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2-Day Reclaimed Tile Mosaics CHICAGO

01/19/2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST

Come learn basic mosaic techniques using reclaimed materials.

THIS IS A 2 DAY CLASS on Jan. 12 AND Jan. 19, 2024 from 2:00pm-4:30pm

Have fun and be creative in the Rebuilding Exchange Community Mosaic Class. We will be creating mosaic pieces from our own supply of tiles and surfaces. Create your own design, make it bold and bright; or monotone and cool. It’s up to you!!

If you have old china, or sentimental pieces (plates work best), and want to use your own pieces to create your piece, we can work with that! We will have a selection of picture frames, cabinet doors and larger tiles to use as a mosaic base. You are welcome to bring your own surface from home. Flat surfaces are easiest when beginning. Maximum size is roughly 1 square foot.

We will review various techniques to cut, nip, break and smash pieces to use in your mosaic.

The first session we will design and glue your pieces. You will learn how to prepare the surface, tips for designing your pieces, best ways to cut pieces and gluing options. By the end of the class, you will have a mosaic complete and ready for grouting.

The second session, we will grout the pieces and you can take them home that day and they will be ready for use!


An Apron

Protective Eye Wear (we have some if you need it)

China for the Mosaic if you have specific plates you want to use


Base for the mosaics

Reclaimed tiles from Rebuilding Exchange stock and a selection of broken plates from Secret Treasures Antiques & Collectibles in Evanston

Glue & Grout

Markers and rulers


Tile nippers and cutters

Workshop Policies: Please review policies below before committing to a workshop.


If you can’t make it to a class, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org with their name and email address.

If Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 hours before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule.

We do not offer other refunds or transfers between classes.


If you arrive to a workshop later than 20 minutes after the stated start time, you will not be able to participate in the workshop.

We do not provide refunds to latecomers.


All workshops are 18+ unless otherwise specified; no woodworking experience necessary

Materials are included in the fee for the workshop

We are not able to accommodate last minute attendees. If a workshop is sold out, there are no open spots.


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST


Rebuilding Exchange Chicago
1740 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


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