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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

True Mosaics Studio in New Orleans

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Our new location in the Marigny is wonderful. I have started to mosaic the facade with glittering mirror mosaics ...stay tuned...

My 2014 class schedule is out!.. It's going to be a great year with classes in New Orleans, Berkeley, France, London, Buenos Aires, Mexico and more.  Everything is up under "Upcoming Classes".

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

For past news, check out the News Archive.

Mosaic Summer Camp student with her project.

Mosaic Classes with Laurel True

August 11 - 17: Mosaic Mural Making Intensive in Berkeley at Institute of Mosaic Art

Still a couple spots left in this class!

August 15: The Business of Mosaics in Berkeley at Institute of Mosaic Art

November 9 - 15: Mosaic Workshop: Exploring Color, Inspiration and Creativity in MEXICO at Hacienda Mosaico

More Upcoming Classes in New Orleans and around the world.

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.

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Mosaic Workshop and Tour in the South of France, 2015 Dates!

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

Join me and French mosaic artist Valerie Nicoladze for two inspiring workshops in Provence.  Workshops 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. For more info and to get on our list email

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

Mosaic Kaleidoscope mural at IMA

Mosaic Kaleidoscope mural at IMA

Mosaic Kaleidoscopes: Exploring Color, Inspiration and Creativity in Mexico.

November 2014

Join me at the gorgeous Hacienda Mosaico in Puerta Vallarta for a week-long workshop exploring creativity and color. We will be working on personal kaleidoscope-inspired circular mosaic pieces as well as a group-created Global Mosaic Project.

For more info and registration/Hacienda Mosaico

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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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.

Clouet Gardens Mural Laurel True
Sculptural mosaics on water c) Laurel True

Sculptural mosaics on water c) 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.