Institute of Mosaic Art

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Color-coordinated kits inspire projects with glass and ceramic; small classes with materials included teach students principles of mosaic

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Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Mosaic art kit not valid until 11/10/12. Appointment required. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 15+ to attend; ages 10-14 must be accompanied by paying adult. Valid only for Mosaic Cafe Introductory Class. Extra fee for shipping varies for mosaic option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creating a mosaic out of broken glass turns trash into art, much like compiling a rubber-band ball or throwing rotten fruit at the television. Reuse and rearrange with this Groupon.

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Complete mosaic art project includes 6"x6" unfinished wood frame with clear acrylic surface to adhere Italian Di Mosaico smalti and millefiori glass. Additional materials include mirror, adhesive and instructions to complete the project.

In this introductory course, students arrange glass tiles into take-home wall pieces with materials and tools provided during class time. The class consists of tool and setting demonstrations that apply to future projects, including terminology, material types, and de-fixing tiles from your own forehead. View the full schedule of upcoming workshops here.

Institute of Mosaic Art

The two grand exhibition rooms at the Institute of Mosaic Art show off the textured tile work of its staff and visiting artists, with more works displayed outside in its lush garden. Within, more than 80 classes and workshops for all skill levels cover a wide range of topics and techniques, including working with glass, smalti, and tiles, as well as projects such as jewelry and exterior decorations. Visiting artists conduct special workshops, giving students insight into their creative processes and suggestions on the best brand of car windshield to smash for supplies.

The institute also houses Mosaic Studio Supply, which fills its homey halls with materials and manuals for all projects. Mosaic makers can browse the stock of a la carte supplies, from colorful tiles to tools and adhesives, as well as kits full of color-coordinated pieces.

Customer Reviews

It was great FUN and very informative.
Joy D. · April 26, 2013
This place is a wonderful resource. There are new owners who will be moving the business to Berkeley in late May. I intend to use this resource, even thought I loved the Jingletown location and it is hard to park and further to drive for me in Berkeley.
D. F. · April 21, 2013
I was very happy with the experience and will probably return for more classes without having a Groupon for them.
Shelly H. · April 14, 2013
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    South Kennedy Tract

    3001 Chapman St.

    Oakland, CA 94601


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