This is very cool. Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts is sponsoring an opportunity for volunteers to learn how to create mosaic murals by working with Jose’ Antonio Aguirre, who is creating a new public mural at a middle school in the city. Below is the release from Armory.
Learn the Ancient Art of Mosaic Murals with Master Artist José Antonio Aguirre
Weekdays (11am-6pm), Saturdays (10am-4pm) through June 1st
Washington Middle School, 1505 N Marengo Avenue, Pasadena 91103 | MAP
Volunteer Contact: Johanna Campos (email@example.com or (626) 792-5101 x143)
Learn by doing… and do something positive for kids in the community, too! Between now and June 1st, the Armory Center for the Arts invites aspiring mosaic artists of all ages to learn the timeless art of mosaic mural making — for free!Master artist José Antonio Aguirre is seeking volunteer apprentices to help realize a new public mural at Washington Middle School — designed in collaboration with students participating in the Armory’s on-going art programs at the school.IMPORTANT: Volunteers must sign up with Johanna Campos (firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 792-5101 x143). Absolutely no walk-ins, please.About the ArtistJosé Antonio Aguirre earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a studio artist, he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. As a public artist, he has executed nearly 30 works in California, Illinois, Texas, and Mexico City. Throughout his art career, he has been active as an installation artist, visual arts educator and cultural journalist for Spanish publications in Chicago, Los Angeles, Texas, and Mexico. Above: Detail of Our Legacy: Forever Presente… by José Antonio Aguirre (2004) — an enormous mosaic mural at East Los Angeles Public Library. Image courtesy of Los Angeles County Arts Commission.