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Did you know that you do not have to be "An Artist" to appreciate and enjoy making mosaics - and you don't need to know how to draw! It does help if you enjoy working on multi stage projects, savor a bit of a challenge, respect the process, and delight in making something you can be truly proud of!
Our Sooke mosaic studio has been designed to accommodate:
Larger groups or sessions with physically challenged participants can also be arranged.
* "The Basics" (Beginner or Refresher): Make an Outdoor Garden Stepping Stone or Garden Tile
This comprehensive 20+ hour workshop ( in 4 sessions), is designed to give you a solid knowledge base from which to go forward and create your own mosaics!
Learn about the various types of mosaics, terminology, some basic principles of mosaic design, suitable material, substrates, adhesives, construction methods, safety issues, total weatherproofing, framing/hanging alternatives, grouting, sealing and finishing, and sourcing material.
All sorts of tips and tricks are included as well as the material, tools and equipment (and FUN!) to make it happen! You will go home with printed handouts, experience, and your own beautiful, lasting garden mosaic art piece!
Other Classes : After you have taken " The Basics" class:
*For More than a Beginner - "Working by Section" - make an indoor mosaic, using an alternate method to the direct, grouted mosaic. This class delves much more deeply into design elements, opus styles and andamento. Great for those who have already taken a Basics Class and want to further develop their skills.
*Something Different - "Glass on Glass" - window panels and sun-catchers: involves glass fusions, stained and textured glass, and working with yet another method. Designed for those who have completed a few mosaics and are comfortable with andemento, opus, cutting, shaping, etc., and want something completely different!
Private Sessions and Studio Space to create and learn on your own, with a little help, are also available!
For Details and Rates, Please Email: DuckSoupMosaics@gmail.com for a
"Workshop Information PDF" and/or
"Private Sessions/Studio Time PDF"
Workshop Schedule For March, April, and May 2023
Please see the Workshop Descriptions above this post. We are still adhering to Covid spacing protocols, each workshop will be limited to four participants, medical masks are optional (safety masks when needed are mandatory) , and copious amounts of sanitizer is on hand ;-)
"THE BASICS" : Make an Outside Mosaic ( but you can keep it inside!)
Workshop #1 - Weekends: April 15/16 and 22/23, 10AM- PM (4 sessions: 20hours)
Workshop #2 - Weekdays: Mondays/Thursdays May 8,11,15,18th, 10AM-3PM (4 sessions: 20 hours)
"Working By Section" : (For those who have already taken "The Basics ")
Weekends: March 18/19 and March 25 10AM - 3PM (3 sessions: 15 hours)
Interested? Please request the workshop Info PDF containing all the details, fees, etc., by using the Contact Tab (left), or send an email to DuckSoupMosaics @ gmail.com