Learn the art of 'trencadís' mosaic devised by Antoni Gaudí and discover all the secrets as you create your own mosaics. Come and enjoy the Gaudí experience on these workshops for adults, families and children in the centre of Barcelona.
Trencadís is a type of mosaic made with irregular shards of pottery, marble or glass that was wide spread in modernista architecture
. Antoni Gaudí took the technique one step further by using ceramic and pottery rejects, plates and coffee cups, and gave the pieces their final shape with a hammer and pliers so that the pieces would fit together perfectly. Today we can still see original examples of Gaudí's handiwork in nearly all his Barcelona landmarks: Park Güell, the Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and the Sagrada Família.
During the workshop, you'll learn how to handle tools, choose your design and colours and create your first work in 'trencadís'. You'll learn the technique and take away with you a very special and unique reminder of Gaudí's Barcelona
The length of the workshop depends on the type of object you want to make and the complexity of your drawing. It will take two hours to make a photo frame, an elephant, a heart or a salamander; three hours to make a coat of arms, a larger photo frame, a mirror; or four hours to make a large mirror or place mat. At this workshop for kids (aged 3 upwards) you can choose to work on one of the following: a photo frame, a drinks mat or the lid of a wooden box plus a fridge magnet. The decoration will be made from pre-cut acrylic mosaic pieces in a wide range of colours. The workshops last 60 minutes on average, depending on the age of the child and whether they need their parents’ help. All the materials and the object to be decorated are included in the price. And they'll all be able to take their mosaic home with them!.
The artist has received the diploma “Master Artisan and Educator” due to the excellent quality of her work and for bringing the trencadís technique to a wider audience.What does your booking include?
- Trencadís (mosaic) workshop (2h, 3h, 4h o 8h*) or combined ticket mosaic workshop + admission to Torre Bellesguard, According to the chosen option.
- All the necessary materials.
- Explanations in English, Catalan, Spanish and German.
- Instructors on hand to help you.
*Eight-hour workshop with one hour for lunch. Lunch is not included in the price of the workshop.
Workshop Adults: from 1st November to 31st March: Monday at 10am. From Tuesday to Saturday at 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm and 5pm.Saturday at 10am and 12pm. From 1st April to 31st October: from Monday to Saturday at 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm and 5pm.Saturday at 10am and 12pm.
Workshop Children (4-10 years old): from Monday to Saturday at 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm and 5pm.Saturday at 10am and 12pm.Meeting Point
Workshop 8h (10h-19h): from Monday to Friday at 10am.
: Mosaiccos; c/Assaonadors, 10. Metro L4, Jaume I stop. Bus 17, 19, 40 and 45.
- During the kid's workshops, parents are welcome to stay for the duration of the class.
- Mosaiccos takes care of grouting the mosaics. This means that students from the morning workshops can pick up their mosaics in the afternoon on the same day and students from the afternoon workshops can collect their mosaics at lunchtime the following day.
- With combined admission, the visit to the Torre Bellesguard will be valid for up to seven days after the trencadís workshop.
- Accessible for visitors with reduced mobility.
Customer services provider: MOSAICCOS