Hacienda Mosaico, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

Go Big! Mosaic Mural Making Workshop in Mexico

with artist Laurel True

Nov 26 to Dec 2, 2017

Learn the skills and techniques used in mosaic mural making while enjoying the inspiring and relaxing environment at Haciendo Mosaico... one of my favorite places to teach.

During this week-long workshop we will work as a team to create a radial mosaic mural that we will install together on an exterior wall .  Students will come away with skills and techniques they can use to create future mural projects of their own.

Workshop includes step-by-step instruction in mosaic making principles using ceramic, mirror and glass, as well as technical lessons in precision tool use, construction methods for larger works and installation and grouting techniques for murals and other architectural projects.

Additional topics covered:

  • Designing for mosaic murals
  • Estimating and sourcing materials
  • Coding and mapping techniques for larger work
  • Working with materials of different heights and shapes
  • Using the Tile Tape Method to create murals
  • Environmental considerations for murals
  • Tips and tricks for painless installation
  • Working effectively as a team

The mural we create during the workshop will be of a size and complexity that can be completed and installed during the week while allowing for time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Hacienda Mosaico... and have personal time to relax into a great creative retreat. 

Students will also have the option to create a small mosaic piece of their own to take home. The beautiful, open air studio at Hacienda Mosaico is open 24 hours for students to use outside of workshop hours.

Some mornings will include discussions about the role of creative expression in our lives and other topics related to inspiration and creativity.

This workshop is excellent training for those who want to take their skills to the next level, move into creating larger work, and community builders and teachers who would like to create murals for schools or public spaces.

Open to students of all levels, although some mosaic experience may be helpful, it is not necessary. 


I hope you can join me for this fun, community-building creative experience!


Workshop fee: $1950

Investment includes:

Five days of workshop instruction

All materials

Accommodations (based on double occupancy)

Healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch

An all-around awesome time


For more information and registration: http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_23.html


Nov 26 to Dec 2, 2017
Arrival the Sunday, November 26
Workshop: Monday, November 27- Friday, December 1st
Depart Saturday, December 2nd


Laurel True has been creating mosaic murals around the world for the past 25 years. She is the Co-Founder of the Institute of Mosaic Art, Founding Director of The Global Mosaic Project and owner of True Mosaics Studio.

Laurel has created over 100 mosaic murals and taught and trained thousands of students, apprentices and volunteers.