Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A.I.E residency at Broad St. School Bridgeton NJ

This year I am so happy to be able to work with 2 schools who received the NJ Artists in Education Grant. Broad St School in Bridgeton NJ will be creating a mosaic that will be displayed on the front of the school building! All who enter for many years to come will see the work of a group of 2nd and 3rd graders. The theme of the mosaic is "Community". We will be creating two mosaic community maps. One actual map of the area, and one of the cultural assets.  Here are a few pictures of the residency so far, including a photo of the front of the school building. The mosaic will be installed to either side of the front steps on the cinderblock wall.

Mural will be located behind the planters which will be moved.

Working on community elements

Paper collage of the mosaic map. The Cohansey River divides the city.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Wellness Center mosaic at Harry O Eisenberg School.

This winter I am fortunate to have mosaic projects in 4 different schools! The students at Eisenberg School in New Castle Delaware are creating a mosaic for the entrance to the new Wellness Center. The Wellness Center will be located right within the school and will be open to the community. Here are a few photos of our work together so far.

What are some healthy activities?

Stay active!

How can we create a welcoming sign?

Get regular checkups.

Students working in groups

Brainstorming ideas

Adding finishing touches

Happy New Year 2018

I spent my Christmas break learning a new origami model. It is a snowflake designed by Dennis Walker. It’s starts with a hexagon. Once I figured out how to make it I did not want to stop!