Intro to Mosaics—Glass & Ceramic Creations

Mosaics are one of the oldest art forms created and we have examples dating over 5000 years old! Mosaics can be made from just about any type of material including pebbles, seashells, gems, ivory, glass and ceramic tile. In this class we’ll take a quick look at the history of Mosaics and then you’ll get a chance to create a simple Mosaic project using glass & ceramic tile.

The basic Mosaic construction process is fairly simple. First a TEMPLATE IS CREATED showing the outline of the item to be created. Then the MATERIALS ARE SELECTED to show your view of the item using different colors & textures. A hard base is used to build your Mosaic project upon. You then BREAK & NIP your materials into piece shapes that will bring out your artistic vision. You ATTACH YOUR PIECES to the backing using a glue adhesive. A GROUT IS APPLIED between the pieces which adheres everything together and provides a smooth surface. And finally a SEALENT IS USED to help protect the grout lines and your materials. There are lots of ways to embellish the artistic look of Mosaic projects and we’ll discuss some of these ideas.

Come join us for a fun look at Mosaics, how to create them and take home your own Mosaic project!

3 hrs, $45, All supplies included

Make-It Springfield is committed to making our workshops financially available to all. If assistance is needed to attend, please text (413)455-0663 for a discount code.


About the instructor: Chris Lyons of Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio, in Springfield, MA, is a maker who works in multiple mediums. View all his Make-It Springfield workshops here.

Glass Visions is your source for Stained Glass! They sell low-cost glass and supplies for all your traditional copper-foil stained glass projects. They also offer a full set of stained glass classes from Intro to Advanced lamp making and they provide commission and repair services. Visit for more information about our studio & classes.


Dec 11 2022


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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