Designs in Shell first opened in March of 1997 at a working studio in Spanish Village Art Center in San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park and shortly after in a full artist studio nestled in Chula Vista, California.

Stocked with a variety of kaleidoscopes and eggshell art Designs In Shell has become a place for fun, excitement and a world of colorful diversity. Imagine the world with color through an ever changing mirage of designs and angles leaving you with a smile and face full of surprise. The look on a child's face in mesmerized gaze and the sparkle in a child's eye is one of many feelings that you may experience when you see these magical pieces of art.

What you can expect from Designs in Shell is the best in customer service and a courteous staff that will bring excitement to a world of knowledge in kaleidoscopes. Visit us and be greeted with a smile and the cultural wonders of this art.

Designs in Shell will soon be opening a new working studio in Spanish Village to teach classes, reach out to the community and broaden the knowledge of the "Who", "What" and "Why" of creation and the kaleidoscope history.

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Have fun learning how to design egg shell kaleidoscopes. Classes coming soon!
For more information or upcoming classes please contact us for details.


 Spanish Village Art Center
1770 Village Place Studio #14
San Diego, CA 92101

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Easy access though Park Blvd & Zoo Place. Walk up Zoo Place and make a left into the first walk way. Call Frank at 619-534-9412 if you have any questions.
Representing hand made kaleidoscopes and artwork mainly by North American artists
We have been creating kaleidoscopes since 1997 and are now located in Spanish Village Center.
Phone Help Available 7 Days (PST) | 619 534 9412
Saturday through Wednesday 11AM - 4PM
Thursday & Friday - Closed
  The artists at Spanish Village invite you to stroll through our historic studios and enjoy and afternoon of art! We are a community of over 250 artists from the San Diego region. These working studios enable visitors to meet the Spanish Village Patioartists, see demonstrations of art being created and enjoy our unique Spanish Village atmosphere.