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Hacienda Mosaico Retreat- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico March 12-18th, 2023

March 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - March 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am

- $2,195.00

Mosaic Jewelry for Your Door

March 12-18, 2023
Arrival day and Welcome Happy Hour is Sunday 

Workshop is Monday-Friday

Depart on Saturday


I am so excited to be returning to teach in the most beautiful, inspiring, and relaxing environment of Hacienda Mosaico.

During this five day mosaic workshop, you’ll learn all the skills needed to create  exterior mosaics with a focus on embellishing doorways. We’ll begin with learning a variety of ways to approach the design and then you’ll learn two different methods for applying your design onto the wall. Interior wall application will be discussed as well.

We’ll be working as a team to surround the entry doorway of the Hacienda as well as entrances to individual rooms. Transforming a doorway is magical and it’ll be a super fun experience to see what you can do in your own personal environment to add life to your wall with texture and color. Included in the workshop will be making ceramic tiles which we’ll fire and incorporate into the mosaics.

This workshop is open to students of all levels. Although some mosaic experience may be helpful, it is not necessary. Should you prefer to bring your own mosaic project idea to work on for the week, that is fine. We will work together ahead of time to discuss your ideas and vision and to assure that you have what you need while there.

Students will need to bring their own tools – a full list with links to purchase will be sent out before the workshop.

Optional workshop activities include:

An after class/ evening session for students to share images of their own work.


Workshop Fee: $2,195  (based on double occupancy)

Workshop fee includes 5 days instruction, 6 nights of lodging, delicious breakfasts and lunches on workshop days and unlimited use of the studio 24/7. Instructor will provide appropriate adhesives and a wide variety of mosaic materials. Students are asked to contribute materials for any individual pieces and must bring their own mosaic hand tools.
A 50% deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Marsha Rafter is accepting payment for this workshop, via venmo, bank wire or check.
Contact instructor for details.

Students are invited to a Hacienda hosted welcome reception on Sunday evening, March 12th. During our week together there will be tons of learning as well as free time to explore Puerto Vallarta, shop or relax. After dinner each evening we offer optional instructor supervised open studio.
Students depart Saturday, March 18th.

I hope you will join me for this immersive creative experience!

Trip insurance is strongly advised.


About the Hacienda… a magical corner of the world. This walled garden hacienda with swimming pool and inviting common areas is artist owned and operated. Art abounds! The accommodations are excellent and every room is uniquely decorated and comfortable. Meals are prepared poolside in an open air kitchen and every meal is a feast. The Hacienda is located in a family friendly residential neighborhood. A quick and inexpensive taxi ride gets you to the beaches and wonderful shopping, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife. Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful and friendly beach resort.


The beach is within walking distance and the swimming pool is steps away from your door.  Hacienda Mosaico’s garden paradise is very private and filled with lush tropical plants and colorful artwork created by artists and workshop participants from all over the world.  The town of Puerto Vallarta has interesting shops, restaurants, galleries. The charm and beauty of Mexico is just waiting for you to explore!

**Dinner options abound with many delicious and internationally varied choices within walking distance of Hacienda Mosaico.  Puerto Vallarta is an easy cab or even bus ride away where there are more wonderful choices.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen onsite and grocery stores within walking distance.

We often combine the weekly “Gallery Stroll” with a group dinner at a beach side restaurant!

2023 Workshop Price is $2195.00  which includes 5 days instruction, 6 nights lodging, and two delicious meals beautifully presented and served poolside each day. There is a Welcome Happy Hour Sunday evening with abundant hors d’oeuvres  and drinks.

Fees for this workshop are handled by me directly.  A 50% deposit of $1100 secures your spot, with payment in full due January 15, 2023.

Please pay by check or Venmo for this class.

You can mail your deposit or full payment to:

28202 Burned Oak Terrace, Escondido, CA 92026

Hacienda Mosaico and Marsha Rafter Mosaics combined cancellation policy:
– All cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee.
– Reservations cancelled prior to 60 days,will receive full refund of fees paid, less $50.00 processing fee.

– Cancellations  60-30 days prior to workshop will receive credit in the amount paid for future workshops less $50.00 processing fee – good for one calendar year.
– Cancellations less than 30 days prior to workshop will not receive a refund of any fees paid or a credit for future workshops.

Should any workshop/retreat be canceled by Hacienda Mosaico or Marsha Rafter Mosaics, the entire amount paid will be refunded within fourteen days after cancellation.
Once this occurs, Hacienda Mosaico nor Marsha Rafter Mosaics have no obligation regarding any additional costs or fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservations.
Hacienda Mosaico or Marsha Rafter Mosaics accepts no liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket. Nor does it accept liability for canceled flights.

Travel Insurance:

– It is strongly recommended that all workshop participants purchase Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Baggage, Accident and Medical insurance from a reputable insurance company.

–  Travel Insurance 101:  How to Protect Your Vacation.  This ‘plain language’ tutorial will explain travel insurance so you can easily find the right plan:  https://www.travelinsurancereview.net/beginners-guide/ 

–  Some more good links to review:  www.travelinsured.com or www.travelsafe.com

A note about accommodations: Rooms are double occupancy and pricing is based on such. If you have a roommate request we are happy to accommodate. We can not guarantee a single room. Know all rooms are spacious and have en suite bathrooms. 9o% of our students are female. If you are the only male student, and we are sold out, we will house you at a neighboring property (a small, private apartment that shares a wall with the Hacienda). There is no additional charge for this space. You will have 24 hour access to the Hacienda property and studio, and have breakfast and dinner along with the other students.


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