nd of Julie's workshops that I've attended. This time it was myself and my 13 year old daughter. We both had a wonderful time and are very pleased with what we managed to produce on the day. You do not have to be highly creative (I am not) as Julie provides helpful and much appreciated guidance just when it is needed. I would highly recommend this course, both whether you want to do something on your own or as a family / friends outing.