Story poems are created by using a theme or short story from a person's life, with emphasis on self-expression and personal history. The poems can be printed on to watercolor paper that has been previously painted, making this a multi-diciplinary arts project that is fun for everyone.
Making masks is a fun and meaningful activity. Susan specializes in creating many different types of masks to be hung on the wall using mosaics, plaster wrap or other materials.
This project entails making a person look "iconic" through collage techniques. Using the photo above as an example, this photograph of an opera singer was copied and stained to create an old and faded look. Then, a paper background was created using notes on paper for a musical theme. The photo was then adhered to the background and the rest of the collage items were salvaged from her "junk" drawers, old clothes & hats, etc. to make this beautiful portrait that tells the story of this opera singer.
Below is another example of two WWII Sailors getting & giving tattoos, with a story about battleships in the background.
Drawing to Relax
A Drawing to Relax Class includes instructions on how to make Zentangles, Mandalas, Coloring in Adult Coloring Books, Gesture Art and more.
Life Path Poster
A Life Path Poster maps out the path of one's life, recording the most important parts of one's life in sequential time, on a road map. This project includes personal history, designing, drawing, and writing, making it a fun and important project for all.
This mural is designed by a group of people, who will create the theme and scene. The background is painted first. Then, the mural is made by using pre-drawn and cut-out pieces to be colored, placed and glued in the mural design by participants.
Contact Susan Rosano, MA,
Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator
about these programs and more!
Community Mosaic Mural
Murals can be created with facilitation by Susan. If your group would like to embark of the fun, community oriented project of mural creation, please contact Susan at 860-301-9033.
Hat Decorating & Tea Party
Tea Parties are always fun for Ladies & Gentlemen. Wear your favorite dress up clothes and hats or have a "tea" with the craft of decorating your own hats!
Senior Arts Programs
Drawing to Relax
Dance & Movement Groups
Personal History Projects
Life Path Posters
SUSAN ROSANO, MA
MASTER TEACHING ARTIST
New England Expressive Arts
Wonder. Learn. Grow.