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Winter months (November – February)

please email info@taracasa.com with your preferred  2019 dates 


Summer Months (March – October)    

Saturday 2nd -Saturday 9th March 2019

Mosaic Week – Direct & Indirect Method

Join us for a fabulous mosaic making week which will cover the two main methods, direct and indirect. 

You will make a great mosaic to take home on wood and focus on the finer work of mosaic. You will learn about colour tone and the bordering and laying the glass in the traditional Roman method. This will be approx 25cm x 30cm in size and we will spend 3 days on this project. 

For the indirect method we will work as a group to produce a simple mosaic design on mesh. You will then learn how to uinstall the mosaic with cement to a permanent location and finishing. This is over 2 days, leaving a day or two to explore Cartagena and relax. 

This week is limited to 6 guests and is fully inclusive of accommodation, meals and mosaic materials for 695pounds per person.

If you wish to attend just the first or second half of this holiday or wish to attend as non residential please let me know on info@taracasa.com 




12th April – Monday 6th May 2019

  Most dates June 2019 – Monday 21st October  2019

Cost : 5 days/4 nights  475 pounds per person, including accommodation & meals. Extra Nights with Meals are available on Request for 95pounds per person 

  • 4 nights accommodation in beautiful en-suite single or twin/double room 
  • Welcome refreshments and settling in
  • Daily & Delicious healthy breakfast 
  • Tasty vegetarian evening meals with refreshments. 
  • 3 days of 4 -5 hours mosaics
  • Optional classes, activities, massages and therapies
  • Viv & Dan helping to organise your stay
  • Unlimited herbal teas, coffee and water throughout
  • Plenty of time to relax at the beach or pool with a good book

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.  


Mosaic holidays & courses offer a calming creative retreat from the stresses of the outside world. A beautiful location and a chance to create a unique piece of art to take home. Also the skills to be able to start a satisfying new hobby that will stay with you long after your mosaic holiday is over.

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

During the mosaic holidays you will learn the basis of cutting and shaping glass and mosaic tiles. On the courses 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 the mosaic courses are set is surrounded by almond, lemon trees, jasmine and bougainvillea. The gardens are an ideal place to relax in the shade or to take a soothing swim in the private pool. If you like the feel of the sand between your toes you are also just 15 minutes from the fantastic coastal beaches. 


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Mosaic Holidays & Mosaic Courses

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Stay in Tara Casa with comfortable en suite bedrooms with air conditioning. The guest lounge with library of books, the guest dining area with complimentary teas, coffees, water, local fruit and cereals. Move outside and relax by the honesty bar, the 11 metre pool or in the quiet  gardens. In the evening relax star gazing in the private gardens.

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Mosaic Holidays – Your Instructor

Dan Rust is a mosaic artist for over 8 years in Murcia Spain. Dan studied fine art in Hertfordshire but as a mosaic artist he is self taught. Mosaics work brilliantly in the Spanish sunshine. Dan has also worked as a commission based artist including sign writing for restaurants, swimming pools, wall and floor mosaics, portraits and corporate logos.

These days Dan spends more time teaching guests and students Mosaics and takes great satisfaction from knowing they will treasure their mosaic for years to come.

Learn more about Dan Rust’s Mosaics at his website Vidamosaics


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Mosaic Holidays Suitability

  • Suitable for all ages and levels from complete beginners

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Mosaic Holidays – Solo Holiday?

  • These courses make great singles holidays as we’re a small private home from home venue.

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Mosaic Holidays

Ready to Book?

Email : info@taracasa.com

Skype : Tarasretreat1

tel; 0034 968163529

* Airport Transfers. The nearest airport is Murcia airport. We can arrange a discounted private taxi for 45 euros per journey. If there is other guests travelling together this is split between them. The second airport is Alicante, you can get a coach to Cartagena for around 15 Euros.


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I had a wonderful time at Tara´s Retreat, very relaxing and had some fabulous Pilates sessions. Dan and Vivienne are very welcoming hosts.

Nadia - April 2011

What can I say – great food, beautiful setting and fantastic Pilates, the only thing missing was the sun but you can’t control that!

Claire - April 2011


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