Mosaic Workshops with Dionne Ible - Bedfordshire
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About the Course
I have over 10 years experience working with adults, children, schools and community spaces. I have worked on Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover Show, appeared on OHTV and had work appear in several publications.
This one day workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediates where you will be taught the basic methods of mosaic which include cutting, laying of tiles and grouting.
You are encouraged to bring your own designs with you, however, books and templates are provided for inspiration.
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?
Each participant will be provided with a wooden mosaic base (for internal) or weatherproof base (for external) and all materials. Books will be provided for inspiration as well as a good range of materials, however, if you have a real need for specific colours or have a particular design in mind, please bring these with you.
If you do not finish your item you may take home any tiles you need to finish your work. I will also supply you with course notes which include the grouting procedure and a list of suppliers.
Light refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch in the unlikely event you want to stop an eat!
Class size: dependent on venue
I had such a lovely day with Dionne. She taught me the techniques I needed to use as this was my first attempt at mosaic. She gave me just the right balance of independence and guidance so that I felt enabled and supported. I was able to complete the project I had wanted to create and take the finished article home. Dionne is very professional and friendly so the whole experience was relaxing and absorbing and I felt I had accomplished something new. I would highly recommend her.
Sue Evans - - #16695
5 friends had a lovely workshop day at my house. It was relaxing and really enjoyable. Dionne taught and encouraged us in friendly and professional way. We all ended up with a very personal piece to take away.
Pat Bailey - - #13325
This is my second class with Dionne. It's nice to be creative and produce your own piece of work. Dionne is a great teacher patient and just let's your imagination flow. Already looking forward to my next class for Xmas!! Highly recommended to novices to give it a go.
Angela - - #10066
Really enjoyed my mosiac lesson with Dionne, she is very patient, always happy to assist and helped bring out my creative side. I would definitely book another lesson.
Sandra Huggins - - #10041
I really enjoyed my weekend course that I attended. As a complete novice, my every need was tended to. There were plenty of books to look at at to get ideas and inspiration and all the equipment you need to create your piece. Dionne was as attentive as you needed her to be, happy to let you get on with it and there to help when you got stuck. I came home with a lovely piece to be proud of.
Amy Cavanagh - - #8241
We really enjoyed our time creating our wonderful pieces with Dionne. She was brilliant, very helpful and encouraging. We had a lot of fun and are so pleased with our pieces. Highly recommend this workshop to everyone.
Vandita Patel - - #8020
As a complete beginner, this was my introduction to mosaic and I loved it. Dionne is great, a good balance between providing guidance and encouraging you to learn through practice.
Lots of inspiration provided through Dionne's own amazing work and a stack of books are made available.
The 6 hours absolutely flew by and has definitely inspired me to do more. I hope to be back in the future.
Kirsty - - #7745
This is an excellent course, highly recommend it to all you creatives out there. We booked this course for our mums birthday and she absolutely loved every minute of it.
Rikita Patel - - #7330
So, second time, left with a started lazy Susan and masses of motivation from an excellent teacher. Colour, design, angles, thank you Dionne.
Marilyn Gerson - - #6851
I had a thoroughly enjoyable day at a Dionne's. Her instructions are easy to follow and you get stuck in almost straight away, there is plenty of help and encouragement, and the time absolutely flies. I feel I have learned enough to embark on projects at home.
Ample coffee, biscuits and cake, though you don't want to stop to enjoy them!
If you're thinking about trying this, I say go for it, you'll have fun and learn something new at the same time.
Jan - - #6840
My mosaic day was very enjoyable and Dionne's guidance and encouragement made the experience of creating my sunflower mosaic and finishing it at home a wonderful achievement. There was books to find ideas and a amazing selection of mosaic colours to explore with. Looking forward to my next creation.
Martine Roberts - - #6630
I attended Dionne's mosaic workshop last weekend. I had a great time. She had a fantastic selection of materials and is lovely to work with. I love love my mosaic and was really inspired by her artwork and the creativity of the other people in the workshop. I would highly recommend the workshop.
