Thursday, July 28, 2016

Camdens Pride garden mosaic


I had the opportunity to work with Science teacher Ms Mazzarella at the Camden's Pride Charter School in Camden NJ.  "Mazz" and I worked with her 4th grade class to create mosaic poles that depict fuits, flowers and insects in the beautiful new garden. This was a 10 day residency through Appel Farm Music and Arts. Here is a photo of the poles which still need to be completely grouted. Just waiting for some cooler weather!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Almost Complete


The map mural at Bradley Beach is almost complete. All that is needed is a little bit of Monmouth County and some tile around Newark. All of the students names will be placed in the "dent' at Trenton ( which is PA!) Once the gluing is complete, the mural will be grouted. Looking forward to the dedication and the students reaction to seeing the completed mural. Had a fantastic experience working with art teacher Jennifer DiZefalo and the 4th grade class.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Installation


Today I started gluing the ceramic pieces to the wall. So excited to finally start to see the mural take shape in full scale.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Creating the clay symbols



Fourth Grade students at Bradley Beach Elementary work at making the clay symbols that will be used in their mural.








Creating the Design


Students work in groups to create a design for the mural that will feature all the NJ state symbols.

Bradley Beach Elementary Mural

I am very fortunate to have another A.I.E.residency at Bradley Beach Elementary. This year, art teacher Jennifer DiZefalo and the fourth grade students are creating a mosaic with the theme of the NJ state symbols. Students worked in groups to come up with a design. The groups all had a map as part of their design, so I  created a map of the regions of NJ and inset all the symbols into the map. The space for the mural is rectangular, so I decided to show only a section of the map. This section does feature all regions of NJ, Outer Coastal Plain, Inner Coastal Plain, Piedmont and Highlands, with the exception of the top most Valley and Ridge region.This mural is a cross curricular project with fourth grade Social Studies. Jennifer wanted to create a mural that could be used as a teaching tool for the fourth grade curriculum, as well as create a lasting work of art in the school. Here is my paper mosaic "plan"