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.
Thanks to all who dropped by! We had almost 50 visitors.
Power Plants! Fueled by the Sun, plants feed the world (well, most of it). 35′ of mosaic wonders .
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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!
Ithaca College Community Plunge students had a hands on experience with tiling and grouting.
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.
The Osprey and the Newt emerge beneath the sun.
The Tree begins to take shape.
One fox a pouncing!