Date: Friday 19th & Saturday 20th April 2024

Time: 10am – 4pm  

Price: £130.00 including materials

Categories: Workshop

No previous experience required

In two days learn about the simple beauty of making mosaics and produce one for your garden and one for your kitchen with professional mosaic artist Joanna Dewfall who has over 30 years experience of commissions and teaching the art form.

Day One

In this friendly and relaxed workshop, Joanna will demonstrate and explain the various mosaic materials and techniques of cutting and laying tesserae in the classical mosaic style.  You will learn how to use two different types of tile cutters in a safe and productive way. Joanna provides all tools and materials:  tile cutters, safety glasses, adhesives, paper, tracing paper, concrete garden paver 30cmsq, coaster boards 13cm sq, glass and porcelain mosaic tiles, grout to take home with instructions.

You will start your 30cm garden mosaic in reverse on paper using washable PVA. When complete, either on Day One or Day Two, Joanna will help you to fix the mosaic with cement adhesive on to a garden paver.  The result will need grouting at home and will then be entirely weatherproof for the garden.

Day Two

Once you have completed and fixed your garden mosaic you will have the opportunity to make a coaster mosaic for the kitchen or else take the materials away to complete at home.

You may bring a simple design for the garden mosaic which Joanna will help you adapt for mosaic, or use one of Joanna’s many tried and tested template designs.  Grouting will be demonstrated but you will need to complete this at home – grout and full instructions included.

You will be able to load your garden mosaic paver into a car at the rear of the museum when the workshop is over, and assistance will be given.

Please bring an apron, rubber gloves, a soft pencil, ruler and rubber.

Joanna Dewfall’s website and Instagram:  #dewfallmosaic

During the day, be sure to take time to see the shelter at the bottom of the museum garden. The floor is made from tesserae excavated from the site of a Roman Villa in Tarrant Hinton. The roof tiles are from the same villa.

The Museum Tearoom will be open from 10am-4pm to purchase refreshments and light lunches. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden on one of the benches dotted around.

Cancellation Policy

Minimum Bookings: In order for this workshop to go ahead we must have a minimum of 6 people booked on to it. We will let you know one weeks beforehand if this is the case. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel, you will be offered a full refund.

Workshop bookings are non-refundable. You may transfer a ticket to another person for the date you have booked, but please let us  know their details by emailing [email protected] in advance.

Museum of East Dorset reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time. In the event of cancellation, due to government imposed Covid-restrictions or any other purpose,  we will endeavour to re-arrange for a future date. Alternatively, a full refund will be given.

This is a fundraising event and all profits go towards the running of the museum


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