Joanna works with many schools every year on a variety of small and large projects.
View the Dewfallmosaic 2016 Schools Leaflet
A school mosaic workshop can result in individual coasters inspired by curriculum themes such as Romans or Mini-Beasts or a team project to produce a welcoming mosaic mural in celebration of school values or, for example, to commemorate an event.
Mosaic Coaster Workshops
Above: Roman inspired coasters by Yr 4.
Joanna can work with 2 classes in one day with each pupil learning how to cut and manipulate mosaic tiles in a safe way to produce their own mosaic coaster to keep.
An opportunity for team collaboration throughout the whole school community from the design stage through to the completion of the mural. Different age groups can be involved in a variety of ways from detailed cutting work to placing a few tiles on a simple border. Parents/volunteers can also be involved and learn new skills along the way. Joanna uses materials and techniques to ensure that exterior mosaic panels are completely weatherproof and extremely durable with little or no maintenance required for many years. Each mosaic project is unique and Joanna will give a bespoke quote once certain variables have been discussed:
- Interior or Exterior site
- Numbers and ages of pupils to be involved
- Levels of participation
- Levels of adult support available
Joanna amalgamates pupils’ drawings into one design to fulfil the schools’ brief. Joanna can also visit school for a design workshop with the pupils for a half day fee plus travel if required.
Joanna works with small groups of pupils on the detail of the mural with one or more adults from the school community giving support. This ensures a safe working environment and a high standard of detail. Participants have often remarked on the calm and focussed atmosphere during a mosaic workshop.