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Carien Quiroga

  • Category:
    • Visual

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • Mosaic Art Residency


      Join South-African born multimedia artist Carien Quiroga on a collaborative and empowering journey while learning about the Artist’s cultural heritage, artistic work, and the art of mosaic-making. The Artist will work with the school to design and plan the residency around a specific theme or concept and address any needs the school community may have. Mosaic artworks are suitable for indoor or outdoor installation and can include mosaic murals, stepping stones, or translucent glass mosaic art and may include traditional glass and ceramic mosaic, recycled materials, fused glass, or embossed metal. The collaborative process involves participants in all aspects of the project, from design to construction and presentation. Students learn and master mosaic techniques through a scaffolded process, practicing problem-solving, teamwork, and decision-making skills while leaving a visual legacy behind that both that both beautifies and educates the school community. During the 6-day residency, participants create individual mosaic elements that are incorporated into the collaborative artwork, allowing students to develop a sense of ownership, as well as an understanding of the collaborative art-making process. The structured residency is fully inclusive and adaptable to any grade or ability level, aiming for student success and empowerment.

      MSAC Teaching Artist Roster: AiE funds available
      Grade Levels: preK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM, World Languages, Character/SEL, Green

      This program can be completed virtually:

  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    PO Box 11242 Takoma Park, MD 20913

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