An earlier post showed some of the exciting work produced by the Thursday evening mosaic class in Chorlton that we photographed for the Topps Tiles annual Achievement in Mosaic Award. It was only the tip of the iceberg, though. Here are a few more images of the group’s wonderful work for your viewing delight!!
The Workshop programme will soon be starting so now is the time to choose and get your name on the list for one of the exciting days ahead:
- May 19th/20th MOSAIC MASTERPIECES at Norton Priory
- May 26th MOSAIC GARDEN STEPPING STONES at Hulme Community Garden Centre
- June 9th POTTY MOSAICS FOR PLANTS at Hulme Community Garden Centre
- June 23rd/24th MOSAIC MASTERPIECES at Norton Priory
- June/July MOSAIC TABLES at Chorlton Central Church
- July 14th/15th INSPIRED BY OUR ANCESTORS at Victoria Baths
GARDEN STEPPING STONES, May 26th
MOSAIC MASTERPIECES, May 19th/20th & June 23rd/24th
You’ll get to make an outdoor mosaic wall panel similar to this one:
POTTY MOSAICS FOR PLANTS, June 9th
You’ll get to make a mosaic plant pot, possibly like this one:
February Half Term saw the installation of our project “Story Telling Stepping Stones” along the nursery path adjacent to playground 2 and the playing fields at Chorlton Church of England Primary School.
The whole school was involved in the project, helping to devise ideas during the “Novel Ideas” workshop, as part of the literacy themed Super Learning Day. We wanted to make a game in the path that could be used to create stories with so children from all year groups dreamed up a series of characters, locations and significant objects and produced images of them in collage mosaic.
Later, during workshops with Year 3 who had been learning about the ancient mosaics of The Romans, 15 images were settled on to be depicted in permanent mosaic for the path. The class worked in pairs to produce the images using Cinca frost resistant ceramic tile pieces on templates. With help from small team of dedicated parent volunteers, the class enjoyed brandishing trowels and setting their mosaic designs into concrete stepping stones. They worked very carefully, paying close attention to the demonstrations and instructions given and picking up some great skills in the process.
The stepping stones were left in the school basement to fully cure until a date for installation was arranged in the half term holiday. Don’t they look fantastic? The Year 3 class is very proud of their colourful contribution to the school’s lively and varied outdoor environment and are happy in the knowledge that this will be a lasting legacy of their time at Chorlton C E Primary.
More recently, I have been working with children at Brookacre Community Primary School in Warrington to produce a mosaic mural for the outside of the school building. Here, too, Year 3 took the lead – they designed the 2 metre high x 1.5 metre wide panel with me and then the rest of the school came out to in groups to work on the mosaic. The weather was so good, we did the whole job outdoors – in March!!