Ancient Romans crafted mosaics to adorn ornate churches, depict historic conquests, and help Rome use up its massive surplus of tiny square rocks. Clear the way for artistic creation with today's Groupon: for $30, you get an introductory mosaic class at Glass Mosaic Canada (a $95 value).
Passionate mosaicists at Glass Mosaic Canada inspire and equip budding artists to skillfully construct multifaceted mosaics. During a 90-minute Saturday tutorial, a small class of apprentices delves into the basics of mosaic composition, from cutting colourful tesserae to sealing and grouting shapes into handy models of the human genome. Provided with the proper tools and materials, students set to work at the relaxing and satisfying task of adorning an 8"x8" plaque or an object of their choice that they have brought along. More experienced tile wranglers are also welcome to attend class and receive further instruction on deftly assembling tesserae. Like building an igloo out of Rubik's cubes, the combinations of tiny tiles are endless, and students are encouraged to stay for supervised open studio time after class to lay the finishing touches on their shimmering creations.
Glass Mosaic Canada
Upholders of ancient Roman mosaic techniques since their foundation in 1990, Glass Mosaic Canada’s team of knowledgeable artisans outfits shoppers with mosaic-making supplies while helming hands-on art courses, which are ideal for summer activities, birthday parties, and pupils of all ages. Staffers bustle about the store stocking shelves with a glittering selection of tiles and tesserae imported from across the globe along with handy tools and accessories.
Sage instructors employ upward of 10 years of teaching experience to impart their tile-centric prowess upon students during interactive courses and workshops that teach both basic and advanced mosaic applications depending on students' experience levels and any mosaic work done in a previous life. While specializing in all things mosaic, the store’s staff also works with homeowners to create in-home mosaics and stained-glass pieces to beautify domestic planes.
Stonegate - Queensway
686 The Queensway
Toronto, Ontario M8Y 1K9