Mosaic School

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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Our current schedule of 2019 workshops is listed below!

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”, basic design composition, and comparing ancient Roman and Byzantine mosaics to the contemporary styles 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 professional tools, an extensive list of where to purchase mosaic supplies, 14 hours of serious instruction, AND a deli-style lunch!

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Descriptions of current 2019 Mosaic Art Workshops – Due to our current large public art commissions, we will start the year by having fewer workshops!

January  19th & 20th – SOLD OUT!

February 23rd & 24th

March 16th & 17th


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