Mosaic Art Class

Learn how to make mosaic art in Newstead



3 hours Class size 1 to 16     label $90

Searching for fun things to do in Brisbane? Get crafty and learn how to make a mosaic planter in this hands-on workshop with Alyson McGrath.

In this three-hour class, you will learn the techniques of this ancient craft. You will learn and practice cutting tiles/glass as well as various techniques for laying the tiles (tesserae). Using a planter as your template you will be guided to create your own piece of mosaic art. While we won’t have quite enough time to grout the piece you will be given easy to follow instructions to complete it at home.

The class is suitable for beginners. If you don’t finish the piece during the class you will have the skills to so confidently in your own home. Learn how to mosaic and you will undertake a form of therapy. We guarantee once you start mosaicking you may not stop!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



What you'll get

A pot planter to create a gorgeous usable piece of mosaic art!

What to bring
  • Bring along an old shirt or apron (glue can get messy)
  • Your creative juices and a curious mind


Alyson McGrath (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Alyson McGrath

Alyson McGrath

4.8 (27)

I found my passion for mosaic art over 15 years ago. I was gifted a mosaic kit and I literally spent the next week immersed in pieces of glass and old pieces of tile. I have always been a bit arty and creative. Through discovering and exploring mosaics, I felt I had come home to myself – such is the power of creativity.

Working with objects (lost and found) adds another dimension to the beauty of mosaic art. I lose myself in taking someone’s old item and creating a treasure. I love looking at an object (piece of wood, old hat, old boot) and seeing it live once more – as ART!

I love the tactile element of mosaics – to me, it is about touch and colour. I am not one who always creates flat mosaics although I do appreciate the skill involved in such works of art. I want my mosaics to be handled as a way of connecting and engaging with the art.

I have completed private commissions and look forward to holding more workshops.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2235)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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Gina Meibusch Sep 2021


A great intro and I reckon I could be hooked. It was well paced, with an excellent fun teacher. I'm really glad I took this workshop!

Inga Johnston Sep 2021


After smashing the tiles, the room went quiet. Everyone was too busy sticking tiles on their pots. Great introduction to mosaics.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Inga Johnston

Janette Anderson Sep 2021


Great teacher. Very friendly and great at instruction. The venue was great and the materials were plentiful

Ian Baune Aug 2021


It was a very good class thoroughly enjoyable . Very easy for a beginner like me

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Ian Baune

Emma Janecka Aug 2021


Really great class with good guidance provided. All products provided and a guide to do more mosaic tiling after the class.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Emma Janecka

Margo Newman Aug 2021


had a great teacher. with really nice materials. maybe needed little more time to finish.

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Emma Burke Jun 2021


Good starting point to learn about Mosaics. Alyson has a great approach to the art and conveys practical and helpful knowledge to become your own expert!

Kate Clark Jun 2021


I had a lovely time today - thank you. Alyson kept everything simple and easy to follow. There was a broad range of tiles to use and everything is available at Bunnings ;-)

Kylie Brown Jun 2021


Great way to spend a productive Sunday afternoon - feeling confident to start creating at home

Joanna Killalea-Walford Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I attended this class on my own and had a really nice time.

The instructor was very knowledgable, approachable, and helpful. She has an excellent teaching manner.

We made a mosaic pot and we had everything we needed and received advice and guidance to make something really cool.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Joanna Killalea-Walford Sydney

Paloma Tunon Jun 2021


Amazing class. The topic itself was very cool but the teacher made it so easy and a lot of fun!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Paloma Tunon

Kate Siffleet May 2021


Amanda was great she was very helpful and clear with instructions. I’m hoping to book in and do another class soon.

Amanda McKenna May 2021


Venue has lots of space to work and well equipped. The teacher Alison was a very knowledgeable lady with great
Ideas and so friendly. Materials were great and plenty of. Absolutely wonderful afternoon with my friends ♥️

Mary Brown May 2021


Loved this class. Alyson gave me lots of info and instructions to inspire me. Great beginners class and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Josephine Hamanne Mar 2021


Allison was very welcoming, knowledgeable, approachable and enthusiastic. She gave tips and advice throughout the class and hints for home projects. With a take home leaflet.
The mosaic pot was a great first time project and it has given me the confidence to attempt other projects at home for the future.
I very much enjoyed this class, it was always something I wanted to try but never had the confidence or know how to start.

Mosaic Art Class review by Josephine Hamanne Sydney

Gemma James Mar 2021


This was a fun class for a beginner-knowledgeable teacher and great introduction to mosaic crafting

Rosemary Whimp Mar 2021


I had been wanting to do a mosaic class for a while-to spice up some pots in my garden. Learning the techniques was fun and easily accessible. Our teacher was clear and supplied all the materials needed.

Jen Frost Mar 2021


Wonderful teacher. The workshop was great. Exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this class. Suitable for all skill levels.

Vesela Beleganska Nov 2020


It was fun and useful. The teacher helped to learn about the types of materials, adhesives and techniques. Helps you distract from the daily life. Time flied:)
Thank you.

Carly Berry Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Alison was great, explained things really well and was very encouraging. I had a great time.

Ann Ryan Oct 2020


Alyson was a great, friendly teacher. Her explanations and guidance in this class were targeted for the beginner, which was ideal.
I had a great time at this class, it was so much fun with a great bunch of people.
I would recommend this class, and Alyson, to anyone wanting to start their mosaic addiction!

Sophie Bilbrough Feb 2020


Could have been nice to have more guidance around designs and shapes that suit the art. The teacher was excellent and very supportive.

Debbie Tidswell Feb 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Great class with Alyson. As my first taste of Mosiacs it was informative . With the take home information it means I can confidently go about trying again myself at home

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Debbie Tidswell Sydney

Maddison Bowyer Feb 2020


The mosaic workshop was a very fun evening. A good variety of materials were provided and the instructor was helpful and informative.

Karina Mora Feb 2020


I absolutely loved the class and doing mosaic. The teacher was great and very friendly and patient. Only thing I think it could have been one hour longer and paid a bit more. Would have been cool to be able to finish up. Thank for an awesome night.

Narelle Houston Feb 2020


Alyson was a great communicator with a structured approach to teaching, and the ability to adapt to each student’s needs. A great intro to mosaics. Plenty of room to work, materials and equipment. Convenient venue.

Mosaic Art Class review by Narelle Houston

Linda Worrall Feb 2020


I liked the class but there were not enough tile cutters for everyone.

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