Sunday, September 2, 2012

Rotorua schools, it's time to think about making mosaic murals to brighten up your buildings.

I love making mosaic murals with schools.
I am available to travel to schools in the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato.
I have travelled as far as  Te Kuiti and as close as just down to the end of my street.
 Have a look at these shots from Kaitoa Middle School.
 Girls from Expressives listening to me talk about  community mosaics
                                      Lovely teacher  who designed the mosaic with the help of her girls.
                                        She organised the funding as well.
                                       A very pleasant, enthusiastic  person to deal with.
                                  Right from the beginning she was onto it, efficient and reliable.
She would be an asset to any school as she really is dedicated, creative and  loves to go the extra mile for her pupils.

 Very helpful group of workers.

 We had a lot of fun doing the mosaic and one of the girls wrote me a beautiful poem out of  the blue, it was really special.It still makes me smile to think of that.

 I love teaching people of all ages to be creative but especially young people and children
The moments we have together are really precious
The kids you teach never seem to forget you when you run into  them in the street  because you are associatated with a great, hands on activity.

 These symbols are all the things that are reflective of being expressive about your community

 The caretaker did a great job of framing and erecting the mosaics.  .

 The mosaic murals at kaitoa Middle school  will be there for a long time and pupils can always remember what part they helped to make.

Here are shots of the grouting process and the display of it prior to going up on the school wall. .

   Finished mosaic being held up by willing workers at Kaitoa Middle School. The pupils I taught were  really incredibly friendly. They took me into their classroom and treated me like one of their whanau
It was very humbling. They were also appreciative of the effort I put in to help them achieve the mosaics.

Making mosaics takes quite a lot of effort and relies on them focusing . The expressives were very hands on and very efficient.

 Mosaics always come into their own after being grouted.

 I would like to return to the school and make some more some day.
Who knows, it may happen. It petty much depends on the funding or fundrtaisoing by the schools. 

  Funding for the project was obtained through the Civic Arts Trust.

Phone or email me if you are interested in doing a project. 07 3463435  or
You may qualify for help for it through arts funding. 

Creative Qurtes of the day
As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature.
-- Emily Greene Balch 

 "There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities."
Norman Vincent Peale

No comments: