Heads and Tails

Another mosaic weekend, more faces looking out at you from Panel Five. “The Feeding of the 5000” at University Presbyterian Church is still taking shape.

Shake it up, baby! Twist and shout!

Shake it up, baby! Twist and shout!

After cutting tile, we shake the pieces (called tesserae) in a jar of detergent water to knock off all the sharp edges.

Nippers!

Nippers!

These are wheeled nippers, good for glass and ceramic tile.

Shape that sitting boy.

Shape that sitting boy.

The figures are drawn onto the the panel, but the workers make the shading, light-to-dark, that makes the figures come to life. If you don’t already know the basics of drawing, you learn quickly on this project. Little kids, adults, doesn’t matter. Everyone can do this.

Nipping tile.

Nipping tile.

6 pictures of the same thing is enough already!

6 pictures of the same thing is enough already!

A whole line-up on Saturday.

A whole line-up on Saturday.

The room.

The room.

Almost can't see the panel for the tools and supplies.

Almost can’t see the panel for the tools and supplies.

Up-close-and-personal with a face.

Up-close-and-personal with a face.

Jeans.

Jeans.

Running girl.

Running girl.

Emmett the dog.

Emmett the dog.

The boy has a face!

The boy has a face!

Ground happening- grass and shadows.

Ground happening- grass and shadows.

We have two weekends of mosaic-making scheduled in July.

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