$79 for a One-Day Beginner Mosaic Workshop at Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art ($165 Value)

Santa Barbara School of mosaic art

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Mary O. ·
December 4, 2014
great time spent


Penelope ·
May 12, 2014
Have a pattern in mind prior to going to class.


July 7, 2016
Great experience! Love my mosaic art piece and all the materials I had to select from. Great workshop with a small group and Tami is a very knowledgable and talented artist/instructer.

What You'll Get

Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near a canvas and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $79 for a One-Day Beginner Mosaic Workshop ($165 Value)

Over the course of six hours, an instructor demonstrates how to use artistic tools, coax different substrates into place, and affix tiles with grout and adhesives, all while sharing the history of mosaics and supplying tips on design and layout. Then, everyone begins to assemble an original design on a 9”x9” board, which they will complete and then take home after the workshop.

Workshops usually take place on Saturdays, lasting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule changes each month, and more workshops may be added according to demand.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 15, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. New clients only. Must use in 1 visit. All classes must be used by the same person. Subject to availability. Must be at least 18 years old to partake in beginner workshop. Only valid for beginner mosaic workshop. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

Once a costumer for TV shows including House and Weeds, Tami Macala switched careers midstream when she discovered the art of creating mosaics, according to a Santa Barbara Sentinel profile. She started mosaicking everything from fireplaces to fountains, eventually landing high-profile projects at the Florida Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Arby’s restaurants.

After more than a decade of working as a professional mosaic artist, Tami opened the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art (SBSMA). At the school, Tami and guest artists from near and far teach how to trick out tables with colorful shingles, coax gently luminous Mexican smalti into intricate patterns, or fuse glass for even more complex designs. Students can pick up tools and tiles at the SBSMA supply store and drop by during lab hours to work on independent projects.

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