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Community Mosaic Mural Making
with Laurel True
July 18–22, 2016

In this five-day hands-on workshop with public artist Laurel True, participants will explore the methodology and techniques for approaching community-based mosaic projects. True will address project creation, community engagement and design development along with project facilitation and management. Participants will learn about best practices for technical construction methods so that outdoor public projects are durable, safe and long lasting. Additional subjects that will be covered in the workshop include: sourcing materials, project location, working with stakeholders and creating compelling project proposals.

This is an onsite workshop in downtown Helena, Montana, and will offer participants the opportunity to work alongside True as she creates an outdoor mosaic commemorating the Archie Bray Foundation’s 65th anniversary.

Laurel True
Kefa Mural: Coffee from Ethiopia to Jingletown, Oakland, CA
Execution: Laurel True and Students in her Mosaic Mural Making Intensive 2008
In partnership with Institute of Mosaic Art
Laurel TrueLaurel True is an artist, educator and community builder based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been creating architectural, public and community-based art for almost 25 years. She works with ceramic, glass, mirrors and recycled building materials such as brick, concrete and asphalt to create mosaic murals and sculptural forms. True is the cofounder of the Institute of Mosaic Art in California and has fostered education in the mosaic arts through teaching and lecturing around the world. She is also the founding director of The Global Mosaic Project, an organization that creates community-based artwork and provides art education and entrepreneurial training to underserved communities in urban environments and developing areas, and she is the creative director for the Art Creation Foundation For Children, an arts-based organization in Jacmel, Haiti. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, National Association for Arts Educators, Community Built Association, Global Alliance for Arts in Healthcare and the Haiti-New Orleans Heritage Task Force.