WELCOME to the
SAN DIEGO MOSAIC SCHOOL!
Located in the Normal Heights community of the City of SAN DIEGO, California, USA.
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SPECIAL NOTE: We are hosting fewer mosaic art workshops in 2019 due to the demands of our large public art commission projects. We will resume our workshop schedule later this year!
Learn the fine art of mosaic technique and styles taught by internationally acclaimed mosaic artist KIM EMERSON who has been creating mosaics since 1991.
Our mission at the San Diego Mosaic School is to educate and inspire everyone about the medium of mosaics as a fine art. Every level of mosaic experience is welcome. All you need is a passion for color, texture, an openness for creativity, and originality. We focus on cutting, placement of “tesserae”, color and design composition, while comparing the ancient Roman and Byzantine mosaic styles to the contemporary while using many different types of beautiful materials.
KIM EMERSON is a San Diego based artist who specializes in the medium of mosaics. Her work is large-scale, architectural, environmental, in the form of 2-D murals, 3-D sculpture, small format jewelry, and fine art studio/easel creations. Kim has a lifetime of experience in the visual arts, with a BA in art history, an MS in historic preservation of architecture, and an AA in interior design. She is a natural educator with the ability to reach students at all levels of their experience. She has created and installed many public art and private residential projects. Her work can be found in private art collections throughout the United States, Mexico, and Italy. Starting in 1991, Kim began learning and making mosaics with internationally acclaimed artist James Hubbell as a volunteer building schools in a very poor barrio of Tijuana, Mexico. She crossed the US/Mexico border from San Diego every week for three years to work and create mosaics involving members of the community from both sides. Kim has been an active professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) since 2004.
Each mosaic art workshop includes all materials, use of quality mosaic tools, an extensive list of where to purchase mosaic supplies, 14 hours of serious mosaic art instruction, AND a deli-style lunch!
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MOSAIC ART WORKSHOP LOCATION
Workshops are located at the home & studio of Kim Emerson and Dennis Reiter in community of Normal Heights in the City of San Diego, California, USA. The SAN DIEGO MOSAIC SCHOOL was established in 2015.
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Our philosophy is this …
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” – Pablo Picasso
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