Mosaic Art Drop In

Posted by workman on Feb 22, 2012 in blog | 18 comments

Dear Workman Arts Members,

You are invited to drop by and create Mosaic Art – March 6, 7, 8, 2012

The final panels of the mosaic artwork that will be installed in the new Intergenerational Wellness Centre will be fabricated in a three day “blitz” in the CAMH Mall at the Queen Street site. Participation is open to Workman Arts members, CAMH staff, clients, families, and community members.

Dates: March 6, 7, and 8

Times: 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. each day

Just drop by and join in – no artistic experience required.


How It All Got Started:

Following a call for submissions and adjudication procedures, Workman Arts commissioned artist Michael Morbach to create a new work to be translated into a large scale mosaic mural that will fill the main lobby wall in the new Intergenerational Wellness Centre. In addition, five smaller works inspired by this main mural will be rendered in the same colour palette and style and will be installed in the building’s hallway adjoining the lobby.

The translation and creation of the original artwork to mosaic has been facilitated by professional mosaic artists and executed by a team of Workman Arts member artists. The five smaller pieces is being executed by three groups, including enthusiastic clients from CAMH’s geriatric, youth, and adult programs, as well as staff, families, and community members, with 14 Workman Arts artists acting as assistant facilitators.

Opportunities for Artists:

For 14 Workman Arts artists, this project has created immersive professional training opportunities as they have received in-depth, hands-on training in the mosaic medium and design techniques. As a result, they also have the opportunity to develop skills as trainers by assisting with facilitation of the smaller project pieces.

The Mosaic – An Enduring Legacy, A Community Collaboration

The goal of this project is to realize an enduring legacy artwork to be created by a collaborative community of CAMH and Workman Arts artists that will be enjoyed by the multi-generational clientele and their families for whom the space is being purposed.

So mark your calendars – March 6, 7, or 8 – and drop by the Queen Street mall anytime between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. Bring a friend, bring clients and family members, invite our community.


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