Vida Mosaics Holidays 2019

in the village of La Magdalena near Cartagena, Murcia, Spain 30397




This mosaic making holiday offers a calming creative retreat from the stresses of the outside world, a beautiful location, great food and a chance to not only create a unique piece of art to take home, but also the skills to be able to start a satisfying new hobby that will stay with you long after your holiday is over.

Your tutor Dan is a talented artist who has extensive mosaics making experience and has been teaching for over 10 years. This fun course will provide the environment, materials and guidance so that you can produce your own unique mosaic artwork. 

During the course you will learn the basis of cutting and shaping glass and mosaic tiles. On the course you will be able to complete a mosaic mounted on board for you to take back home to enjoy and impress your friends.

The beautiful and secluded retreat where your accommodation and courses are set is surrounded by almond, lemon and orange trees, sweet scented jasmine and bougainvillea. The gardens are an ideal place to relax in the shade or to take a soothing swim in the private pool and if you like the feel of the sand between your toes you are also just 20 minutes from the fantastic coastal beaches of Murcia.

This is the perfect place to get creative on a mosaic holiday with a difference.




Winter months (November – February)

please email with your preferred  2019/2020 dates 



Summer Months (March – October 2019)   Any Dates between

  • 12th April – Monday 6th May 2019

20th -30th June 2019 

16th July -1st September 2019 

21st - 28th September 


Non Residential Courses

 You are welcome to join us on any of the above dates as a non residential guest. You would need at least 2 days to complete a small mosaic but you are welcome to attend as many days as you wish, the more days the bigger the project!. The cost of this is 45 euros per day including lunches.  Email us for availability.  




Getting there

The house location is just twenty five minutes from the nearest airport, Murcia, San Javier. Tara Casa is an easy venue to visit, being just 2.5 hours from the UK, then only a short distance from the airport.

You could also fly to Alicante Airport which is just over an hour away.

You can fly into Alicante or Murcia from most UK destinations with Ryanair, Easyjet or Flybe.

We offer discounted transfers to and from airports, Cartagena, local beaches, etc. otherwise it is advisable to hire a car.

Centauro rent a car
Centauro rent a car



- Suitable for all ages and levels from complete beginners to those with experience of mosaic making and who wish to take their skills to the next level
- Minimum age 16 (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over)

Travelling Solo?

- These courses make great singles and we have single rooms available at an extra supplement of 90pounds or its sharing a twin room with another single traveller.


Mosaic Holiday Sample 4 night/5day Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is for guidance only and may change week to week:


Day 1 – Arrival Day
- Arrive and check into your room anytime after 2pm and enjoy the rest of the day to settle in

- Enjoy dinner and drinks at the house in the evening

Day 2 – Mosaic Workshop 
- You’ll work on your mosaic piece between 10am and 3.30pm with a break for brunch. Today you’ll cover the following:
- Introduction to the basics of Mosaic Making
- Practice glass cutting, shaping and laying techniques for line, flow and definition
- Health and safety
- Materials and tools used
- Use today to plan your personalised project, discuss and experiment with colour and design under the guidance of your tutor Dan
- Today you’ll start work on cutting and placing your tiles
- Enjoy dinner and drinks at the house in the evening

Day 3 – Half Rest Day

- You’ll work on your mosaic piece between 10am and 1.00pm with abreak for brunch.

Today you’ll cover the following:
- Today you’ll start work on cutting and placing your tiles
- Enjoy the afternoon & dinner out in the ancient city of Cartagena

 Day 4 – Mosaic Workshop 

- In the morning you’ll work from 10am to 3.30pm with a break for brunch on the following:
- Continue cutting and placing tiles to develop your own unique piece
- Complete the central motif and start to work on the background of your piece
- You’ll start to complete the laying of the tiles and allow them to dry
- You’ll start the grouting and fixing introduction
- As the day goes on, the aim is to finish your piece 
- At the end of the day, review your project and start to pack up your piece for transport home with you
- Enjoy a farewell dinner and drinks at the house in the evening after your busy day

Day 5 – Departure day
- After breakfast, check out of your room taking home with you new creative mosaic skills that will kick start a hobby for life


Accommodation And Meals

- You’ll spend 4 nights/5 days in a tranquil country house quietly tucked away within bougainvillea shrouded gardens backing onto the pool area
- Inside the house there is a guest living/dining room

- Mosaics lessons take place on-site  
- There is a swimming pool  
- Check-in is on arrival day after 2pm and check-out is on day 5 by 12pm

- All meals (based on a vegetarian diet though vegans can be catered for) and soft drinks are included throughout your stay minus one evening meal to eat out
- WiFi is available throughout the house and gardens
- Your hosts have dogs who are only outside providing the guests do not mind

Rooms available:
- The sunshine room is a large twin/double bedroom for a couple or 2 sharing, it looks out onto the gardens and has air conditioning and ensuite facilities

- The blue room can accommodate 2 singles/ or a double, it looks out onto the garden and has air conditioning and ensuite facilities
- The pink room is a single room overlooking the inner courtyard and has ensuite toilet and wash facilities and a shared shower

- The attic room is a single room overlooking the inner courtyard and has ensuite toilet and wash facilities and a shared shower

- In order to check availability for a certain room, please email for more details

Your Mosaic Project

- The course will teach you to create your own mosaic which will fit a board approximately 25 by 35cm

- It is advisable to have a design in mind but there is no pressure to decide on your mosaic project in advance
- If you would like to discuss possibilities and designs beforehand Dan is always happy to do so; if you’d like a chat before your course starts, Dan’s contact details will be given to you after booking
- Typically, everyone has time to finish their creation during the course but if you prefer to take your time and if the piece is not finished, you can take this away with you along with the materials you need to finish your piece back home (tile cutters must be purchased separately)

What To Bring / Wear
- All materials for the project are included

Get creative on a mosaic holiday at this tranquil retreat. Take a break from everyday life to indulge the creative within for a fun holiday that will teach you skills that will stay with you long after the holiday is over. 


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