Pembrokeshire Maddie Janes Mosaic
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About the Course
Come to my purpose built studio near St Davids and make something beautiful for your house, garden or for a special present.
Book a three hour intensive lesson learning technique to set you up with the knowledge of how to design, plan, cut, place and finish your mosaic. (Group discount available.)
Materials provided include lots of different shapes and colours of tile to cut, boxes of china to choose from, stained glass to cut, beads and recycled jewellery, shells, pebbles, found objects... The list is endless.
Learn to cut glass and tile, how to prepare a base, how to grout and if you have basic skills come and learn more advanced techniques.
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?
Price includes choice of bases and a fabulous array of materials including tile, stained glass, recycled beads and objects, tuition and use of tools and tea and coffee.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Maddie is lovely & down to earth, she makes you feel at ease. She was very helpful & explained things well. I will definitely do this again.
Cath Hughes - - #15686
I went to a half day workshop with my 2 daughters. A new experience for us and a thoroughly enjoyable one. Maddie is a lovely lady, great teacher with a wealth of knowledge and with her guidance and enthusiasm, we all achieved more than we hoped for. It was a great fun day, really absorbing and therapeutic. I'd thoroughly recommend going to one of Maddie's workshops to anyone who wants to try something different as well as those who want to improve their skills.
I'll definitely be back to do more!
Margaret Crook - - #15660
Nine of us attended Maddie's workshop and unanimously agreed that we had an excellent afternoon - it was a great introduction to the techniques of mosaic making and done most enjoyably in pleasant surroundings. Maddie also took great care with the safety aspects of the process.
Paula Barker - - #15309
Response from Maddie Janes:Thank you Paula. It was a pleasure.
Thank you Maddie for running such an excellent class!
Maddie facilitated 2 sessions of Creative Tuesday for Span Arts where students were able to make 2 pieces of mosaic. The classes were extremely popular and everyone rated them highly. Maddie is LOVELY! She's very skilled, good at teaching and extremely humorous. She is able to manage a group of mixed abilities well and encourages everyone to work at their own level. It definitely didn't feel too hard or too dumbed down.
I will absolutely be recommending this class to others!
Rowan Matthiessen - - #13414
I attended Maddie’s rural studio for an introduction to mosaics as a birthday surprise this week and had had the most amazing morning. Maddie created a warm welcoming environment with clear and helpful guidance to producing a fabulous mosaic to take home and be proud of. It was fun and so relaxing and I will definitely be returning soon. Thanks Maddie. Susie Keskin
Susie Keskin - - #13410
I received a mosaic class with Maddie as a birthday surprise and I loved it!! It was the most wonderful day in her workshop. The log fire was going, snow starting to fall and Maddie being such a brilliant teacher. She gave us a quick starter class before allowing us to have a hands on experience making our very own mosaic with access to her beautiful tiles. I would highly recommend to everyone - all ages, men and women. It's such a creative thrill when you have your very own piece of hand made art at the end of it.
Thank you Maddie for giving me such a great birthday present it was just perfect!
Amber Farmer - - #13385
I had the pleasure of attending Maddie’s mosaic course and had a brilliant time. Maddie is an excellent teacher who guided us through different techniques and encouraged our creativity. Not only informative but lots of fun!
Cheryl Ace - - #12924
I really enjoyed Maddie's course. Very inspiring, informative and fun . Maddie has an artist's eye so can offer creative as well as practical advice. Highly recommended.
Georgie Tuson - - #12904
Maddie's classes are packed full of information,techniques,and ideas, she is an excellent tutor , with a huge variety of tools , tiles and beautiful mosiac bits and jewels, coloured glass and sparkly bits, so much to choose from ,and use for inspiration, I had the most creative few weeks and enjoyed every minute, cant wait to sign up for the next course.
Annique Doucet - - #12893
Excellent wokshop. Maddie explained and demonstrated everything very clearly including how to grout our masterpieces once the glue was dry. Plenty of choice of materials. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, no rush to finish in the allotted time.
Ruth Smith - - #11576
A warm welcome to a thoroughly enjoyable few hours with Maddie. She gave us good clear instructions, helped us all individually and was calm and smiling through it all! We all came away with a mosaic tile and a feeling of accomplishment. Thank you Maddie for a great course.
