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Spend a Sunday afternoon at my comfortable studio in artistic self reflection and then apply paper mosaic to complete a unique self portrait.
The concept can be realistic or abstract but should reflect your self image. If you want to work realistically, bring a 8x10" paper copy of a photograph of yourself to work from or abstract your portrait with symbols of your SELF. This is an intriguing and fun project!
Students will be provided with board to work on, glue, magazines and papers to use as mosaic material and cut mats to give their self portraits a finished look. Feel free to bring any personal papers, magazines, photos or small objects to include in your self portrait. Keep in mind they will be torn up so make copies if you want to retain your photos. If you really, really want to do a portrait of someone else...thats fine too.
Francine Gourguechon is no stranger to working in the arts, but has found her real passion in mosaics over the last 15 years. She designs and installs mosaic art professionally in private homes, commercial and public spaces. She holds a fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and enjoys helping people work with their hands to express their inner souls through the creation of beautiful mosaic artworks.