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MOSAIC Student Artist Program

About MOSAIC

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.

Join MOSAIC

The Contemporary is currently recruiting students to participate in the MOSAIC Student Artist Program. This program is free and open to high school students upon successful application and portfolio review. In-person and virtual options are available.

To apply, download the application.

For more information contact MOSAIC Coordinator Aminah Parham: aminah@contemporarysa.org.

Winter 2022 

Visiting artist: Angelica Sanchez

Lead by artist, Angelica Sanchez, students will explore the history of Style Writing and experiment with the methodology of bubble and graffiti lettering to create an individual work of art expressing their culture and identity. Student Artists will also engage in the process of planning and executing a mural to create an installation for the Contemporary at Blue Star’s Art Learning Lab.

Session Schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 10 | 11 am – 2 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 5:30–8:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 17 | 11 am – 2 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 3 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Saturday. Jan. 7 | 11 am –2 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 10 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Friday, Jan. 14 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 21 | 11 am –2 pm

 

About Angelica Sanchez

Angelica Sanchez is a Puerto Rican muralist who freely expresses her inner thoughts, feelings, emotions, and intentions through a variety of media. She studied at La Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated from St. Philips College with an Associates in Digital Art and Media. Angelica pushes the bounds of the impermanence of art and connects with the viewer through the fleeting moments of life. She’s been creating murals and art installations throughout Texas and Puerto Rico for over 15 years. She’s participated in and hosted several international graffiti and street art events including the Meeting of Styles in Houston, TX; Risk It All Paint Jam; and CUP (Content Under Pressure) Vol. 1 & 2 in San Antonio, Texas. Angelica is also a visual arts instructor for SAISD. She dedicates time facilitating summer camps in San Antonio focused on graffiti and street art. To learn more about Angelica Sanchez, please visit Get Creative San Antonio.