Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of mosaic projects at the Mosaic Shop on East Countyline Road.
The Mosaic Shop teaches the art of creating handmade mosaic tile projects. The store offers more than 65 different projects, such as the Fleur-de-lis ($22), a large Christmas tree ($24), and an image of George Washington petting his horse, all of which come with instruction from Wanda Hendrix. There are no set time limits to the instruction, which includes learning how to use the proper tools and incantations to secure the stones to the wood. After the project dries overnight, you will choose from a variety of grout colors and complete the final stage of grouting. If you are dealing with the time constraints associated with playing in the NFL, the Mosaic Shop will provide you with the grout and detailed instructions to finish your project at home.
The Mosaic Shop
After selling a successful mosaic shop in her native Texas, artist Wanda Hendrix followed her daughter's family to Mississippi, where she and her husband opened The Mosaic Shop in 2006. One relocation and six years later, the large and colorful studio's walls burst with more than 150 wooden shapes—from simple trays to elaborate figurines—ready to be converted into colorful mosaics. Each of the work tables share a common midsection, where glittering piles of glass stretch from end to end in a variety of shapes and colors. Visitors glue these prismatic shards to their forms before filling in crevices with grout, the same way park rangers finally made the Grand Canyon passable for golf carts. The Mosaic Shop also hosts parties for groups of anywhere from 5 to 50 guests.
1625 E County Line Rd.
Jackson, Mississippi 39211Get Directions