Free Mosaic Art Workshops in London

I am bringing my Mosaic Art Workshops to 2 local Festivals this Summer!
Both are suitable for absolute beginners, so come on down and give it a go!

The Cally Festival  – Sunday 17th June 2018
“Community Hub” within the festival, Caledonian Road, N1
FREE 30 minute Mosaic Workshops for young Adults and Adults.
There are 8 seats available at every 30 minutes, starting at 12.30pm and final slot at 3.30pm. (no workshop at 2.30-3pm)
NO booking required, just turn up!
(More info about the festival: http://thecallyfestival.co.uk/programme )

Midsummer Muswell – Saturday 23rd June 2018
Inside St James Church, N10 3DB
FREE 90 minute Mosaic Workshops for Children aged 7+
12 seats for children from 2pm to 3.30pm
12 seats for children from 3.30pm to 5pm
FOR ADULTS: there will also be 2 seats available at both time slots for adults at £15pp. Pre book to guarantee your slot or drop in on the day and see what’s available. 
BOOKING REQUIRED, please email
(More info about the event: https://muswellife.com/midsummer-muswell-2018 )

Until next time,

By | 2018-07-23T13:44:08+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Art Workshops, Education, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

Dream, Imagine, Create

 

When you feel down, unfulfilled or defeated, try spending more time Dreaming, Imagining and Creating. Simply giving yourself the time to unwind, unravel and relax is an important step in Creating a life that want to wake up to – every day. 💪

You can’t solve problems in your mind, when you are too caught up in the mind. You have to let go of your mind ‘chatter’ and make some space in your life for a bit of playfulness. 😀

We can only do what we love from this place of playfulness, otherwise we are lost in the drama, lost in the seriousness and lost in the passion of why we love it in the first place!

Once you’ve got playful regularly and when you know what you want, you are eager to wake up in the morning, eager to do the things you want and eager to share it with others. When you are eager to share it with others, you see the value in what you do and can begin to create an income from it too 😍

That’s why I created my Online Video Course “How to Make a Living, Doing what you Love” – to help create that eagerness inside you, so that you can feel the eagerness more often, remember why you are doing what you love and give continued support in helping you to make a Living from doing what you Love, everyday!

The Course is 21 Online Videos, 27 pdf’s, 2 audios and access to private facebook group. You get lifetime access to the Course. At the end of the Course you’ll be equipped with all the methods and techniques you need to start living the life you always dreamed of! 💗

The Course has one more day left on discount, so go check it out and make that step to taking your passion one step further….you’ll be so pleased that you did! 💪

👉 https://leonamatuszakonline.thinkific.com/courses/do-what-you-love

With my Warmest Wishes,

Everything worth doing, takes Time


It’s really hard trying to juggle all the commitments and responsibilities that we all have, so I wanted to offer you a moment here, to be with yourself and contemplate Time,  Creativity and being the beautiful Human Being that you are.

I invite you to simply relax and breathe. Just be with yourself and your own thoughts for one moment. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in slowly and exhale slowly. Ahhhhh! 🙂

Everything worth doing, takes Time, don’t you think?

Think of something that you hold importance to in your life. I am sure that whatever it is, its taken time to grow, nurture and develop. You hold it of value because its taken Time for you to cultivate. All our relationships, whether our partners, children, friends or family all take Time to nurture. In our work and personal lives, Successes, Failures, Emotional Blocks, Losses and Triumphs have all taken Time to grow or to heal. Thats why ALL of it is valuable. 

From what I’ve seen with all the people I have taught over the years, is that one of the most important and worthy things you can do with your Time is: CREATE. The only difference is that some have trained their creative ‘muscle’ and some haven’t. Some have seen the importance of Creativity and some simply haven’t. Some have realised that to Create anything in life

(a baby, a job, a relationship, a piece of art…) takes TIME.

I believe that because Time is in the very essence of Creativity, it holds immense value to us, now more than ever. In our fast paced, always-something-to-DO modes, we forget that we are human BE-ings (not human do-ings!). When we simply ‘just be’ and then Create from that place, truly beautiful things happen. We re-connect to who we truly are, we see magic in the everyday and we start trusting our unique point of view. We gain in confidence, we speak our truth and we become less afraid of shining our personal light. These values underpin the very reasons why I love teaching Creativity.

How do you feel that Creativity positively effects your life? What does it mean to you and how do you connect with it?
I’d love to know. If you can, take the Time today to have some peace with yourself. You never know what you might Create from those thoughts.
All Creation simply begins with a thought 🙂 


In the decade that I have been teaching, I have come to realise that not everyone can attend Classes or Events that I host, due to other commitments. So, I’m currently working on a series of Online Courses that will help you connect to your Creativity – in your own Time. You’ll learn various ways to express and cultivate your Creativity, from the emotional side of things to the practical skills, that will help in both your Personal and Business lives.

With Warm Wishes,

Weekly Live Stream

https://www.periscope.tv/LeonaMatuszak

Hey Everyone

I am back on my Weekly Live Broadcasts now until June 2018!

Come and Get Inspired, Get Motivated and Chat all things Art!

Every Wednesday at:
6pm GMT
(10am PST – Noon CST – 1pm EST)

You can view the live stream via my Twitter page: https://www.twitter.com/LeonaMatuszak

Or if you want to leave comments, drop hearts, share and interact during the show: download the Periscope App.

After the Live Broadcast, you can watch all the replays here: https://www.periscope.tv/LeonaMatuszak

Hope to see you there!

