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Since it was founded in early 2005, The Chicago Mosaic School has become the center of education for Mosaic Arts in the United States. As the first non-profit school of its kind, CMS provides opportunity for artists interested in the serious study with an academic, materially-oriented approach to art education in the World Master tradition. Now in our 12th year, the school gives artists, teachers, and enthusiasts a place to explore all facets of mosaics- from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction.

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CMS Student Chris Elam tells us about his Monochromatic Mosaics Workshop with Toyoharu Kii

How/when did you originally find CMS, and what keeps bringing you back?  I originally found CMS in 2008 and took a Mosaics in Architecture course with Joesph Guyer. I remember immediately having the sense that I had found my tribe and that my work in tile-setting was about to take on a whole new dimension. […]

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