Saturday, February 20, 2010

Back at Laurel Highlands School

After so much snow, and many days missing school, we are back to our mosaics. The students are progressing so well and it is amazing to see scrap glass made into such beautiful art. I have been working on getting photos of the finished pieces so that no student work will be missed on the blog.

In the course of our work, we have custom made colored grout to make each piece a real work of art. The grouting is messy work and requires lots of clean up and effort. The overall effect of the finished pieces is a profusion of color to dazzle the eyes.

In some of more advanced classes we are incorporating our own clay sculpture along with the mosaic approach. I have even had time to create my own piece that will remain at the school. My piece is an interpretation of a Franz Marc work from the Expressionist era of the early 1900's.

The varied work of the students will be on display in a great exhibit in March. Not only will this work be on display but we could even have some of our metal sculpture works ready to show as well. It is exciting and wonderful to be part of this process at Laurel Highlands....despite our time off with the snow!

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