With Warm Wishes,

Mosaic Art Classes – Spring 2018

BRAND NEW Mosaic Workshops!

Come and learn the ancient and easy Art of Mosaic, in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Sat 24th February – Mosaic Art Class for beginners – children aged 8+ welcome with parents.

Sat 24th March – 3D Mosaic Class for all skill levels – adults only.

Would love to see you there!

MORE INFORMATION

With my Warmest Wishes,

By | 2018-07-23T13:46:36+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Art Workshops, color, Colour, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Leave the Job you Hate!

Hi everyone!

Creatives in their early stages often struggle with Money VS Time. You have to pay the bills now, but you also want to do what you love and that takes TIME. We all need to financially support ourselves but this never means doing something you hate doing! Choose work that compliments your skills, not something that leaves you drained and uninspired.

Please enjoy the Brand New Video – 5 Reasons to Leave the Job you Hate!

This is the final week of my Empowered Artist Video Series – I hope you have enjoyed it and taken away some Inspiration.

If you are struggling with your Creative Career then remember I offer a 3 session programme called “Get in the Zone”.
In this programme you discover whats really holding you back and how to move on with joy, ease and to make more art more often!

I look forward to helping you Get Back in the Zone!

5 Reasons to Never Give Up!

 

Welcome to the “Empowered Artist” – a new video series for Creatives!

Each week for the next few weeks I will be sharing a video to inspire and motivate you to get back in the Creative Zone!

This week I give my 5 top reasons why it’s crucial to not give up on your project – or your Creativity in general!

Let me know which reason has inspired you to keep on creating!

Enjoy!

Adults Art Classes

Teaching adults is such a joy. Every Spring I teach a series classes to adults and this year the first Adults Class was Mosaic Art. Participants made a Door Number Plaque or Artwork for their home. They learnt the very basics techniques of Mosaic Art – a historic and simple process that is a delight to learn and easy to master in one class. Its wonderful to help adults relax and design their own Artwork based on materials they may have not even seen before. I always provide a huge selection of glass and ceramic tiles to choose from, which are hand prepared and cut prior to the workshop. Each participant was an absolute beginner, so it was great to help them start their Mosaic journey. Just have a look at what they produced below – in just 4 hours!

At the end of April I have a Mandala Making Class coming up! This one is Drawing and Painting Motifs, to create a circular pattern that radiates out from the centre. I’ll be taking my  Adults Colouring Book, Colour My Soul, to help inspire them. I’m looking forward to seeing what the participants come up with this time!

With Warm Wishes,

By | 2017-03-26T22:30:18+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Art Workshops, color, Colour, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

The Muswell Hill Mosaic is nearly Complete!

Muswell Hill Mosaic

Its the end of August and the Mosaic for Muswell Hill, North London is nearly finished!

The final Mosaic Art Workshop with the Public is complete and I am so pleased with how its all turned out. Around 50 people of all ages, cultures and religions took part over 3 afternoons. The first workshop was part of the Midsummer Muswell Festival in June 2016, the second was 2 weeks later and the third was part of the final Summer Sessions in the Methodist Church, Pages Lane.

It’s so wonderful to provide an activity which transcends any barriers that people may have and make something beautiful together. Every person can be proud of their new found skill and feel a sense of ownership of the Artwork. I’ve had some wonderful feedback from the participants who are all excited for this new addition to St James square – something that will give Muswell Hill more community identity.

I’m looking forward to putting the very last few tiles down over the coming weeks and then we can finalise an installation date for October 2016. I’m looking forward to everyone admiring their creation regularly, once it is in its final position.

You can see all the photos from the Making of the Mosaic on My Facebook Page and some on my Instagram. A full gallery of images will be posted in the Gallery Section of this website, after the installation.

For details on the design of the Mosaic, please see the original post on the blog.

If you would like to donate to this Project, please do so here, thank you.

Stay tuned for a final update on when its installed and the big reveal!

With My Warm Wishes,

By | 2018-07-23T13:51:57+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Art Workshops, color, Colour, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

Final Chance to be involved in making a Public Artwork for Muswell Hill!

Final Mosaic Workshops for the Public Artwork in Muswell Hill
Saturday 16th July 2016
The Methodist Church, Muswell Hill, N10 3PP
Choose from: 2pm to 4pm OR 4pm to 6pm
Suitable for Adults and Children aged 7+
Please read below on how to book your place.

I have designed and will facilitating the making of a large Mosaic Artwork for St James Square in Muswell Hill. The Artwork both names the square and features elements from the plasterwork, woodwork and stained glass windows of the Edwardian buildings in the area. We had a wonderful day as part of the Midsummer Muswell Festival last Saturday, starting off the Mosaic. Its coming on brilliantly, but we still have a little way to go! Please do come along – bring your children (7+) and your grandparents and lets finish this mosaic together!

This a donation-based activity. If you’ve been involved in any project like this with me before, you’ll know just how much materials are required plus the lengths of time it takes to prepare it for you to make such a beautiful piece of Art together. £5 is a great starting donation, thank you.

HOW TO BOOK:

1- Choose between a 2pm to 4pm workshop
or the 4pm to 6pm workshop.

2- Email me to confirm your space on your preffered time slot.

3- Donate via the yellow button here to secure your place http://artistsresource.co.uk/community-art/

Please note there are only *6 spaces for the 2pm to 4pm slot and 6 spaces for the 4pm to 6pm slot* so please get in touch as soon as you can. First come, first served.

Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you there!

With my Warmest Wishes,

By | 2018-07-23T13:52:40+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Art Workshops, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments