International artist Sara Foust has been directing mural projects for 25 years, working collaboratively with groups in a range of settings, from schools to nursing homes to prisons. She uses a structured mural process that is focused on collaboration and authentic participation from each individual in the group. In this webinar, Sara describes the pedagogy underpinning this process, and the basic project structure and works through some of the benefits and challenges of mural painting. There will be a 45-minute presentation and approximately 15 minutes for questions at the end.
Presenter Sara Foust (BA Visual Art, Brown University USA, 1992)
International artist Sara Foust was trained in Fine Art in the USA at Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, where she received her BA in Visual Art in 1992. In San Francisco CA, Sara trained with famed muralist Susan Cervantes and became an award-winning muralist in her own right. Working with schools and community groups, and with residencies at San Quentin Prison and the Discovery Museum, Sara created over 70 murals in the San Francisco Bay Area. In over 20 years based in Co. Clare, Sara has created several multimedia art projects working with various groups, most notably intergenerational oral history projects. She has also created murals with ten local National Schools, and has led intergenerational art projects at several secondary schools in Clare. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Clare County Council, HSE, RRD/Leader, Cluid Housing, and many private clients. Sara paints and sells her work from her own private studio gallery in Ennistymon, Co Clare
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