river school community mosaic installed and complete.

Completed River School community mosaic

Artists comment: Thanks to great vision from the School principal & art teacher an idea was conceived to cover a rather ugly concrete wall with a very large mosaic to be constructed by students and the school community over the course of a full school year. The River School community mosaic was underway!

All students from year 3-6 were given the opportunity to contribute to the design and then construction of this major project.

The pictures below tell the story better than words can Рthis is a great example of what can be created through cooperation and persistence. In the future many of these students will be showing this work to their own kids!

river school community mosaic starting design

This is the design we started work with

river school community mosaic blank-canvas

This was our “blank canvas” so to speak.

river school community mosaic large pieces laid out on the floor

Three of six large pieces laid out on my lounger floor – ready to lay tiles on!

river school community mosaic students working

Pieces set up in art room – students hard at work

river school community mosaic students at work

Another shot of students at work

river school community mosaic students at work

These sections were large! Took a great deal of patience & cooperation from the students

river school community mosaic pieces laid ready for installation

3 large sections completed ready for cutting down & installing

river school community mosaic

Installation day – plenty of helpers

river school community mosaic action shot

This pic gives a good idea of the size of the project

river school community mosaic complete

Complete!

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