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Founded by artist Laurel True, True Mosaics Studio has been creating public, architectural and commissioned work for almost 25 years. True is a prolific artist known for her vibrant style, her combinations of intriguing materials and her global creative activism. True's work can be found in public spaces, hospitals, parks and commercial and residential settings around the world


Laurel True

News from True Mosaics Studio

True Mosaics Studio in New Orleans

Our new location at the intersection of Chartres and St. Ferdinand St in the Marigny has received a fresh paint job and we will begin to mosaic the facade next month.. stay tuned for photos!

I recently returned from Chile, where I participated in the 1st International Mosaic Intervention with 80 mosaic artists from over 20 countries. An incredible project spanning the front of the entire municipal building in Puente Alto, near Santiago. I also visited Valparasio, Chile, an inspiring city filled with street art and vibrantly colored architecture.

Working on my 2014 programming.. it's going to be a great year with classes in New Orleans, Berkeley, Seattle, France, London, Buenos Aires, Mexico and more.  I'll have everything up on the website soon!

Finishing up our community mosaic mural in Clouet Gardens in Bywater, New Orleans. In the studio we're wrapping up a large mural for private client in Sausalito, which we will install this Spring.

I'll be teaming up for the second year in a row with fellow mosaic artist Valerie Nicoladze to teach a destination workshop/ tour at Valerie's Esprit Mosaique Studio in the South of France in June, 2014. More info below...

Hope to see you in New Orleans or somewhere in the world!

More news always developing on my Facebook pages: True Mosaics Studio and The Global Mosaic Project.

Black Swan @ Laurel True    

Black Swan @ Laurel True



1st International Urban Mosaic Intervention, Chile

International team of mosaic artists converge on Puente Alto, Chile to create massive mosaic mural.

I was honored to be selected to participate in this project and be part of an 80 + team of artists from 22 countries working on a large, public mosaic mural conceived and led by artist Isidora Paz López in Puente Alto, Chile.

My panel included interpretations of the mariposa orchid and black-necked swan, native to Chile and holding personal meaning for me.

More images and info


Participants in 2013 Workshop and Tour in Provence  

Participants in 2013 Workshop and Tour in Provence


Mosaic Workshop and Tour in the South of France, June 2014

- "Travel the globe with Laurel True and the Global Mosaic Project!"

Join me and French mosaic artist Valerie Nicoladze for an inspiring workshop and tour in Provence.  The week will include mosaic making, a community project at a local social center, wine tasting, visits to local villages, markets and art exhibits including the amazing Carrier des Lumieres.

Spaces already filling up so sign up soon!


CLICK HERE for more info!

Click here for images of last year's workshop/tour

Mosaic Classes by Laurel True

Mosaic Classes with Laurel True

Great classes coming up at new True Mosaics Studio in New Orleans in 2014. I will be offering workshops and classes for all, from beginner through professional development levels.

True Mosaics Studio, New Orleans:

February 28, 21014:  The Business of Mosaics: Aligning Personal, Business and Creative Goals

March 1-2, 2014: Architectural Applications for Mosaics

April 5-6, 2014, Mosaics for the Garden: Beginner

April 19-24, 2014: Mosaic Mural Making Intensive

May 8-11, 2014: Global Mosaic Project Facilitator Training- Seminar and Hands-On Project

More Upcoming Classes in New Orleans and around the world.


Kate Zimmer and Mario Jeudi at True Mosaics Studio  

Kate Zimmer and Mario Jeudi at True Mosaics Studio


Professional Development Training at True Mosaics Studio

I hosted two of the adults I trained in Haiti at True Mosaics Studio this winter, along with four apprentices from the US and Canada in a series of ten-day intensive trainings. We had a wonderful time in both sessions and it was an honor to host Haitian mosaic artists Mario Jeudi from the Mirebalais Mosaic Collecitve and Josue Jean from Art Creation Foundation For Children.  I have worked with both organizations over the last several years in Haiti, training youth and adults in mosaic-making techniques that have led to the proliferation of public mosaics in Jacmel, Port au Prince and Mirebalais, Haiti.

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Sculptural mosaics on water @ Laurel True

Sculptural mosaics on water @ Laurel True

Artist's Residency at A Studio in the Woods

I was honored to be one of five international artists to be awarded a residency last fall at A Studio In the Woods, a program of Tulane University.

During my residency I created prototypes for a series of new work that explores the concepts and constructs of time, destiny and gravity through the use of materials sourced from the natural and urban landscapes.

Clouet Gardens Mural Detail

On the Street: New Orleans

Community Mosaic Mural at Clouet Gardens

The mosaic mural in Clouet Gardens in Bywater is coming to completion! Over 50 community members have contributed to this open-participation project, designed and facilitated by artist Laurel True.  The mural will be dedicated on April 14th with a celebration in the park.


Mosaics in Pediatric Ward at Mirebalais Hospital, in Haiti complete!

Art and Healthcare in partnership with Partners In Health

Laurel True/ True Mosaics Studio designed and created a series of mosaic installations throughout the new Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in central Haiti, built by Partners In Health. True trained a team of Haitian production assistants in mosaic techniques over the course of a year, and engaged the mosaic community in the US to help with the fundraising effort, and to contribute specific elements to the project.

Along with the mosaics at the hospital's entry and  community waiting areas, the mosaics in the pediatric ward, based on Haitian and American school children's drawings, have received high praise from Partners In Health and the community of Mirebalais.