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MOSAIC Student Artists with Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Juan Carlos Escobedo

Summer Session with Gemini Ink

In this special collaboration with Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center, students will work with writer Mandy Lynn to develop and expand their visual literacy and storytelling skills by exploring the elements of art and principle of design through the creation and publication of a zine. In this development, students will learn to express their thoughts and ideas creatively by exploring the intersections of visual and literary arts. Artworks will be prepared for analysis and exhibition at the Novel Ideas Zine Festival and in the MOSAIC student gallery.

Workshop Schedule
July 3–20, 2024
(no class July 5th, rescheduled for July 18th)
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
11 am – 2 pm each day

Workshops will be held at the Contemporary’s Education Space
116 Blue Star

Novel Ideas: August 2, 2024
Final Celebration and student reading at Novel Ideas, day 2: August 3

+ Apply by June 26, 2024. 

For more information contact MOSAIC Coordinator Aminah Parham at or (210) 960-6406.

About Mandy Lynn
Mandy Lynn is a writer, educator, theater artist, open mic hostess and mom. She’s represented San Antonio in national poetry competition with 5 PuroSlamteams (2018-2022), Palabra Poetry Slam Team and BX3 in 2024. She sings backup vocals for The Guillotinas. She is also the Public Class Coordinator for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center, bringing accessible creative writing classes to the community.

Mandy Lynn

MOSAIC Student Artist Program

The Contemporary at Blue Star’s MOSAIC Student Artist Program is open to high school students who are interested in developing their professional artistic skills and careers in the arts. The after-school program is a combination of studio practice and exposure to the business side of art and arts administration. An extension of the Contemporary’s educational programs, we are committed to giving MOSAIC students free access to quality arts education, encouraging high standards of achievement, and fostering excellence and leadership.

MOSAIC Visiting Artists mentor students in a diverse range of art mediums in an intensive, independent study format. The MOSAIC Student Art Gallery features student exhibitions, drawing hundreds of visitors and adds to San Antonio’s vibrant and rich visual culture. Students participate in the Contemporary’s programs and have access to visiting artists.

100% of MOSAIC’s students have graduated high school and our concentration on college readiness prepares them for careers in the arts, sharing in San Antonio’s cultural economy and continuing the Contemporary’s mission to inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through contemporary art.

MOSAIC Student Artists with Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Juan Carlos Escobedo