Hi there, this is a course for beginners and all those wishing to lose themselves in the joy of mosaic for the day. Its a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, whether you come as a group or on your own.
For group bookings of five or more we are willing to travel to the venue of your choice.
What to expect:
On arrival there is tea and biscuits to help you settle while I take you though what we will be doing for the day. We will go though selection of colours , planning , cutting and how to use your adhesive. I'll show you all the mosaic skills you will need to complete your mosaic. Finally we will go though the grouting and finishing of the piece.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All materials and tools are provided.
I have a large treasure trove of glass, tiles, nuggets, ceramics and jewels, but if there is something you wish to bring with you to incorporate please feel free to bring it along.
I will provide tea, coffee and biscuits, all you need to do is to bring your own lunch.
If however you would like lunch which consists of homemade soup and sandwiches (or a small buffet in the summer) plus a couple of glasses of prosecco when you've finished your mosaic, then there is an additional charge of £10.00 for this or £7.00 minus the prosecco, the choice is yours.
Please arrive 15 minutes before course start time so we can kick start at 10am.
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I took a friend with me to do this session on Mosaic's with Caron. Neither of us started out with any ideas about what we would do, nor how we would achieve it. Though Caron did ask if we had ideas or had come with an image we wanted to produce...and she was open to clients having their own preconceived ideas of what was possible to achieve in the time allotted. In our case, Caron helped us to make our minds up as to design, without making me feel I was being pressured into anything at all. And then she patiently helped us choose from the myriad of choices of stones, colours glass and beads she had in store, to achieve our desired mosaic.
Caron is a very patient and encouraging teacher. We had a lovely peaceful, creative day together with her in the studio - and came home with 2 beautiful mosaic mirrors to enjoy for years to come and remind us of our experience. This new skill we have acquired will enable us to branch out into new forms of creativity. All thanks to Caron!
Response from Mayfly Mosaics:Thank you Esther I’m so glad you both enjoyed it, it was lovely to meet you both and I do hope you go on to many more beautiful mosaics.
Can't thank Caron enough, learnt so much, it was a really lovely day, looking forward to arranging another course date with Caron. My friend and I are definitely be going back for more. Highly recommend this course. If you want to learn Mosaics then Caron is the women you need to go to.
Thank you Caron and Matt
Response from Mayfly Mosaics:Thank you Tina I’m so glad you enjoyed it, it was lovely to meet you both, looking forward to seeing you again in March .
FANTASTIC I received a craft courses voucher for my birthday and found Caron's one day mosaic workshop course in Mamby. Wasn't't sure what to expect as I haven't done anything like this before but her and her partner were very welcoming and even her mum turned up with some lovely home baking. The day itself was amazing I made a lovely mirror using materials supplied by Caron and she guided me through the full process. I have never tried mosaic before and my husband didnt believe I had made my mirror when I got it home so i was really impressed. Would highly recommend it and i may try one of their other workshops I'm already looking at a glass one with them.
Response from Mayfly Mosaics:Thank you Jill, It was lovely to meet you and I’m glad your husband liked the mirror you did a great job there, bet it will look great in your new kitchen 😊. Look forward to seeing you again 😊
A brilliant day with wonderful tuition and access to a huge array of resources. We came away with a lovely mosaic mirror and tummys full after a delicious lunch served in the garden . Thanks Carol
Response from Mayfly Mosaics:Hi Jane
I was lucky enough to receive a voucher for Caron's mosaic course for my birthday last year. I took my Mum along too who also enjoys learning about different crafts. Caron is so friendly and approachable and made the day really enjoyable. We both designed a mirror and were shown how to cut tiles and score pieces of glass, smoothing them on the grinder before sticking them into place and finally grouting. Really pleased with the results and it has inspired us both to try more pieces ourselves...now we know what to do!
Caron's studio is full of lovely pieces and provides an ideal place to work. The atmosphere is relaxed and you don't feel under pressure to create a masterpiece (unless that's your aim).
The lunch provided was home cooked and delicious! What a great day out - would fully recommend Caron and her courses.
Response from Mayfly Mosaics:Good morning to you both,
Caron runs her courses in a relaxed and informative way that encourages you to work at your own pace, enjoy what you do, and learn an awful lot about making your own mosaic. I was fully engaged in the subject matter and totally switched off from other concerns in my life. If you were thinking of having a go at mosaics then I cannot think of anybody better than Caron. Go on...give it a go!!
The course was fantastic and I enjoyed every minute of it , very much . Caron had a very wide range of skills and experiences . I benefited from her advises , very much . Furthermore she is very friendly and welcomed me very warmly . I am looking forward for my next session , very much . Thank you Caron for a great day .
Response from Mayfly Mosaics:Thank you. Lovely to meet, see you again soon :-) x
I had an amazing day and Caron is one of the friendliest funny people I have ever met. I have the bug now and can`t wait to start some projects. I would definitely recommend this lady..
Response from Mayfly Mosaics:Thank you Sandy was lovely meeting you to. See you in a week or so 😊x
Caron thank you for a great day - I had a wonderful time and was so pleased with my first attempt at Mosaic. Your enthusiasm for your craft is so infectious - I will be back again to learn more. Thank you also for your warm hospitality!
Caron, thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous day. I enjoyed every moment of it. You are such a lovely person and are full of enthusiasm for what you do and you are so clever and very patient. I highly recommend this course whether it be for beginners like me or if you are further along the line with your skills.
Caron's passion and knowledge of mosaic and anything glass surrounds you like a warm blanket, encouraging you to succeed in your chosen project. The ability to impart her knowledge clearly, whilst knowing when standing back and let you unleash your own creativity is a rare skill, which she posesses in abundance. That with the tea, cake and humour makes for a day well spent. I would encourage anybody to give it a go, I don't think you will regret it.
Well what can I say - what a fantastic fun day of mosaics with Caron. I was so impressed with the range of ideas to choose from and so very happy with my final creation. I enjoyed learning a new craft and Caron skillfully taught me a plethora of techniques to help me complete my chosen project. I can highly recommend this mosaic course.
This course is excellent value for money. Caron is very knowledgeable and skilled and covers a large amount of content in a friendly, patient manner. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and were very proud of what we created.
the course was excellent , thanks to Caron for all her expert help, inspiration and endless coffee and cakes .
I could spend hours just looking at all her wonderful work. Looking forward to next time . I would recommend this course to everyone what a wonderful way to spend a day !
I have done several courses with Caron, she is amazing and it really is such a joy to learn how to make mosaics with her. Also brought my friend a course at Christmas and she loved it!!