Interested in Visiting Mosaics at the farm?
The most common questions are answered below. To see available dates and inquire about taking a class, click on TAKE A CLASS tab in the menu.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Farm located?
The farm is approximately five miles south of the town of Gaylord, MN. You will travel about two miles on a gravel road. Consider it part of the road trip adventure! 34318 481st Gaylord, MN
When do you host classes?
Mosaics at the Farm is open year-round. The best way to determine availability is to click on the TAKE A CLASS tab on the Menu. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Do I need experience with art?
The short answer is no. The long answer is no. Everyone who has come out to the Farm to try mosaics for the first time has discovered that they CAN make beautiful things, even if they feel they are not artistic or creative.
What do I need to bring?
Mosaics at the Farm supplies all the tools and supplies to create. You are asked to bring something to mosaic onto, such as a table, stepping stone, bench, frame, or other solid surfaces. If you do not have anything to bring, I sell thrift store items at the Farm and you are welcome to purchase an item from my stash. ($2- $20)
What does it cost?
A standard mosaic class is $45 per person, which includes the use of all my cutting tools, a wide selection of vintage dishes, stained glass, and jewelry to use in your artwork. I provide adhesives and grout. The cost also includes my guidance and the beauty of the farm. I will have complimentary coffee, tea, and filtered water.
How long are classes?
Most guests need approximately four to five hours to complete their projects. This time span allows for a relaxed pace to complete your project. Add additional time for lunch and snack breaks. The general operating hours are 9 am – 4 pm.
Do you allow children?
I have had students as young as 9 successfully complete a mosaic project. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. I suggest you use your own judgment on whether your child is capable of sustaining attention to the task.
What about food?
Participants are responsible for bringing lunch and snacks. Many groups coordinate a potluck. You will have access to a refrigerator and a microwave in the workshop area. Please bring serving utensils, plates, and your own beverages.
How big of an item can I mosaic?
I ask all first-time artists to bring something that is no larger than 11 x 14 or the equivalent in square inches (154 square inches)
The reason is to ensure that you have time to complete your project at a relaxed pace. It also ensures that the cost of the supplies remains within budget. I appreciate your adherence to this general guideline. Please inquire if you have a unique request. Windows are a wonderful project for those who wish to come two times. Windows require time and more glass than one class can provide. If you choose to complete a project that will require two sessions to complete, I will offer a discount for the second class ($35)
What do I wear?
You should wear your play clothes, of course! Dress with the idea that you may get a little messy. Wear an apron if you like. I supply lap aprons to use to wipe sticky fingers. The workshop space is heated for cold weather mosaicing and air-conditioned during hot weather. Please wear close-toed shoes for safety.
What about special requests?
If you have a unique request or a special need, please email me at email@example.com to see what we might be able to do to meet your special request.