Dates/Times:Dates and times of next class TBA - please call or send us an email if you're interested in taking this course.


Sessions: 2


Sessions: Any, see below


Description: This two-day seminar lead by community and public mosaic artist Laure True will focus on methodology and techniques for approaching community mosaic projects. Students will come away from the workshop armed with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and facilitate successful community mosaic projects.


Class will cover different approaches to community outreach, sourcing locations, materials and volunteers locally and abroad and group mosaic- making techniques that can be employed with groups with any level of training.


Participants will be taken through multiple scenarios for designing and facilitating community mosaic projects using actual case studies from various communities and environments. Presentation will include step-by-step instructions with complementary images and detailed instruction to describe multiple approaches to project coordination, management and creation. This course is heavy on the nuts and bolts issues. Class will be introduced to a host of variables and project approaches, therefore expanding the possibilities for community mosaic project creation specific to a particular communities’ needs, unique location and circumstances.


Topics and issues covered in class will include:

· Defining project goals and objectives

· Project planning, development, funding and budget creation

· Agreements and contracts with host organizations

· Design development appropriate to host community and location

· Project and time management techniques for small to large- scale projects

· Working in and outside of the classroom

· Environmental and climate issues and their effects on project planning and management


Class will address working in urban and rural environments, working with both youth and adults, other artists and trades people and how community mosaic training interfaces with entrepreneurial development. Special considerations for international projects in developing countries will be discussed.


Class will include several break out sessions over the course of the two days and there will be a 1 hour lunch break.


This class will be of particular benefit to mosaic artists, teachers, community organizers and anyone interested in community development and entrepreneurial training through the arts.


Please visit: http://www.truemosaics.com/pih.html for more information on Laurel True's community mosaic projects at Mirebalais Hospital in Haiti.


Note: Some knowledge of mosaic making techniques is helpful, but not necessary. Class will not be creating an actual mosaic project during class time. Instructor can give participants with no mosaic experience suggestions for other classes to take to compliment the information presented in this seminar, which will best fit their goals.


Class price: $325

Working on Fisherman's Tale Mural, Nungua, Ghana, 2007


Sycamore Park Playground, Mill Valley, CA, 2007


ACFFC Youth, Jacmel, Haiti


Artist Prince Luc working on Sea Spirits Mural in Jacmel, Haiti, 2010


Home Mural at Belle Chase School, New Orleans, 2007


Kids grouting mosaic archway in Nungua, Ghana, 2002