Images: Mosaic Workshop in Barcelona

The class created mosaic art in Barcelona, one of the great cities of the world. Our modern studio, located in a historic 13th century building (now a cultural center), is just steps from the Barrio Gótica. It was a rare opportunity to enhance our mosaic skills in an inspiring and stimulating environment, surrounded by history. Barcelona has both ancient and Modernista mosaics and we took full advantage of the opportunity to study and be inspired. This wonderful experience will be repeated in 2018. I hope you’ll join me!  (See the info on the 2017 workshop here.)

Studio preparations are complete, including substrates and travel bags

Our classroom is ready, time for wine!

Our get acquainted dinner at a historic restaurant

More fun at the opening night dinner

Getting to work in our modern classroom

On our private tour of the Palau de la Música Catalana

We even got to go on stage at this gem of modernist art and architecture

One of our lovely lunch spots near the studio

Viewing ancient micro mosaic at the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya

Part of the ancient wall in our studio, located in a 13th century former convent

Mosaic benches by Jujol at Gaudi’s Parc Güell

Palau de la Música Catalana at night

The cloisters at our historic studio

Light through the windows at Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Life is good! A party on the terrace above the Plaça de Catedral

Many thanks to Laticrete for suppling the best cement-based adhesive for my course

One of the ancient mosaics we saw at Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya

Mosaic Workshop in Barcelona with Sonia King Mosaic Artist

Most of the class with their mosaic art. Great work, everyone!

Wonderful paellas for the closing night party at a historic restaurant

The perfect ending to a wonderful week. Cheers!