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Create glass mosaics in a funky space

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 84 reviews.Silver Spring, United States

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Experience hosted by Artists

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore the art of mosaic, then make and take your own!

Arts on the Block offers afternoon mosaic workshops in a professional art studio. With hands-on help from our studio crew, you'll sketch out a design, learn basic glass-cutting and puzzling techniques, and get to work on a personal project. We have tons of beautiful glass mosaic pieces, so you'll be able to create something special - perhaps inspired by your trip to DC!

What's included

  • Food
    Light snacks for creative fuel!
  • Drinks
    Drinks are on us while you're here.
  • Equipment
    Everything you'll need to make and take a personal project.
From $45
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Artists

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 84 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Arts on the Block specializes in large-scale mosaics for public and private clients designed by emerging artists. The studio crew has mastered our production methods and the history of the mosaic art form. They're also happy to show their portfolios, tell you about their career aspirations, and chat about travel! Our studio team brings their life experiences, travel memories, cultural backgrounds, and artistic eye to their work. The inspiration is endless, and we're here to help you find your fit in this timeless tradition.
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About the organization: Arts on the Block



Arts on the Block empowers creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures, join the creative workforce, and contribute to their communities. We provide real-world training in a working mosaic studio and on local public art projects. Awarded grants from National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Creative MoCo, 150+ of our works are now installed in the region.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Arts on the Block.

Where you'll be

Our studio is a welcoming, well-lit, comfortable, funky-fun space right in the middle of downtown Silver Spring. Come as you are! We are walkable from the red line, with ample parking options.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 84 reviews.

Lilian
March 2020
i would recommend this to anyone, whether it’s with you’re kids, partner or even just some friends, this is a great experience for all ages, one that should not be missed! I am not a great artist myself, but the hosts made us feel so welcome, and at ease, I loved it. It was such a fun time, I will definitely be returning !!!
i would recommend this to anyone, whether it’s with you’re kids, partner or even just some friends, this is a great experience for all ages, one that should not be missed! I am not…
Jose
February 2020
This was the highlight or our trip to DC. The experience was unique and on a whim so not much was expected of it but turned out to be the thing my wife and I will remember most.
Andréa
February 2020
It was a great experience! They were very knowledgeable and provided a step by step instructions that it made the process less complicated and doable. I am proud of the art I made.
Nicholas
February 2020
This was a fun group activity. Nice opportunity to hang out with friends and chat for 3 hrs while eating snacks and being creative. It’s similar to paint night, but you get to come up with a design completely on your own. You can also make as many pieces as you want within the 3 hrs. I personally walked away with a cool looking coaster and a Xmas ornament. The staff was super friendly and helpful as well. Glad we went!
This was a fun group activity. Nice opportunity to hang out with friends and chat for 3 hrs while eating snacks and being creative. It’s similar to paint night, but you get to come…
Alice
February 2020
Love my very first mosaic making experience. Would definitely want to come back again. Staff were great. Make sure we followed safety measures. Gave valuable artistic feedback and directions! Brought a friend. We all enjoyed our creative moments very much. Cozy but professional ambiance! Come and check it out. Free parking too! Lots of materials to choose from too!
Love my very first mosaic making experience. Would definitely want to come back again. Staff were great. Make sure we followed safety measures. Gave valuable artistic feedback an…
Kevin
February 2020
The team at Artists on the Block was great! I purchased the Mosaics workshop for my sister as a Christmas present, and the team was great at communicating around any questions I had. They had an awesome- would definitely book again!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 11 and up can attend.

More tips

Did we hear you say you're not creative? Or you're worried your mosaic might look bad? Drop your doubts at the door, our studio team is trained to help everyone from novices to know-it-alls :)

What to bring

If you're already inspired and have an image, design, or drawing, bring it with you!

We have drinks and little nibbles, but please do feel free to bring any of your own.