Mosaic Lab

November 12, 2023 @ 12:00PM — 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Arts on the Block: 900 Wayne Ave Suite 1A Silver Spring, MD 20910 Get Directions

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Unleash your inner artist and create your next mosaic masterpiece!

This is a "open studio" concept workshop. The mosaic project that you create will be of your choosing.

In this Mosaic Lab attendees will learn the basics of mosaic art and how to create their own mosaic art using mosaic tiles, tile nippers, Wellbond, and a trivet, frame, or other base. This is an introductory workshop so you don’t need any previous mosaic experience to participate. In this open studio workshop attendees can bring in mosaic pieces that they wish to finish or start a completely new piece. Each Mosaic artwork will be handcrafted by the attendee with the help and guidance from mosaic instructor, Lisa Horowitz. With hands-on help you'll sketch out a design, learn basic glass-cutting and puzzling techniques, and get to work on your personal mosaic. Attendees will choose their tiles from Arts on the Block tile library that consists of almost every color tile under the sun. We will have trivets, frames, and other bases you can use for your mosaic for purchase at the workshop.

Attendees will be given a To-Go grout goodie bag that will include everything they need to grout their mosaic jewelry at home. It is important to note that you want to allow the adhesive 24 hours to cure before grouting so attendees should wait until the next day to grout their projects. Grouting your mosaic will add more color to your piece and can emphasize the beauty of your mosaic by choosing a complementary grout color. Light snacks and refreshments will be served to fuel your creativity!

The registration fee for this workshop is $80 and admits one attendee.

What we’ll provide:

  • Water, Seltzer and Soda - Drinks are on us while you’re here
  • Mosaic Tiles and Tools - Everything you’ll need to make and take a mosaic project
  • Little Nibbles - Light snacks for creative fuel

What guests should bring:

  • If you have an idea, image or drawing already, bring it for inspiration.
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes. Dress casually, with layers to adjust to your comfort.
  • A friend or relative, the more the merrier!
  • We'd love to take a few pics of you working on your piece for our social media promotions! Let us know if you'd rather not have your image shared on our platforms.

*Remember, AOB has a mask-optional policy while in our studio.

Parking: Wayne Avenue Garage (across the street from Arts on the block, very short 2 minute walk)

Workshops Cancellation Policy

Arts on the Block Workshop Refund Policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the workshop date, will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made within 0–6 days of the workshop will become exchangeable for credit to be used at a future workshop. I understand that I am holding a spot so reservations for this event are nonrefundable.

Reach out to Kelsey Joyce at if you need to cancel, would like to receive credit for a future workshop, or need to request a refund. Once a refund has been issued it can take 7 business days for the credit to show up on your original form of payment and you will receive an email notification informing you that your refund has been processed.

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