SOLD OUT – Mosaic as a Story: Mixed Media Techniques with Meagan Corrado
Session 4: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Workshop: Hands-On Beginner/Intermediate
Price: $330 (includes $45 materials fee)
This workshop will explore the use of mosaic art as a means of personal storytelling and self-expression through mixed media techniques. Students will first learn about the fluid, vibrant medium of alcohol ink. They will learn how to create abstract backgrounds to use as a base for a mixed media mosaic. They will then learn ways to layer personal writing, painted papers, photos, and other materials onto the abstract backgrounds. Finally, participants will learn how to place glass over the layers to create an overall mosaic design. The workshop will be divided into three phases. Each phase will include instruction and hands-on activities. The first phase will include an introduction to alcohol ink. Participants will learn about colors, ink qualities, benefits/limitations, and techniques to achieve specific effects. They will also learn about how to use the alcohol ink process as an opportunity for self-discovery and expression. The second phase will include information about how to incorporate collage in an overall mosaic design. Participants will incorporate personal mementos including creative writing, poetry, journaling, and photos onto their inked backgrounds. In the third phase, participants will learn how to incorporate tempered and clear glass in their overall mosaic design. Participants will ideally leave the workshop with a small finished piece. Throughout the mixed media mosaic process, students will be encouraged to reflect on their own personal stories. They will ask themselves, “Where have I been? Where am I now? Where would I like to go?” Students will be encouraged to infuse their art with emotion, reflecting on past experiences (both positive and negative) and sources of inner strength. This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in mixed media mosaic techniques and those who would like to develop their ability to use mosaic as a conduit for personal storytelling, self-discovery, and creative expression.
Meagan Corrado is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009. She is a trauma therapist who integrates the arts into her practice with inner-city children and adolescents. She created the Storiez Trauma Narrative Intervention, which supports trauma survivors in creating, voicing, and honoring their stories through a variety of creative mediums. She has exhibited her work in shows featured by SAMA, the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University, Wheaton Arts, and the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia. She has been creating her own mixed media mosaics since 2012. Her current mosaic-style involves building layers of alcohol ink, painted papers, personal writing, found objects, and tempered glass. storiezguide.com