An inclusive arts organisation where creativity meets community
Driven by our passion for including people of all ages and abilities in wonderfully creative practices.
Montet Designs is located in the Roman City of St Albans, Hertfordshire run by Audrey Montet. Audrey has been creating, making, mentoring and teaching visual art with communities for over 20 years. Young carers, ex offenders, refugees, children in care, young people accessing CAMHS, disabled adults and young people, adults with mental health needs, schools, PRU's and hospital schools and the list goes on. Click to find out more
Barley and Barkway (VA) Church of England First Schools Federation
Our mosaic making workshop with Montet Design was a brilliant day. Audrey is an inspirational tutor and offered patient encouragement to all levels of students from EYFS to Year 4.
Equipment and materials were supplied and laid out ready for use and pupils produced individual mosaics with encouraging guidance in a relaxed atmosphere.
The children were excited and engaged in exploring different materials and loved seeing their designs turn into artwork they could take home.
Norton St Nicholas Primary School,
Letchworth Garden City
We're absolutely delighted with the mosaic that Audrey created with our children. From initial contact, through the editing of a child's design, right through the mosaic creation and through to completion has been incredibly smooth and professional. So many children and families have already praised the final mosaic and we've not even had the chance to put it up yet! It was also lovely for all the children to create their own small owl mosaic during the week before - a small memento of our 150th anniversary for all children in the school.
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!
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 was a wonderful experience. Audrey is a very fun, patient, and creative teacher! She was very kind and knowledgeable. The materials (provision of glass pieces and supplies) were tops and all the attendees were very talented and interesting too. Audrey's mom helped out as well and made the workshop all the more interesting. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing experience and I fully recommend her workshops!