Building Community Through the Art of Mosaic
One of the greatest joys in my life is to be able to share what I do with others. As a visiting artist I feel very lucky to be able to spend time building community with various organizations to make their visions come to life as mosaics. Being a teaching artist on the roster for the NH State Council on the Arts for Arts in Education gave me so many wonderful opportunites to support art in schools.
From the initial meeting to decide on the actual project and artwork, to the excited expressions on the participants faces the first day they see all the materials set out for them, to helping them place the tesserae (mosaic pieces) and seeing the images beginning to appear, people are forming important connections with art making. When we work together in a cooperative way and build something we all have a part in, there is a lot of pride in seeing what we can accomplish. We learn to do something lasting and meaningful for everyone. Please contact me for information. The video at the bottom of this page is an example of a school residency project start to finish.
Mount Kearsarge Elementary School, West Lebanon, NH Grades K-4 Mosaic Project
A Community Mosaic Project is a mosaic that any group of people work on together. I facilitate these mosaics for any club, organization or business. This is a great way to introduce community building to any group of people of any age or ability.
There are many ways to make mosaics. Some of the possibilities include semi-permanent mosaic panels built on substrates that can be attached to a wall and permanent mosaics attached directly to a wall. Mosaics can be made for interior or exterior placement. I’m happy to come to you and discuss possibilities. Please refer to the Contact Kast Hill Studio tab for my information. If you’d like to see more photos of my residencies or Community Mosaic Projects, click on my Facebook Kast Hill Studio page link to the right and click on Photos. Thank you!
A Community Project created as a tribute a wonderful long time library patron and supporter.
(Below) Hopkinton, NH Schools Mosaic Project Video