Hazel Towle - - #11548
Had a fantastic day. Complete beginner - made a fantastic creation. Maddie explained everything I needed to know... really inspiring to think of next project.
To cap it all my fellow Worksop student (another Linda) showed me the beautiful coast. I adored this too! Thank you Linda xx Now sat in pub, pleased as punch awaiting my supper! Super, super day! Thanks both!
Linda (Loo) - - #6341
What a glorious two hours with Maddie. Very welcoming lady and very inspiring workshop. I have the mosaic bug now! Thank you so much.
Gillian - - #6106
We had an amazing experience and Maddie was fantastic! She went through all the basics and i was really surprised when we went home with some great little pieces. She shared her wealth of knowledge, templates and large stock of materials. We now can't walk into an antique store without buying some plates for future designs. Would thoroughly recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Donna Parsons - - #5720
Maddie provided an excellent introduction to mosaic in her beatiful studio near St Davids. She invited me to work on a small piece first using a relatively simple technique and then to try a bigger project of my own choosing. Her light and spacious studio is brimming with a huge variety of materials in every colour, shape and form and with the equipment needed to shape them to fit your design. She is attentive, informative and encouraging; adapting her teaching to the individuals skills and needs. Being surrounded by her own varied mosaics and beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside provided inspiration and peace to work in. Overall I had a fantastic day, came away with some nice pieces and lots of ideas. Materials, tea and coffee were all included so it was also very good value for money. I will definitely go again.
Kate Beckett - - #5646
We decided to opt for an alternative birthday party for our 7 year old daughter and her friends.
Maddie came highly recommended by a friend and needless to say we were not disappointed, as a matter of fact everyone who attended -both children and parents - had a fabulous time.
We were particularly impressed by Maddie's ability to work with each and every individual child at their own pace, making sure that everyone went home with at least a couple of beautiful mosaic creations which I am sure they will cherish and will provide a wonderful reminder of a memorable day!
Thank you Maddie!
Sue Hanna - - #5645
We had a lovely afternoon with Maddie last week. We are absolute beginners but we managed to make several pieces which was great. The time flew by because it was so absorbing. Would love to do some more when we are in Pembrokeshire again. It would be lovely to make something for the garden next time.
Christine Carroll - - #5443
Really enjoyed this workshop, nothing was too much trouble for the tutor. Really helpful, yet allowed you the scope to do what you want. Suitable for all. X
Kara Lewis - - #5064
My mum and I had a session with Maddie whilst on holiday this week. It was a really enjoyable morning and we were both so pleased with our final pieces, now I've just got to find somewhere for them to live at home! I would really recommend booking in with Maddie, the studio and setting are amazing and she is so helpful and knowledgeable.
Carla - - #4815
A good way to spend a morning while on holiday in St Davids. My daughter and I had a lovely morning all to ourselves (leaving the rest of the family behind) producing an owl, an elephant, a garden plaque and a mirror. Maddie was very welcoming and explained things well. There was no rush to finish in the two hours. Her studio is amazing with so much to choose from to make the mosaics. Highly recommend.
Nora W - - #4813
A fantastic day!! Maddie is a wonderful teacher, she shares her amazing knowledge so freely. Her love and passion for Mosaic fills the studio. Thank you, I treasured every minute! Can't wait to do another day :)
Eva Leslie - - #4753
I really enjoyed the mosaic day workshop at Maddie Janes yesterday - I was a complete beginner but I came away with a mosaic mirror that looks great. Maddie taught me many basic techniques and importantly has given me the confidence to try myself at home.Maddie is such a talented and experienced artist as well as an excellent teacher and I would recommend her workshops to everyone.
Shirley Wilczynski - - #4420
We received a present of a two hour session with Maddie as a present from our son and daughter in law who had enjoyed a course last year.
We had a fantastic time, first foray into crafting for my other half and something really different for me. Loved the pieces we made, Maddie was an excellent tutor and we plan to return next year to make something bigger. Highly recommended
Angela & Ron - - #3180
I attended a workship with Maddie whilst on holiday. She very kindly fitted me in at short notice and i had a wonderful few hours away from the family doing something just for me. Maddie was helpful, encouraging and knowledgable. The experience was fab and I found Maddie had a great approach of being on hand to help when needed but able to quietly let me just work my way through. I created a mirror which I am very pleased with, I didnt think I still had it in ne. So thanks Maddie...I loved it. ☺Julia.
