Facilitating and Creating Community-Based Public Projects
Hands on Workshop led by Laurel True
Workshop: March 9-11, 2012
Friday Evening 6 - 8:30,
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 5 pm
Cost: $495 includes binder with extensive class
Location: Galazzo Glass/Sopp Ceramic at
Clay Space 1205 Ceramic Studios
1205 Manhattan Avenue, Ste. 2-4-1
Brooklyn, NY 11222
For more information or to register please e-mail:
This weekend intensive workshop lead by community
and public artist Laurel True will focus on methodology and techniques
for approaching community-based, public mosaic projects. Students
will get a chance to experience group mosaic-making processes
through the actual creation and installation of a mosaic mural.
Students will come away from this information - packed workshop
with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and facilitate
successful, permanent projects that engage and inspire community.
Workshop will begin Friday evening with a presentation
of successful project models and lecture will include sample pedagogy
for including and training community members in the creation of
public art. Instructor will cover various approaches to community
outreach, design development, sourcing locations and materials
and recruiting project participants.
Saturday and Sunday morning will be devoted to lecture
and demonstration and the afternoons to practice- hands on training
in the creation of a mosaic mural that will be donated to a local
non-profit, school or business
Lecture will include step-by-step instructions with
complementary images describing multiple approaches to project
coordination, management and creation with a focus on creating
permanent artworks specific to a host communities needs,
desires, location and circumstances.
Instructor will present several group mosaic- making
techniques that can be employed with groups with any level of
training. Specific teacher/ facilitator training will focus on
best practices for technical construction methods so that outdoor,
public projects are durable, safe and long lasting. Technical
resources will be included in class binder.
Additional topics covered will include:
· Defining project goals and objectives
· Project planning, funding and budget creation
· Project and time management techniques for any scale
· Working in and outside of the classroom
· Professional development and entrepreneurial training
This class will be of particular benefit to mosaic
artists and public artists who would like to add a community component
to their projects, teachers, community organizers and anyone interested
in community development and entrepreneurial training through
Some knowledge of mosaic making techniques is helpful.
Workshop participants should come prepared to work
both inside and outside during class. Students will be asked to
sign a waiver and photo release.
This class must meet it's minimum (6) by February
6th. Students are encouraged to sign up early!
Also: This class is being offered the weekend after
the National Association of Art Educators Conference in New York,
which runs March 1-4
For more information: http://www.arteducators.org/news/national-convention/national-convention