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."