This online course explores the use of mixed media mosaic as a means of personal storytelling and self expression. Students will first learn about the fluid vibrant medium of alcohol inks. Then there will be introductions into multiple techniques and how they are used to create textures and colorful backgrounds on a variety of surfaces. Next students will learn how to collage with personal writing, painted papers, photos and other materials onto an abstract background. Finally students will learn how to break and incorporate tempered glass (crash glass) into their mixed media mosaic design. Throughout this creative process students are encouraged to reflect on past experiences (both positive and negative), sources of inner strength and infuse their art with emotion.
This online course is broken up into 3 segments with many sections in each one. Meagan does an incredible job clearly and thoroughly walking students through each of the sections to allow each step to be accomplished before moving on to the next. There is a very detailed PDF with all the tools, materials and resources Meagan uses in this course. Once these techniques are mastered there is a variety of directions students can create with their own mixed media mosaic process.
Meagan Corrado is a mixed media mosaic artist who works in alcohol ink, collage, and tempered glass.She creates layered artwork to express inner emotions, personal experiences, and elements of her life narrative. Her work has been featured in juried art shows sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Philadelphia’s City Hall, Trenton Artworks, Wheaton Arts, and the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.She exhibited her mixed media pieces in two solo art shows, “Reflections in Glass” at the University of Pennsylvania and “Ink and Glass, Trauma and Strength” at Jefferson University. Corrado served as the President of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia from 2017 to 2018.She is a Doctor of Social Work, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and the creator of the Storiez Trauma Narrative intervention.She not only creates mixed media mosaics as an expressive tool to tell her story, but she also uses the creative arts to support trauma survivors in healing from their own experiences.