Mosaic workshops

Mosaic courses in Yorkshire


I run mosaic workshops for adults and I am qualified to teach adult learners (City & Guilds PTTLS). Mosaic workshops can be arranged to explore the direct and indirect methods of making mosaics using a variety of materials or tailor made to suite a given project. I have worked with regional art societies, disadvantaged parent-child groups, cancer patients, mental health clients, learning difficulty clients, community groups, corporate organisations and the general public.

As a qualified Community Artist (having trained with Artlink, Hull) I am available for consultation and facilitation of public community art projects. Projects include mosaic workshops and mosaic courses in schools, hospitals, museums, churches, art centres, galleries, children's centres and community centres.

I hold a clear Disclosure & Baring Service Enhanced Certificate (formerly CRB check) available for inspection and have a certificate in Safeguarding Children (Level 1).

If you would like to discuss a taught school session, mosaic workshop, community art project or corporate away day please send an email or fill in the 'contact' form or call 07929 884759.


Create a high quality mosaic in one day during my mosaic workshops near York. Price £75 including all materials and refreshments (please bring lunch).

Learn how to design and create your own mosaics using the direct and indirect methods.

Select from a huge choice of materials (glass, porcelain, pebbles, vintage china and stained glass) and colours and be inspired by a large display of mosaics and resources.

You don't have to be able to draw to create mosaics! I provide many designs to choose from or you are very welcome to bring along your own design to fit a 22cm square base.

Design tips and guidance provided. Full instruction on cutting and laying tiles and grouting. Leave with a helpful handout on where to buy materials and which glue to use for your next project.

Friendly, fun and informal.


My most regular mosaic workshops, organised by myself, take place at Huttons Ambo, near York, North Yorkshire (set in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and overlooking the stunning Yorkshire Wolds).

DATES (Saturday, 10.00-4.00 pm):

6 July 2024
3 August 2024
7 September 2024
12 October 2024
9 November 2024
7 December 2024
25 January 2025
22 February 2025
22 March 2025
26 April 2025
26 July 2025
16 August 2025
6 September 2025
4 October 2025
8 November 2025
6 December 2025


Leave wanting to do more with free advice on future possible projects (including lamps, tables, floors, vases etc). Books and resources, including websites, and sources of materials will be provided for reference.

Corporation away days have been provided for a range of organisations including University of York, Tesco, Halifax Building Society, North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership and Holbrook Dental Practice.

Booking contact Sue Kershaw: Email Sue Kershaw Mosaics or use the 'contact' form. Tel 07929 884759


JUST MAKERS @ RIPLEY CASTLE COURTYARD, Ripley. Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY. Tel 01423 772903

Dates (Saturday, 10.30-4.30 pm):

22 June 2024 - Vintage China Mosaic (eg hares, birds, sheep, bee, butterflies and hearts etc)
27 July 2024 - Garden Mosaic Plaque
14 September 2024 - Indoor Mosaic Plaque
26 October 2024 - Vintage China Mosaic (eg hares, birds, sheep, bee, butterflies and hearts etc)
30 November 2024 - Christmas Mosaic Decorations (eg robins, angels, baubles, stars and Christmas trees)

Booking via

HAREWOOD HOUSE, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG

Dates (Saturday, 10.30-4.30pm):

15 February 2025 - Garden Mosaic Plaque

Booking via

NORTH YORKS ART SCHOOL, 2-4 South St, Scarborough YO11 2BP.

Dates (Saturday, 10.00-4.00 pm):

29 June 2024 - Indoor Mosaic Plaque
16 November 2024 - Christmas Mosaic Decorations (eg robins, angels, baubles, stars and Christmas trees etc)

NORTH YORKS ART SCHOOL, Danby Lodge North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Whitby, YO21 2NB

Dates (Saturday, 10.00-4.00 pm):

15 June 2024 - Garden Plaque Mosaic

Booking Scarborough or Danby via

DALBY FOREST, Forestry England, Dalby Forest Courtyard, Low Dalby YO18 7LT

Date (Saturday, 10.00-4.00 pm):

19 October 2024 - Indoor Mosaic Plaque

Booking via
or email

THE ROPEWALK, Maltkiln Rd, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5JT. Tel 01652 660380

Dates (Saturday, 10.30-4.30pm):

23 November 2024 - Garden Mosaic Plaque

Booking via

DAISY DOODLE PAINT A POT PARLOUR, 9b Garthway Arcade, Northallerton DL7 8NS. Tel 01609 779352

Dates (Saturday):

5 October 2024, (10-4pm) - Vintage China Mosaic (eg hares, birds, sheep, bee, butterflies and hearts etc) OR Mosaic a mirror (30cm sq ext, mirror 10cm sq)
2 November 2024, (6-9pm) - Christmas Mosaic Decorations (eg robins, angels, baubles, stars and Christmas trees)

Booking via

RURAL ARTS, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 526536

Dates (Saturday, 10.00-4.00pm):

More dates to be added soon!

