Mosaic

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’s also a very environmental practice since 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 mosaic projects in schools and take commissions for mosaics in private homes and public buildings.


MOSAIC PARTIES

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.

To follow are the main mosaic parties we offer;


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.

Family quality creative time togetherThe 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.

Family Art Teamwork gathering class mosaic

Gift Vouchers are available for any of our Mosaic Parties


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 on the one mosaic 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 homemade 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.


Special Events; Got something important to celebrate? Perhaps you would like to have a special piece of collaborative art made to mark the occasion. You might consider a mosaic with a specific theme. Everyone can still be involved in the entire process.

We can run a series of workshops to develop the project from the design stage right the way through to the unveiling. Mosaics can be made for outside as well as indoors. We are happy to advise on structural issues and installation. Prices vary greatly depending on what’s involved so please get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss some options to suit your budget.

Solas Centre MosaicThe photos above shows a large collaborative mosaic being made for the Solas Cancer Support Centre. Over 500 people were involved in making the mosaic that is now installed in Waterford city centre.

The ‘Shooting Star’ mosaic above was made by staff and teachers to celebrate the anniversary of the Waterford Teacher Centre.


Hen Parties; Collaborative mosaics are also ideal for Hen Parties. We have put a package together that involves everyone making a mosaic for the bride to be in our studio, followed by homemade lunch in our adjoining home and beach art at a nearby cove.

Full details of our Hen Party package is HERE.


Family Memorials; We facilitate private Family Memorials in mosaic and stained glass. We have even organised beach art memorials where family and friends create a temporary environmental artwork together.

We are sensitive to the individual circumstances but try to bring a sense of celebration to these occasions.

These are participation events where everyone gets involved in making a special artwork. Personal mementos that are added to a memorial mosaic make it a very meaningful tribute.

Examples of our Memorials are HERE.

 


Mosaic in Schools; We undertake Collaborative Mosaics in Schools around the country. Everyone is involved! Full details of our work in schools is HERE.

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Custom Made Mosaic; While we specialise in collaborative art we are happy to take commissions for custom made mosaics that are suitable for indoors or outdoors. We carry a huge variety of materials including tiles, glass, stone, shells, beads, buttons and marbles.

Mosaic Map detail by Sean Corcoran The Art Hand

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.

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Signage and logos can be created in both stained glass and mosaic.

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“We’d love to welcome you to The Art Hand.

We are experienced tutors and have worked with many special needs groups. Our facility is wheelchair accessible throughout. These are unique and enjoyable events, tailored to suit your group. Mosaic is simple to do, it’s rewarding and it’s great fun!”

Please contact us on 051 292919 for further details.

Sean and Miranda.

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