Theme- to reflect the environment and that year in a pebble art mosaic for community gardens
Theme - to promote healthy eating/ life style in school
Theme - to highlight the activities and location of the local leisure centre
Theme - to create a sculture and floor mosaic for a new walk way area
Theme - to create a mosaic book to give meaning to a sacred well
Mosaic projects can be utilised to create deeper layers of learning through the umbrella of arts and education.
The projects I run for secondary education are often supported by local councils, heritage or other art/community funds. These funds enable collaborative partnerships to help facilitate the placing of ‘made mosaic artworks’ into community spaces.
This allows for a highly structured project that provides a series of learning and making workshops, that are designed to enable pupils to understand all the stages involved in creating art for school or the public domain. These include constructing questionnaires, considering the design brief, discussions, in depth designing, materials and costings, as well as practical application of mosaic materials and skill learning.
These projects are fantastic ways for pupils who are more practically minded, to excel, push those who are artistically creative. Gaining confidence, self pride and achievement to all.
The projects are mindful in all respects of abilities and provide a healthy academic / Well-Being balance.
I have being designing, directing and facilitating projects for secondary schools in collaboration with external funding bodies for over 20 years. I believe these opportunities are worth the extra commitment from teachers, as the results are always superb on so many levels of education. The process, journey, outcomes and rewards are a wonderful experience for all.