WORKSHOP AUGUST 18-20
Join us in August for a 3-day workshop that will give you an introduction to the process and techniques we have used at the 1st Street Mosaic Project since 2014. The weekend will include a hands-on installation experience for all participants. We are limiting the participant number to 4-6 adults over the age of 18, no experience needed. We hope to attract a range of interests. Discussions will cover the planning process, fundraising options, ways to engage different parts of your community, and our variation on the design and installation techniques developed at Philadelphia’s Magic Garden. Specifically, we have adapted Isaiah Zagar’s approach to a more collaborative process. Fee: $350 per person. To get more information, please fill in the form below expressing your interest in coming and include any questions you might have.
Congrats Community! The Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County awarded the 1st St. Mosaic Project an arts education grant to help fund our 2017 IthAquatica themed work. The amount of the grant is less than 10% of our annual budget, but it is big in terms of the community endorsement of our on-going efforts. Every bit helps! If you’d like to show your support in the form of a donation, it is completely tax deductible! Thanks for making a difference.
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On August 22 and 23, we worked with ~ 20 people each day to install the 35′ Power Plants section of the 1st Street Mosaic.
THANKS To All!
Blobs are concrete collages decorated with tiles and broken pottery. Ours ranged from a leaf for Carla’s red newt (below) to a ground for Annemarie’s bee hive. Corbit used blobs for leaves and flowers on her milkweed plant. Leslie and Wes stuck to custom tilemaking. All these went up on the wall in a thunderstorm on August 22nd. Sigh. But we made it.
GREAT DAY at the Treman Center! Six hours of brainstorming and drawing. A hundred student illustrations and lots of ideas. 50 tiles to inspire us. Good food and company and lots of talking and sketching and kibitzing. It was all worth it. Here are shots midway through the process.
Thanks to the Community Arts Partnership for the support of this workshop.
We all have it in us to be creative. On April 12 more than 50 tile makers, old and young, joined Annemarie at the Sciencenter in Ithaca to try their hand at creating tiles for the mural.This workshop was funded through a 2014 Neighborhood Celebrations Grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Bureau.
Shoshona Perry provided the inspiration for the designs: native edible plants.
Support Us Now! through the New York Foundation for the Arts Artspire fiscal sponsorship program. All your gifts of materials and funds are now tax deductible.
And BRING US YOUR UNUSED TILES ON MAY 10, 2014 at our workshop on the 600 block of 1st Street across from the Sciencenter.