(CBS) — Artists have been creating mosaics for 5,000 years but the only U.S. school for mosaic art is here in Chicago.
WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports at a large studio under the “L” tracks in Ravenswood, Karen Ami teaches the art of creating beautiful mosaics. She fell in love with it as an art student.
“You’re taking all these broken, discarded, odd pieces and you’re creating something whole and complete. And there’s something very satisfying about that,” she said.
Ami studied with the great Italian masters and in 2005 founded The Chicago Mosaic School.
“Within four months of opening, I realized that we were going to have to move to larger quarters,” she said.