Julia Sherlock - - #3166
We were given a voucher for a two hour workshop as a wedding present and what a fabulous present it was. We had a really lovely time and it was great to be able to do a craft activity as a family (our daughters are 5 and 8). It was such a nice relaxed environment and we all enjoyed creating something together. Maddie was really helpful and encouraging and we ended up with a piece of mosiac art that we hope to keep forever (it even survived a five hour car journey). I can't recommend highly enough, we definitely hope to return.
Lyndsey, Geoff, Freya and Sophie - - #3134
Both my mother and I received vouchers for Christmas for a day in the studio and were really looking forward to spending the day there. It was everything we could have hoped for. Relaxed atmosphere, great tuition, lots of materials to choose from, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to Maddie for a lovely day!
Moya and Sarah - - #3097
Fantastic day spent with Maddie and her friend Penny. My daughter and myself learnt a lot having no previous experience of mosaic before, we were taught how to cut tiles and glass, the difference between different surfaces, adhesives and grouting. As a result we both returned home with a lovely piece of work, pleased and relaxed after a great day. The workshop is in a beautiful rural retreat with a calming charm, just wish we lived a little closer to visit again. Don't forget to plug in the sat nav though ha ! Thank you for a lovely time you've inspired me ,I've been out to buy supplies already.
Rhiannon Davies - - #3095
Great day, wonderful teaching, Maddie was refreshingly happy to give tips and help with personal queries and information about buying materials.
Ingrid Walker - - #3051
Wonderful time spent with a fantastic lady! So informative and beautiful supplies. An approved brilliant friendly course! Thanks so much Maddie
Betsy - - #2830
Thanks so much Maddie for a fantastically informative and enjoyable day. I learned far more than I could ever have imagined in a one day course - about materials, design and making techniques along with absolutely stacks of tips and advice.
I was also really inspired by visiting your studio and seeing your work displayed. Excellent tuition, fabulous place and lovely to meet Penny too ....
Will definitely come again! :)
Clare Revera - - #2777
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Maddie's inspirational studio learning about mosaic making techniques from scratch. We came away with some beautiful pieces which now have centrepiece in our home and garden. Thanks again Maddie.
Ann Powell - - #2703
Thank you Maddie for a lovely day in beautiful surroundings. The studio is full of many different materials and Maddie explained and demonstrated all the techniques very well. It was very relaxing and great value. Would definitely recommend this workshop to everyone.
Fiona Picton - - #2696
Brilliant class, very accommodating for wheelchair users and it suits people of all levels and experience. I had a great time and it's brilliant that you take away all your hard work
Paula Rogers - - #2695
Quirky and cosy workshop, lovely friendly teachers, super fun crafting, and plenty of tea and biccies. I found it an uplifting and therapeutic experience, and I'm very proud of my mosaic mirror. As a craft it is very soothing, and surprisingly easy to do. I hope to go again soon.
LUCY PHILLIPS - - #2694
Maddie's workshop day was wonderful! I made (well started) a circular table top for my garden, which I am still finishing. Got totally lost in the experience and Maddie was very generous with the materials, inspiring workshop full of exciting colours and textures.... like a child in a sweetie shop!
Thank you Maddie, been meaning to leave this review for ages!
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Heather - - #2435
I recently took four of my GSCE Art students to do a workshop with Maddie and Penny as part of their exam module. I had contacted Maddie previously to explain what each of the students wanted to achieve, and she was so helpful and accommodating to each of their needs. We spent a wonderful afternoon in the beautiful studio. Maddie and Penny were fantastic, explaining and demonstrating all of the techniques and were so supportive to each of the students, who all came away not only with some fantastic work to put towards their GCSE, but elated with creative ideas and keen to go back and make more! Thanks Maddie and Penny, a great afternoon had by all, we all look forward to seeing you again!
Rich said: “It was really good and for my GCSE I learned loads of different ways to do mosaic.”
Hannah said: “Maddie and Penny were really inspirational and motivated me to experiment with something different, thanks!”
Charlotte said: “I had a really good time there and would like to go back. I really loved their work and enjoyed learning something new and fun.”
