Supporting the Community
beautiful art made with beautiful people
Montet Designs is run by Audrey Montet. Audrey has been creating, making, mentoring and teaching visual art with communities for the past 20 years. Young carers, young offenders, refugees, children in care, disabled young people, adults with mental health needs, schools, the list goes on. Her passion and drive to involve people in visual art is something that has long been part of her makeup and her love of bold colours and large-scale work invites itself to include many in the process. Her have a go attitude and “you’ll be amazed with what you can achieve” mantra has touched many and with an inclusive supportive environment as the baseline to all that she does there’s a true sense of community throughout all her projects.
In 2020 during our first lockdown when all community work stopped, Audrey opened her mosaic kit shop people so people could continue to access the wonderful medium of mosaic. The shop grew and her and her team now ship kits all over the world, which continues to be hugely exciting! It's busy and fun and together they continue designing and creating new kits to add to the shop and keep you all busy mosaic making!
I really enjoyed this course. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. Everything you needed was supplied. The two hours sped by. I have booked myself in for three further workshops - with grand intentions to produce something more ambitious.
A brilliant way to spend a couple of hours! Ideal for any level - even complete novices - as there is plenty of help and advice at hand should you need it. Can't wait to do it again.
This is the second workshop I have attended, and I can honestly say I love every second of the class!... Audrey and her lovely mum are so much fun and are great at advising and helping even newbies like myself. So relaxing and therapeutic... come and give it a go!.. I'm hooked now!
Audrey couldn't have been more supportive and helpful before the workshop/planning my project, during the workshop itself and after the event (providing materials and advice as I was a bit over ambitious about what I could achieve in the time). It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a great location. We can't wait to come again.
I had such a lovely time at this workshop. Audrey is extremely welcoming and on hand for any queries that I had. She's very knowledgeable about mosaic art and will direct you when you're not quite sure where to go next. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do when I first arrived but I'm so happy with what I came away with. There was such a wide range of tiles to choose from, it was like being in a sweetie shop, I loved it and will definitely be back!