Learning a new medium stimulates the imagination to see things in a whole new way, such as considering how The Scream would look if you added a hot-dog cart. Ignite your imagination with today’s Groupon to Glass Mosaic Canada. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a two-hour mosaic-making class that includes all materials (a $95 value). Workshops must be booked by contacting the studio directly for available times.
- For $99, you get a six-week basic mosaic-making course (a $199 total value). The six-week course includes all materials (a $50 value), though students must provide their own tools such as tweezers and tilecutters, which may be rented for $25. Classes are held on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.<p>
At Glass Mosaic Canada, aspiring artists age 10 and older learn traditional Roman mosaic techniques in courses taught by passionate, experienced craftsmen. The two-hour mosaic class imparts both basic and advanced mosaic applications depending on students’ experience levels and any mosaic work done in a previous life. Instructors supply pupils with an 8”x8” plaque on which to begin a fresh design, or students may bring in their own object to work on. Artisans use cutters, sealers, and grouts to manipulate tiles and tesserae—the individual pieces that form a mosaic, including bits of glass, marble, and porcelain—into images such as an homage to Marilyn Monroe or an imagining of Michelangelo’s David at Pilates class. Students may continue laying the tesserae on their own or during supervised open studio times ($20 for three hours, not included in today’s deal).
Alternatively, the basic mosaic course gives sculptors six weeks to refine techniques while working on a 12”x12” piece of wall decor. The in-depth experience in colour selection and working with divergent pieces equips participants to continue on into larger, more ambitious projects, such as bejewelling passive-aggressive office notes.
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.