Orla - - #5212
I did a mosaic making birthday party with my friends and really enjoyed it. I am not very artistic but still loved designing and making my mosaic. Dionne created a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and provided lots of design ideas. I would definitely recommend trying this out!
louise - - #3372
I first came across Dionne work when i visited her website a couple of years ago and was blown away by her work. The explosion of colour, vibrancy and energy which transmits from every piece of her work is amazing. Her work should not only be hi-lighted for it's place in the Multi-Cultrual Arts but also for her wonderful contribution to the African Cultrual Arts. She produces the most spectacular pieces of Mosaic Art and the only expression i could use, when viewing her work, is "WOW".
Even-though i had previously attended a few Mosaic courses before, i decided that it was time to attended one of Dionne's workshops, which i did this weekend and i must say that i extremely happy with my course.
The environment was warm, friendly, relaxed and fun. I didn't have any idea what i wanted to make when i arrived but i was soon inspired by a piece of Dionne's work and that soon got me going! Dionne is a great teacher and although she encourages her students to think about the textures, shapes, colours and designs for themselves, she is always there to help when you need it.
I learned to do some things differiently to the way i was previously taught and this opened up my mind and inspired me to approach my work in a better way. I left the workshop with lots of new ideas!
I highly recommend Dionne's workshops to anyone who wants to give it a go or to build on their skills.
A Fantastic Course.....A Fantastic Tutor!!
Helen Moses - - #3104
A great weekend which has left me feeling on top of the world. As a newcomer to mosaics, I booked two days and am so glad I did. It gave me time to learn how to cut the tiles, select a design and then create a whole A4 mosaic. Dionne's style gave me the space to choose what I wanted to do and let me get on quietly with it, with a good selection of colours and textures of tiles to give the results I wanted, but when I had questions she was there with ideas and guidance. I felt completely supported and encouraged and will be doing more!
Fiona - - #1963
We had a great introductory day - Dionne was an excellent tutor - inspirational, reassuring and encouraging!
Julie - - #1954
Dionne is a very talented artist and teacher, she spares no effort to explain and show in minute details every step of learning mosaics, everything is supplied. Her passion is reflected in her warm personality. I recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in mosaics.
Laura - - #1922
Dionne's workshop is amazing - really fun day and I learned loads. Great setting in Dionne's lovely home - gives it a personal touch. Dionne works really closely with each person so you can develop your own creation with as much help as you need. Designs and all materials are provided so you can pick something from a book or you can bring your own work like I did and she will help you bring it to life. You come away having learned the basis of a new skill. Also, if you don't finish, Dionne gives you extra tiles and grout to work on at home.
Highly recommend this course!
Simone - - #1656
Such fun in a lovely environment. I didn't know I had such creativity in me. I was very pleased with my creation and Dionne's experience, knowledge and unending assistance (and tea). Going back on Monday for some more :o)
Justine McNulty - - #1596
Dionne came to my house to give myself and my friend a two hour introductory course. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time - Dionne is a fab tutor, knowledgable, friendly and above all patient. We were stupid enough to think it would not take long to complete our items but how wrong were we!! Mosaics are definitely time consuming. Dionne left enough materials for us to finish our projects and returned to show us how the final stages on mounting the finished article onto our chosen base. We are delighted with our items and would thoroughly recommend Dionne
Maggie Evans - - #1563
Thoroughly enjoyed this one day course. Dionne has a lot of examples and books you can use to create your design from and a large amount of material to chose from too. I think this course would be suitable for both beginners and more experienced in mosaics as Dionne works with a variety of materials and techniques. Also as the class size is small you all get a lot of attention and support from Dionne in creating your masterpiece, unlike other courses I have attended where I have had to wait a long time when I need some assistance. The day just flew by and I am very pleased with mosaic I have made.
Gillian Hardy - - #1562
Dionne is a friendly and professional tutor. I had the pleasure of a days course with my two daughters who are 12 and 17. Dionne gave us great overview of mosaic techniques and was helpful and encouraging. We completed our pieces at home and were delighted with them! Dionne provides a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to ask questions and get tips on technique and how to approach problems with positive instructions. She was great with the younger children and has an easy to get along with manner. It was a lovely day, wonderfully relaxing! And great cake too!!!
Jacqueline Monroe - - #1481
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- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
- Teen friendly
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