Elfrieda Berry - - #2314
I loved the afternoon I spent at Maddie's recently. I went with a group of friends and we all said how much fun we had. Some of us are going back complete with tables to cover in mosaic. I'd thoroughly recommend Maddie's courses, whether it's on your own, as a couple or as part of a group.
Sara Hurley - - #2273
We spent a lovely chilled morning with Maddie in her lovely rural workshop. We both made mirror frames as part of the 'creative' workshop and were really happy with the results. Maddie has a very relaxed approach to running her workshops which was just perfect for us - she was very helpful when we needed her, but also just let us get on with it. Thanks Maddie, for a lovely morning - hope to see you again some time.
Liz & Jess Hennessy - - #2262
I didn't know what to expect when I decided to go with a group of ladies as I'm useless at art, but this is so different. Maddie and Penny put you at ease straight away and before long I was in my own world. The studio is fantastic, full of equipment and a beautiful log burner . I made a mosaic mirror and am so pleased with it. Will definitely come back again.
Angela Arherton - - #2254
Great day spent with Maddie on the mosaic day course. Relaxed, inspiring surroundings with a wonderful log burner to keep you cosy on a chilly February day!
Loads of practical tips, help and advice for a beginner like myself, with tools and tiles available to buy if you get hooked (like me!) and want to have a go at home.
Thoroughly recommended. Thanks again Maddie x
Bethan Maycock - - #2192
Thank you Maddie for a lovely creative day. I have learned lots of new ideas and techniques and got my mosaic mojo back !!!!
Jayne Gordon - - #1809
I spent a lovely relaxing afternoon at Maddie' studio on Saturday together with four friends - None of us had tried mosaics before, but with Maddie's guidance & her wonderful range of tiles, beads & sparkly things, we were all able to make a unique piece of artwork to be proud of.
It was great value, good fun & I would definitely recommend it to others!
Many thanks Maddie & Penny
Helen Knight - - #1648
I spent a lovely morning as a complete beginner making a Celtic Cross. I was impressed by the studio and teaching skills, and came away with a greater understanding of the processes, and want to do more. This is always a good sign. Can highly recommend it.
Sheila Garvin - - #1572
I’ve dabbled with mosaicing before but learned so much more in my morning with Maddie and Penny and things that had previously seemed quite complicated were made simpler and with better results. Maddie and Penny seem to see endless possibilities in all sorts of unexpected things and I get the impression they innovate and discover constantly so I’m excited to see what new ideas they have come up with next time. I learned how to fuse pieces of glass in a microwave kiln to make gorgeous, unique tiles with exciting results and possibilities. The day was great fun and I’m looking forward to going back to learn and create more as well as to spend time with two inspiring and gifted teachers in a brilliant studio packed with heaps of exciting materials, ideas and inspiration. Thanks Maddie and Penny
Penny Schindler - - #1522
What a lovely afternoon we spent with Maddie and Penny doing our mosaics! We were able to sit at a table in the garden enjoying the sunshine while working on our mosaics - two of us decorated a mirror surround and one did a cat. We really enjoyed choosing from the amazing array of coloured glass, tile pieces, buttons, shiny bits and bobs - all sorts of interesting textures and patterns - We all ended up with a completely unique piece to take home and all feel inspired to do more. Maddie and Penny were so welcoming and helpful - thank you.
Debbie Parker - - #1504
I attended a two hour 'creative' session with my 8 year old son and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Maddie and her colleague were on hand for advice and help as and when we needed it, whilst we were able to work independently on our own mini projects. The studio is a really nice spacious room, well equipped, and in a lovely setting, which all adds to the positive experience. I will definitely recommend Maddie's workshops to my friends and hope to go back again to create another piece.
Hannah Robinson - - #1501
A great way to spend time and come away with a personal memento of our holiday in Pembrokeshire. Maddie and Penny looked after us well. A relaxed atmosphere , surrounded by beautiful mosaics and lovely calming phrases, and a massive choice of mosaic pieces from broken coloured glass, beads, tiles, buttons and even scrabble pieces. I am very happy with my unique mosaic of warm colours and some bling. I have already bought a mirror frame to try making a mosaic at home!