Booking via

It would be lovely to share my passion of mosaics with you!

Participant creating a Cleo Mussi inspired self portrait during my mosaic workshop
Participant creating a Cleo Mussi inspired self portrait during my mosaic workshop

Mosaic workshop at Huttons Ambo



- Initiate mosaic projects within the community, source funding and complete projects
- Collaborate with organisations to facilitate and complete community mosaics
- Provide fun and educational mosaic workshops with a diverse range of client groups


- floor mosaic and sun dial with mental health clients in NHS Humber Centre hospital
- mosaic fountain and mosaic wall murals in a medium secure prison with prisoners
- wall mosaic with Macmillan cancer patients
- 3D mosaic toad in Hull
- mosaic respite workshops for young carers with Action for Children
- mosaic , creative writing and textile projects with Mind dementia clients
- mosaic mirrors with special needs children
- mosaic workshop with partially sighted children and adolescents with Action for Blind People
- church wall mosaic with the congregation to celebrate 50 years of the church's foundation in Christ Church, Heworth, York
- mosaic after school club with disadvantaged mothers and children
- children’s centres mosaic classes with children
- museum mosaic workshops with adults linking to Roman mosaic collection at Hull & East Riding museum
- exhibition of children’s mosaics at Ferens City Gallery, Hull & Artlink Centre for Community Arts
- school mosaic workshops
- mosaic workshops in craft centres & village halls
- Tour de France in Yorkshire wall mosaic
- and many, many more!


- Arts Council
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- The National Lottery Community Fund
- North Yorkshire Moors National Park
- English Heritage
- Henry Smith Charity
- British Heart Foundation
- Macmillans
- Mind
- Action for Blind People
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
- Action for Children
- Hospitals: York District Hospital, NHS Humber Centre, Scarborough Hospital, Bransholme South Health Centre, NHS Commissioning Group (Hull)
- Councils: York City Council, Hull City Council, Harrogate Council, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council,
Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council, Ryedale Council and many more
- Hull Museums
- Ferens City Gallery, Hull
- York University
- The Parks Children’s Centre, Hull
- Artlink Centre for Community Arts, Hull
- Rural Arts Community Centre
- Architectural Research Centre

Mosaic courses in Yorkshire

Mosaic workshops

After school activity with parents and children at Wansbeck Primary School, Hull

Corporate away day mosaic workshop

Mosaic workshop at the Old Blacksmith's Shop, North Yorkshire

Introductory mosaic workshop at my home studio near York

Gaudi style bench school mosaic


• We had a lovely relaxing creative day learning how to mosaic. The day suited all abilities - you could be a safe or adventurous as you wanted. Everyone went home with a fabulous result. The day was enjoyable, relaxing, creative, fun, therapeutic, highly recommended.
• Sue was an inspiration. Most people had never made a mosaic before but it was also the relaxed and happy atmosphere that contributed to a most enjoyable 2 days.
• What a most wonderful experience. Working with others as a group and learning something new. Being part of something important and watching a piece of work grow from the start is both exciting and fulfilling.
• I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. The process was fascinating and creative; the colours, textures and designs were beautiful. It was great to be part of a team working on the large mosaic.
• Enjoyed it very much.
• Very enjoyable and fun
• Was planned very well indeed.
• Great fun – very relaxing.
• Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!
• Enjoyed every aspect especially being taught all the basics before starting the real thing. Would love to do as a hobby at home.
• Love it – love it – love it! Sense of achievement. Being part of a special group activity. Something tangible to reflect on.
• Really good fun.
• The teaching was extremely professional, patient and fun at the same time as informative.
• The teacher was very helpful and friendly.
• The teaching and everything else was great.
• Sue was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and approachable.
• The teaching was done with great care and attention to individuals attending.
• Excellent facilitator – patient and calm.
• Excellent teaching and allocated time.

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Mosaic workshop with adults facilitated by Sue Kershaw

One day mosaic workshop with East Riding Artists

Mosaic courses

Mosaic workshops

Trafford Macmillan Care Centre 'Hope' mosaic to be displayed at the entrance of the building

My first mosaic, Trafford Macmillan Care Centre (four day workshop)

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Sue Kershaw
Mosaic Artist (York, North Yorkshire, UK)
07929 884759

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