IMA big fan of the Institute of Mosaic Arts! Ok… I know that’s corny, but it’s late and I’ve got 5 posts to do before bed since I’m doing a little travelling this weekend. In preparation, I got up early this morning and headed down to the little corner of Jingletown this school/workshop occupies.
As I mentioned a couple days ago, there are numerous murals and smaller mosaics installed around the neighborhood immediately surrounding IMA. I strolled around for about a half hour and saw no fewer than twenty, among the many other cool things I’ll hopefully get to in future posts, like Ford Street Studios, Automania, and more. This is a cool part of town.
Here are a few photos of the Institute itself… These don’t even show all the mosaics on this building. It’s kind of crazy.
If these hearts look at all familiar to you, it might be because Laurel True, the founder of IMA, was also a participating artist in the “Hearts in San Francisco” sculpture project a few years ago.
There are tons of classes offered at various levels, and a workshop cafe where you can drop in and work on your own projects. Check it out! You might just leave your heart at IMA.
I have taken a class at IMA — I loved it! I highly recommend it. Laurel is a great instructor.
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