Be part of a group of international mosaic artists participating in global outreach and voluntourism on this unique trip, which will combine community mosaic mural making, sightseeing in one of Haiti’s most beautiful regions and visits to local art centers, schools and beaches.
Participants will contribute to the rebuilding and beautification of Haiti while working alongside Haitian youth artists from Art Creation Foundation For Children (ACFFC) on a community project facilitated by Laurel True.
This hands-on, cross-cultural collaborative process will result in the creation of a public mosaic mural that will become part of a city-wide beautification project being created by Laurel’s students at ACFFC called Mosaique Jacmel.
Jacmel Memorial Mosaic Mural, Congo Beach, Jacmel 2010
Jacmel is known for its laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches and abundance of artists and musicians. The architecture is reminiscent of New Orleans. Jacmeliens are friendly, welcoming and motivated to rebound after the devastating earthquake.
This trip is appropriate for mosaic artists and novice artists alike. Seasoned mosaic artists will benefit from professional development training in community mosaic project facilitation and novice mosaic artists will receive hands-on training, while participating with other community members learning about mosaics.
After our arrival in Port au Prince, we will visit a famous art gallery founded by musician Issa El Saieh, and enjoy lunch at at the historic Hotel Oloffson. We then travel northeast to visit Mirebalais, where Laurel and a team of Haitian mosaic artists have created multiple projects in the new Mirebalais Hospital being built by Parters In Health. We will return to Port au Prince for our first evening together in Haiti.
The following day, we travel southeast to Jacmel. Our days will include working on the mosaic mural, and relaxing in the evenings at a stunning waterfront hotel, Cap Lamondu. Laurel will offer several professional development sessions in the evenings, including a debrief on the day, and deliver clear information on best practices for mosaic creation and project facilitation.
An afternoon will be set aside to relax on one of Jacmel's beautiful beachs, and enjoy tropical juices or rum drinks. Our last evening in Jacmel will include a project dedication and evening of traditional Haitian music.
Tour coordinator Lisa Rueff will lead optional morning yoga classes on the hotel terrace.
Accommodation & Reservation Details
$1,795 based on double occupancy in a fine hotel in Port au Prince and Jacmel, Haitian-English speaking tour guide, lux ground transportation, delicious Haitian meals/day. **Price does not include your US to Haiti airfare.
***Please note that $200 will be tax deductible, and a direct contribution to Art Creation Foundation For Children.
To reserve your space and for more information, please contact Global Adventures Tour Director Lisa Rueff. Leading international yoga and service trips abroad, she looks forward to sharing this rewarding experience in Haiti with you.
Lisa’s Rueff Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mosaic artist and project participant Erin Rogers working with ACFFC youth.
Tap Tap in Port au Prince