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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

Happy New Year!

2014 was a great year filled with wonderful projects, people and places. I traveled a lot and taught classes in New Orleans, California, London, France and Mexico.

Starting the year out with the First International Mosaic Intervention in Chile led to many great experiences throughout the year. I hosted several apprentices in my New Orleans Studio and installed projects for private clients, in public spaces and on the street. My studio facade project is progressing, as are other projects including the Urban Eyes Project and Global Mosaic Projects in Haiti.

Check out The Global Mosaic Project's latest newsletter to read about recent and upcoming projects!

My 2015 class schedule is out!.. Check it out. I am happy to be working and  teaching more in New Orleans this year with destination workshops in Provence in June and October (!)  See below.

I was awarded a public art project by the Arts Council of New Orleans, which I will be creating with and for the community in Faubourg Lafitte in the Treme neighborhood this Spring.

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 Classes by Laurel True

Mosaic Workshops

Registration is open for 2015 workshops!

Here are a few of the classes I will be offering at my studio in New Orl

More details on my CLASSES page.

January 18 - 25

Dreaming Your New Year: Vision, Affirmation and Manifestation

April 4 - 5

Mirror Garden: Radial Mosaic Stepping Stones with Mirror and Glass

April 18 - 23

Building Beauty in the World: Methods, Motivations and Impact

Professional Mosaic Mural Making and Community-Based Practice

May 15 - 17

Mosaic Mandala Workshop: Connecting with Your Inner Muse

September 4 - 6

Experimental Mosaics: Exploring the Ephemeral


Black Swan @ Laurel True

Black Swan @ Laurel True

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



Mosaic Workshop and Tours 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 at Esprit Mosaique Studio.  Workshops include mosaic making, community projects, artistic tours, wine tasting, visits to local villages, markets and exhibits, including the amazing Carrier des Lumieres and more.

June 27 - July 4, 2015

Mosaic Workshop and Tour in Provence:  Creative Adventure in the South of France

October 17 - 24

Celebration of COLOR: Fall Mosaic Workshop in Provence

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

Mosaic Kaleidoscopes and mural before installation at Hacienda Mosaico.

Mosaic Kaleidoscopes and mural before installation at Hacienda Mosaico.

Exploring Color, Inspiration and Creativity in Mexico.

I taught a wonderful workshop at Urban Oasis Hacienda Mosaico in Puerta Vallarta in November. Students immersed themselves in making a personal  kaleidoscopic/ mandala-like radial mosaic and we created a group mural inspired by the Urban eyes Project, which we installed on a wall at Hacienda Mosaico.

Cooking up some dates for future workshop in January 2016.



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.

More images on Facebook

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 by Laurel True

Sculptural mosaics by 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.