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Community Mosaic Mural Retreat in Haiti, 2013

5 Nov

Global Mosaic Project: Haiti
Community Mosaic Mural Project
with Laurel True
March 23 – March 29, 2013
$1796 per person, Double Occupancy

Global Mosaic Project, Haiti

Join mosaic artist Laurel True and youth from Art Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, Haiti for an amazing mosaic-making adventure.

Global Mosaic Project, HaitiBe part of a group of international mosaic artists participating in global outreach and voluntourism on this unique trip combining community mosaic mural making, sightseeing in one of Haiti’s most beautiful regions, and visits to local art centers, schools, and beaches.

Participants will contribute to the rebuilding and beautification of Haiti while working alongside Haitian youth artists from Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) on a community project facilitated by Laurel True.

View of Jacmel, HaitiThis hands-on, cross-cultural collaborative process will result in the creation of a public mosaic mural that will become part of a city-wide beautification project being created by Laurel’s students at ACFFC called Mosaique Jacmel.

Jacmel is known for its laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches and abundance of artists and musicians. The architecture is reminiscent of New Orleans. Jacmel folks are friendly, welcoming, and motivated to rebound after the devastating earthquake.

This trip is appropriate for Mosaic artists and novice artists alike. Seasoned mosaic artists will benefit from professional development training in community mosaic project facilitation, and novice mosaic artists will receive hands-on training while participating with other community members learning about mosaics.

Global Mosaic Project, Haiti

Mosaic Haiti Itinerary

After our arrival in Port-au-Prince, we’ll visit a famous art gallery founded by musician Issa El Saieh, and enjoy lunch at the historic Hotel Oloffson. We then travel northeast to visit Mirebalais, where Laurel and a team of Haitian mosaic artists have created multiple projects in the new Merebalais Hospital being built by Partners in Health. We’ll return to Port-au-Prince for our first evening together in Haiti.

Global Mosaic Project, HaitiThe following day we travel southeast to Jacmel. Our days will include working on the mosaic mural and relaxing in the evenings at a stunning waterfront hotel, Cap Lamondu. Laurel will offer several professional development sessions in the evenings, including a debrief on the day as well as clear information on best practices for mosaic creation and project facilitation.

An afternoon will be set aside to relax on one of Jacmel’s beautiful beaches and enjoy tropical juices or rums. Our last evening in Jacmel will include a project dedication and an evening of traditional Haitian music.

Tour coordinator Lisa Rueff will lead optional morning yoga classes on the hotel terrace.

Accommodation & Reservation Details

Cost for this trip is $1,795 based on double occupancy in fine hotels in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel, Haitian/English-speaking tour guide, lux ground transportation, and delicious Haitian meals each day.

**Price does not include airfare to Haiti, or return airfare.
***Please note that $200 will be tax-deductible as a direct contribution to the ACFFC.

To reserve your space and for more information, please contact Global Adventures Tour Director Lisa Rueff. Leading international yoga and service trips abroad, she looks forward to sharing this rewarding experience in Haiti with you.

Contact Lisa: globaladventures@me.com

More About Laurel

Laurel True, Global Mosaic ProjectLaurel True is based in New Orleans, and has maintained a professional studio practice in architectural, public, and fine art mosaics for over twenty years through her company, True Mosaics Studio. Her vibrant mosaics can be found in hospitals, parks, hotels, and in public, commercial and residential settings worldwide. Laurel teaches and lectures internationally and facilitates community-based mosaic projects through her organization The Global Mosaic Project. Laurel began working in Haiti in 2010, with Art Creation Foundation for Children, where she has an ongoing role as Lead Consultant for the Mosaique Jacmel Project. Laurel is the co-founder of the Institute of Mosaic Art in California, and has been teaching mosaic techniques for almost twenty years. For more information, please visit www.TrueMosaics.com and www.acffc.org.

Mosaic Retreat in Orvieto, Italy: May 2013

2 Oct
Mosaic Art Retreat Italy, 2013

Orvieto, Italy

Mosaic Retreat in Italy with Pam Goode
Postcards Home: Mini Mosaics in Italy
May 12 – 18, 2013
Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
$2,995
Explore the acclaimed mosaics of Italy while creating your own in the hilltop village of Orvieto, considered one of the loveliest in Umbria. Pam Goode will be a guest instructor with Adventures in Italy for a wonderful week in May, 2013, the perfect travel month. Our time will be divided between mosaic retreat time or instruction (your choice) and tours of mosaics, Etruscan caves, local vineyards, and cooking classes led by a James Beard chef, with accommodations in a centuries-old convent. This workshop is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
In this workshop, we’ll do lots of exploring, both physically and creatively. We’ll walk along historic lanes, breathe in the aromas of Italian fare, sample the essence of grape and olive, and run our eyes along the fabulous light-catching mosaics of Orvieto’s cathedral. And then we’ll look inside to capture the pivotal moment that brings it all home for us. We’ll use these epiphanies to translate our trip into mosaic using techniques practiced during the week.Our theme will be Postcards Home: Mosaic Talismans. We’ll create 1-4 small mosaics that capture the face or feel of Italy, bringing into play abundant light and texture. Subjects will be entirely yours, and the hope is you’ll choose images that speak to you deeply. Then you’ll select techniques and materials to make that voice resonate long after you return home.Each day will be composed of a lesson on technique, a suggested exercise, and time to work on your own, as well as ample time to explore Orvieto for inspiration. We’ll cover:
• Converting your photographs to mosaic designs through computer software (no drawing necessary!),
• Bringing light and energy to your work,
• Choosing materials to bring an image to life, and
• Working in miniature.
Mosaics will be postcard-sized, allowing everyone to finish at least one piece in the workshop. Extra portability will allow us to work in pleine air if we choose, maximizing our ability to soak up the sights, sounds, and feel of beautiful Orvieto.
Details: Cost is $2,995. Fee includes six nights double-occupancy lodging and basic course materials. Single occupancy rooms are available at a slight increase. Six light continental breakfasts, two wine tastings, vineyard tour, one lunch, Italian cooking class, and one dinner included, as well as six half-days of mosaic instruction/guidance, ample studio time, and free time. Air travel and travel to Orvieto are not included.
Getting There: The closest major airport is Rome. Train from Rome to Orvieto is $10 – $20 and takes about 1-1/2 hours. I am available to meet solo travelers at the airport if desired.
Workshop Details: Please bring your own tools (in your checked luggage — NOT the carry-on). Substrates and some materials will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring and work with the materials of your choice. Each student should bring a camera or cell phone with camera. I will have a laptop available for manipulating images into designs, as well as printer access.
About Orvieto: I’ve given this lovely town a full page! Learn more about Orvieto here.
Daily Itinerary: is here.

To Register: More information and a registration form can be found here. Deposit is $500. For questions, please contact me at pamgoode@earthlink.net.

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