Course Outline

Create extraordinary mosaics to decorate your home and garden with colourful mosaic artworks. The ease and speed of execution, and beauty of the results, makes mosaicking one of the most enjoyable of the decorative arts. Learn the basics on a rectangular terracotta planter using various materials such as tiles, mirror and ceramics, known as tesserae. Another workshop idea is to create a still life mosaic on a 30cm square tile, using coloured glass, mirror and vintage ceramics

The day will start with a brief introduction, then hands on, sealing the planter, or preparing the tile surface, choosing colours and materials and design, learning cutting techniques with tools provided, adhering tesserae in the correct manner, so you are ready to complete the project the following week, when grout will be applied.

Ideal for...

Absolute beginners as well as those who have some experience.


  • Create one or more mosaics.
  • Gain an understanding of the history of mosaics.
  • Unsderstand how to plan & install a mosaics.
  • Learn how to apply mosaics on a variety of surfaces.

What to bring

  • Pen and notepad
  • Packed lunch
  • Bottle of water
  • Apron or old shirt
  • Optional: broken china/plate

All materials and tools will be supplied, but bring that beautiful chipped plate or broken china you’ve been saving. It will become the centrepiece of your mosaic.

About your tutor

Kay has turned her passion for Mosaics into a business, creating mosaic items for home and garden. She lives on the South Coast and has run workshops through community colleges accross NSW on the subject.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.


$275 Limited inc GST / $248

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  • Course testimonials
    Can't wait to cover more things with tiles. Very informative and enjoyable!
  • Course testimonials
    Teacher Kay was patient and friendly, sharing her knowledge and experience with us. Her own work is amazing, I am totally inspired. The results are very satisfying. We all had the same task yet each product was completely different. My creative spirit has been awakened again.