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Mosaic Express

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Create a 2-D, Contemporary mixed-media mosaic artwork.

This is an opportunity to learn mosaic basics, experience a wide variety of mosaic materials, and enjoy the company of others in out classroom studio space. Instructor provides everything you will need for your small home décor artwork.

Designs are your choosing; materials include ceramics, glass, beads, costume jewelry, bangles, and more. Works are made using the direct method of mosaic fabrication. Our adhesive is a thin-set mortar (concrete) tinted black.

A separate $50 supply fee is payable directly to the instructor at the start of class and includes tool loan, prepared 6″ x 6″ substrate, and a GENEROUS selection of mosaic and mixed media materials. 14+, all levels welcome.

Students are welcome to bring supplemental materials.

Mosaic experience is helpful, but not required; all skill levels are welcome. You MUST wear close toed shoes! We will be cutting materilas and using thin-set mortar as our adhesive. If you have sensitive hand skin we recommend you wear latex gloves.

Workshop held at the Smithsonian Institution’s Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC. Smithsonian Metro stop.

Students need to provide the following:

  • Small containers (clear plastic cups, deli containers)
  • Latex or rubber gloves (optional)
  • Safety Glasses
  • Scissors
  • Small piece light weight cardboard
  • Scotch tape
  • Couple pieces of plain white paper (photo copier paper)

Recommended – optional and only if you own:

  • Mosaic wheel Tool* the plates CAN NOT MOVE, LePonnit’s best***
  • Tweezers (recommend amazon, search jewelry tweezers, pointed and delicate are best)
  • Palette Knife (for mixing and spreading adhesive), metal better than plastic

***LePonnit wheeled nipper is the BEST for this workshop. Remember always purchase the best tools you can afford, they save you money in the long term!  You can purchase from: Witsend Mosaics


Start On August 17, 2024
Duration 6 hours
Level Any
Workshop Hours 10:30 - 4:30 PM
Separate Supply Fee $50
Price $105.00

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