My latest project is now complete and I’m excited to share the details!
I was asked to design a mosaic to coincide with Longfellow School’s Author night. This wouldn’t just be any mosaic….but a school wide project that would involve every student and staff member of the Longfellow community! Each square found within my design translated into a square of water-color paper that each individual of the school was asked to paint (We used a combination of water-colors and Tempera depending on the shade needed).
Since author night was hosting Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz (authors of Pedro’s Whale), I designed an image of a whale spouting water in the sea.
Once the design was complete, I helped facilitate in some of the art classes with fellow mom, Gretchen. We grouped the squares by color and shade so each class used the same color palette.
The end-product came out beautifully, looking more like a tapestry or quilt than a mosaic.
This project has given me further interest in community art and a passionate curiosity into the dynamic power of collaboration.