What you'll do
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! Each piece is finished in a few hours, left overnight to cure, and available for pick up or shipping the next week.
Little Nibbles Light snacks for creative fuel!
Water, seltzer, and soda Drinks are on us while you're here.
Mosaic tiles and tools Everything you'll need to make and take a personal project.
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.
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.
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Where you'll be
Our studio is a welcoming, well-lit, comfortable, slightly gritty, 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.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 11 and up can attend.
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 :)
Create glass mosaics in a funky space