Pauline Walker - - #1469
What a brilliant day, I have wanted to learn this skill for many years. Maddie was a fabulous teacher, I came away with two super pieces, kit to do my stuff on my own and a ton of enthusiasm generated by her passion for the art
Thank you Maddie and my two fellow crafters for an amazing day
caroline - - #1276
What an enlivening experience. Started with Maddie as a complete beginner but under Maddies
calm and enabling teaching style soon began to learn the ropes, resulting in a satisfying finished piece. All materials were supplied in a fabulous workshop full of stimulating goodies. Thank you wonderful
Annie Rogers - - #1242
I had the most wonderful day!!
Maddie received me very warmly and is a very good instructor. There is an abundance of material to choose from, there are very helpful examples to use as inspiration and the studio itself is a very calm inspiring place. I got to take my finished work with me leaving me with a great reminder of a very rewarding day!
I would definitely recommend this workshop, I drove up from London and it was more than worth it!!
Hopefully I will be able to come round again in summer with my mother and let her experience it as well! Maddie: many thanks!!!!
Josta Antoinette - - #862
After I took this class and not informing my mother I made her a piece of my own mosaic and she had seen I have founded my own unfound talent. I am so pleased I attended this course and I now have fun filled days of masaicing.
thanks xoxoxox goochy
Gooch - - #838
A really enjoyable experience, can't wait for second visit.
Thank you Maddie.
Joanne Pratt - - #535
What a wonderful day we had and a HUGE thank you to Maddie for her inspiration and patience.... It was a truly cathartic experience being away from the phone and computer for a whole day and having our lunch in her peaceful garden too...
Thank you Maddie and looking forward to Tuesday when we grout :-)
Sarah Murray - - #534
Just spent a fabulous day with Maddie in her lovely peaceful studio surrounded by beautiful mosaic pieces. She is a great inspiration and I enjoyed every minute! Really looking forward to my next visit.
Karen - - #532
I spent 2 days mosaicing with Maddie while on holiday recently. I had THE best time! Free reign to rummage around for any bits I wanted to use, all the tools and equipment I needed and even a cheeky bit of cake! Maddie was very friendly and helpful and the studio was beautiful! I never wanted to leave! Will definitely go again if I'm in the area and would recommend the course to every one else!
Rhian - - #527
Had the most amazing time mosaicing at Maddie's Art and Soul Room. Arrived feeling uncertain of what to do but within minutes felt reassured and inspired. Maddie is a fantastic teacher and her passion and enthusiasm us very contagious. There is a brilliant selection of materials and the studio is full of exciting mosaics and beautiful creations to help get you in the mood. I'm hooked and can't wait to make some more mosaics.
Lucy Popovic - - #526
Where else in the world can you learn to mosaic in a beautiful studio with stunning views and an inspirational teacher and also get your back fixed by her daughter Thea who is trained in sports massage. Maddie's mosaic workshop is the birthday present money can buy!
Penny Dafforn - - #525
I really enjoyed working as a guest artist at this wonderful studio. It's really inspirational to 'bounce' off someone else's talent (and Maddie has lots). It was a privilege to work with such an empathetic teacher.
great value and a lovely environment.
Jane Visick - - #503
Really love the days I am able to join these workshops. Its a time to forget the trials of everyday life &amp; get stuck in. I have come away with stained glass mirrors, mosaic tables &amp; many more. Maddie is extremely generous &amp; inspiring in the support she offers &amp; its quite easy to become an addict!
Jo Sime - - #502
My daughter and I had an extremely nice two days. We were both complete novices. Delighted with what we managed to achieve. Peaceful unhurried supportive atmosphere with guidance and inspiration from Maddie.
I plan to carry on making mosaic and see junk in a whole new light...
Brigit - - #501
I had such a great experience in Maddie's Art and Soul Workshop while I was visiting from California. There I was in the middle of the Welsh countryside in this ideal little studio with other creative woman making mosaics. I was in heaven! Even though I have been making mosaics for many years I learned many new techniques that I will use from here on out. I would recommend this workshop to everyone.
Natalie Calder - - #500
Really enjoyed the experience of learning a new skill, in beautiful surroundings of the workshop ample space and materials with expert help with lots of useful tips , hooked and looking forward to the next one..
Barbara price - - #498
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