Legal Aid Foundation Los Angeles to engage Community Families in Creation of Mosaics for New Headquarters

Conceptual Diagram of Mandala Mural

Conceptual Diagram of Mandala Mural

Piece by Piece will lead community workshops engaging Legal Aid clients and staff from throughout LAFLA service areas in the design and making of mosaics for the new headquarters building. Our plan invites constituencies of LAFLA satellite offices as well as the community local to the new Headquarters in Pico Union to engage in fun, family-friendly art workshops suited to all ages and abilities. The workshops will provide input on designs for mosaic "Mandalas" to appear in both a large exterior mural and on Garden Pots adorning the building's rooftop garden.

Community "Design A Mandala" Workshops

Design workshops will focus on creating patterns and motifs on paper. Great fun for the entire family! Participants will be led in creating themed elements (such as animals and flowers) using stencils and other tools. Piece by Piece will use these creative works to prepare final designs for mosaics to be installed as a mural. See listing, below, for Workshop dates scheduled near LAFLA office locations East, West, South, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Pico Union.

Community "Mosaic Hands-On" Workshops

The community will also enjoy helping to create mosaics using tile and glass. Led by Piece by Piece instructors and Artisans, workshops offer creative fun for all ages and abilities. Help apply mosaic materials to create stunning community art for the LAFLA Mural and Patio Garden. Mosaics will be adhered to Garden Pots, enriching the patio with beautiful, colorful decor. Check Listing below for Workshop dates local to your community (May/June).

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Workshop: Design A Mandala - LONG BEACH

Location: Museum of Latin American Art MOLAA
628 Alamitos Long Beach CA 90802
This meeting held in conjunction with the regular monthly meeting of the Community Collaborative

Date: Thursday April 21 . 4:00-6:30p

All ages welcome to come and practice Mandala design strategies under the direction of professional Artist-Instructors. The designs you create will inspire the Mandala Designs to be incorporated in the Headquarters Art Plan. Participants also welcome to join Hands-On workshops to be schedule May/June to learn the art of mosaic helping to fabricate mandalas for LAFLA.

Workshop: Design A Mandala - SOUTH

Location: Mercado La Paloma, South Los Angeles

Click for More Details: Saturday April 30 . 10:30-2:30p

All ages welcome to come and practice Mandala design under the direction of professional Artist-Instructors. The motifs you create will inspire the designs for Mandalas we will create for Legal Aid Foundation Headquarters. All welcome to join us again in May/June for mosaic-making activities!

Workshop: Design A Mandala - EAST

Location: East Los Angeles Art Walk

Date: Sunday, May 8 . 2:00-8:00p

All ages welcome to visit the Piece by Piece booth at East Los Angeles Artwalk. Look for us among festivities along 3500 block of First Street Corridor (near Indiana) for a fun Sunday afternoon making Mandala design with our Artisans. Take home the designs you create. We will take a photo for our online gallery, and use your designs as inspiration for the Mosaic Art to be installed at Legal Aid Foundation Headquarters. 

Workshop: Design A Mandala - PICO UNION

Location: Koreatown Youth & Community Center KYCC
680 S. Wilton Place, LA 90005

Date:  Friday May 6 . 4:00-6:00p

Join Youth of Koreatown Youth & Community Center in designing mandalas for LAFLA headquarters. Middle- and High-School youth will join younger students in learning about Mandalas and experimenting with design concepts. Staff of Legal Aid Foundation encouraged to lend a hand! Help create meaningful and beautiful imagery for the new headquarters Garden Patio. For more information:  (323) 963-3372


Workshop: Mosaic Hands-On - HQ

Location: STAR Apartments
240 E. 6th ST. Los Angeles, CA 90014

Date: Wednesday, July 20th. 10:00-2:00p  

Be a part of the art, and help us fabricate the larger mandalas. All ages welcome to come and Make Mandalas under the direction of professional Artist-Instructors.

For more information contact: | (323) 963-3372

Workshop:  Mosaic Hands-On - SOUTH

Location: Mercado La Paloma, South Los Angeles

Date: Saturday, July 23 10:00-1:00p

All ages welcome to help fabricate large-scale mandalas under the direction of professional Artist-Instructors. Participants will be given all the materials and assistance needed to help compose mosaics-on-mesh. Your work will be incorporated into large panels that together compose giant mandalas!  Enjoy family fun and help to create beautiful art of which your family can be proud!