Before glass, historic artists constructed mosaics with other small pieces of broken materials, including bits of stone, tin, and their parents' dreams that they'd be doctors. Realize your own aspirations with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a four-hour basic mosaics class from Tile One On Mosaics (a $110 value). Classes will take place at Crossroads Art Center.
Tile One On Mosaics' instructor guides each class through the art of setting tile and grouting together pieces to fashion art, drawing from the lessons she learned from Enzo Aiello during a week in Rome. In the four-hour class, up to 15 students organize tiles of all shapes, colors, enchantment levels, and sizes into a 6"x6" piece, learning the various methods used to adhere them together. The class provides all tools and tiles necessary, but apprentice mosaic makers can also bring in any items that strike their fancy while walking down the street. After the class, artists take home their creations to accent a living room with a colorful scene and can draw upon the skills they learned to decorate a vase or a neighbor's windshield.
2016 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, Virginia 23230