We love Mosaic!
We’re collaborative artists and Mosaic is one of the most inclusive art-forms, suitable for all ages and ability levels. It is also a very environmental practice in that we use mainly recycled items. We like to call this the ‘Treasure’.
The Art Hand specialises in Mosaic. We run exciting Mosaic Parties for kids birthday parties, families, special events and adult groups. We also facilitate collaborative mosaic projects in schools. We also take commissions for mosaics in private homes and public buildings.
Celebrate that special occasion with a Mosaic Party! Whether it’s a birthday bash or a community event we can help you make it a fun and memorable gathering. It’s a team effort with everyone involved. We ask participants to bring along some personal mementos. You can also choose from our vast collection of buttons, beads, jewels, gems, jewellery, marbles, stones, shells and glitter! Once the design is agreed we all stick the items onto the special backing board. This is a truely unique experience and the resulting artwork will adorn your wall for years to come.
This video shows a few of our recent mosaic parties for kids, families and adult groups.
The mosaic parties take place in our custom built art school on The Copper Coast in Waterford. We provide a stimulating environment where friends and family can spend quality time together during a creative endeavour. For a larger event we can create a pop up workshop at your premises, event or even outdoors.
These collaborative events suit large and small groups. We have catered for family gatherings, kids birthdays, hen parties, retirement groups, women’s groups, festivals, team building events, community commemorations and special memorials.
We offer 4 basic mosaic parties as follows but are happy to adapt these to your needs;
The Family Heirloom; This party is designed for some quality family time. An opportunity to bond over a creative endeavour. Together you will create a family heirloom of your precious memories and treasures. Your Grandfathers watch may end up between a Lego character and My Little Pony! We are on hand to guide you but this is very much about you all working together to create something special. The family heirloom party costs €150 for up to 5 participants. There is an additional charge of €20 per extra person. This event lasts about 2 hours. Treats and drinks for kids are included as well as tea and biscuits for adults. Please note it takes a few days for the glue to set so you will need to arrange to have your mosaic collected afterwards.
The Birthday Bash; This is a personalised creative celebration! Everyone teams together to make a special mosaic for the birthday guest. This mosaic party at The Art Hand costs €200. This includes a workshop hosted by Sean or Miranda for up to 10 people whether they are kids or adults. Everyone is involved! For groups larger than 10 there is an additional charge of €15 per extra person. We have a treasure trove of materials here but please bring along some personal bits to make the mosaic truely unique. We can cater for up to 20 people. Parties lasts about 2 hours. This party includes treats and drinks for kids as well as tea and biscuits for adults. Please feel free to bring along a Birthday Cake and Candles. Please note it takes a few days for the glue to set so you will need to arrange to have your mosaic collected afterwards. Now just pick a wall in your home to display your masterpiece!
Team Taster; This mosaic party is suitable for a wide range of occasions. Teamwork is central to this event. Everyone works together to decide the design, layout and materials. This is a more leisurely event with plenty of time for a catch up and a bit of a giggle! The team taster mosaic party lasts for about 3 hours and costs €350 for up to 10 people. There is an additional charge of €35 per extra person. We can cater for up to 20 people on this party. Tea and fresh scones are included. The event will commence at 10am. Please note it takes a few days for the glue to set so you will need to arrange to have your mosaic collected afterwards.
Team Day; Take your time, relax, enjoy the experience, be our guests! This is a 5 hour event including lunch in our adjoining home. This is a unique and enjoyable event, tailored to suit your group. Together you will make a special mosaic befitting the occasion. Collaborative mosaic is great fun. The process is very simple and the results are very rewarding. The cost for the Team Day Mosaic Party is €550 for up to 10 participants. There is an additional charge of €55 per extra person. We can cater for up to 20 people on this party however exact numbers need to be confirmed in advance. If anyone in your group has any dietary requirements please let us know when booking. The event will commence at 10am. Please note it takes a few days for the glue to set so you will need to arrange to have your mosaic collected afterwards.
These events are facilitated by professional artists Sean and Miranda Corcoran who run The Art Hand. They have vast experience as art tutors and are part of the Education Panel of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Individual attention and expert guidance is provided throughout. These are unique and enjoyable events, tailored to suit your group. No previous experience is required.
Collaborative mosaics are also ideal for Hen Parties where we often combine a studio workshop with some beach art to mark the special occasion. Info on our hen parties are HERE.
We also undertake private Family Memorials in mosaic, stained glass and beach art. These are participation events where everyone gets involved in making a poignant tribute. Have a look at our Memorials page HERE.
Why not combine a mosaic event with some Beach Art at one of the wonderful beaches here on The Copper Coast. The Art Hand is a small family run business. We’re adaptable and we’d be delighted to come up with something unique for your gathering.
We also facilitate Creative Team Events for community groups, charities and businesses. The photo to the right shows a large collaborative mosaic being made for the Solas Centre, the Cancer Support Centre.
A Mosaic Workshop can be seen HERE.
A Stained Glass Workshop can be viewed HERE.
An example of a Workshop for Teachers can be viewed HERE.
A wide variety of other Adult Art Workshops can be seen HERE.
We can cater for special needs groups, our facility is wheelchair accessible throughout and we are fully insured. We also run weekend courses in Mosaic and Stained Glass. The Art Hand is a family run business and our emphasis is on providing a quality and memorable experience. Please contact Sean or Miranda on 051 292919 for further details.
MOSAIC IN SCHOOLS
We undertake Collaborative Mosaics in Schools around the country. Everyone is involved! Full details of our work in schools is HERE.
CUSTOM MADE MOSAIC
We can custom make mosaics suitable for indoors or outdoors. We carry a huge variety of materials including tiles, glass, stone, shells, beads, buttons and marbles.
Mosaics can be used in bathrooms, kitchens or on a garden wall. Mosaics can also be made on framed boards that can be hung on a wall.
Signage and logos can be created in both stained glass and mosaic.
Please get in touch if you have an idea in mind.
Sean and Miranda.