I am very excited to be leading a large community mosaic with Edna Brewer Middle School students in Oakland this month! We will be making 14-16 large glass mosaic panels, each depicting a native California flower. 6th-8th grade art students will learn how to work with glass, use glass tools and create the mosaics in the classroom on mesh (a total of 130+ square feet!). Then we will install the panels in the school's inner courtyard with parent and teacher volunteers. It's going to be a fast paced and fun time!
This project is part of a collaborative effort at Edna Brewer that integrates lessons in science, math, ecology, hands-on skill development, visual arts, design, landscaping, and campus beautification. I am so grateful to be a part of this movement. This is the second year I am creating mosaics with the students. Last year we made an incredible Panther sculpture! Be sure to check out the pictures.
If you are interested in volunteering with this project, please contact me via email. There is limited space available.
Work with Students in the Classroom 8:30 - 2:45 each day
Monday, October 21
Thursday, October 24
Monday, October 28
Thursday, October 31 (tentative)
Installation 10:00 - 5:00 each day
Friday-Sunday, November 8 - 10
Project spearheaded by artist Kathy DeRosas, funded by the school PTSA. A special thanks to lead teacher on the project Jeri Schnieder for all her great help!