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

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

Community Mosaic for Muswell Hill

Come and take part in this amazing Art Project for the community!

Midsummer Muswell Festival 2016
Saturday 25th June 2016

Free Mosaic Workshops for the making of the Community Artwork,
St James Church, Muswell Hill, N10 3DB
1pm – 5.30pm.
Suitable for Adults and Children aged 7+
Please read below on how to book your place.

I am SO excited to tell you all about this amazing new Public Art Project!

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 Edwardian buildings in the area (the plasterwork, woodwork and stained glass windows).  The decorative features were heavily influenced by the Greeks in the 1800’s. One of the common motifs in the area is a bunch of grapes which symbolises Prosperity and Longevity, so I have included them in the design.  The Artwork will be made of lots of hand cut ceramic tiles (hand cut by me!) that have been kindly donated by Topps Tiles, the U.K’s leading tile supplier. It will be permanently displayed in St James Square.

This Artwork is a celebration of the vibrant community in Muswell Hill and the stunning architecture of the area. It is my hope that it gives a sense of place, pride and ownership to all those that take part and enriches the lives of all those who pass it every day. The Project is self-initiated and self-funded. If you would like to donate to the making of this Artwork, you can do so in the donation box on the day, or send money via Paypal using the email leona@artistsresource.co.uk.

How to book:

1- If you want to just put 2 or 3 tiles down you can pop in anytime on the 25th June from 1pm to 5pm.

2- If you’d like to spend up to 1 hour mosaicing your own section of the Artwork, then you’ll need to choose from the time slots below:

1pm to 2pm
2pm to 3pm
3.30pm to 4.30pm
4.30pm to 5.30pm

and then email me to confirm the booking of your slot.

Please note there are only 6 spaces for each time slot, so please get in touch as soon as you can.

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

With my Warmest Wishes,

By | 2018-07-23T13:53:17+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Art Workshops, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments