Why simply tile a backsplash when you can adorn it with a mosaic? Tucked away in the Ravenswood Arts Corridor is Chicago Mosaic School, a resource gem that can help your inner artisan shine through.
Students from all over the country flock to study at CMS so we're lucky that's it's here and 100% open to the public.
Class commitment ranges from a quick 1-day workshop to a 10-week intensive study. The prices for courses fall in between $195-$295, but that cost includes most materials and tools.
Upcoming classes include:
• Introduction to Mosaics
• One-Day Mosaic Basics
• Sculptural Mosaics
• Mosaic Garden Ornaments
• Glass on Glass Mosaics
• Tilemaking for Mosaics
• Color Theory and Application
• Pre-Cast Pebble Mosaic Technique
• Architectural Mosaics: Floors, Backsplashes (STARTS TOMORROW!)
Both photos are from the CMS gallery of student work. The first is "Marilyn's Platter" and the second is "Mara Berkland's Window."