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Littles Use Big Creativity in Mosaics

by Jeannette Brossart on July 1, 2012

in Featured Teacher, Little Middle Folk School

Gluing One Piece at a Time

I always love time spent at John C Campbell Folk School, whether I’m teaching or taking a class, the experience is always wonderful. But the Little Middle week holds a special place in my heart. It’s the week each summer that the Folk School is given over to our youngest creative friends, kids ages 7-17.

Mosaic Making is FUN!

Using the Nippers to Make the Piece Fit Just Right

I’ve taught the “Littles” mosaics in the Festival Barn for three years now, and enjoy every minute of it. One of the most amazing things about this week is that in general, kids don’t know that they CAN’T do something, so with a little guidance, and access to materials, they embrace all the new methods and materials with unbelievable energy and excitement, and just create.

Collaborative Group Mosaic Project: “The Wave & the Moon”

Important behind-the-scenes preparation that goes into a successful week with children, both on the part of the instructors and wonderful Folk School staff, but it’s plain to see on Thursday’s performance day and Friday’s Finale Exhibit why this week is so special. Thank you JCCFS for continuing this summer tradition of sharing and creating with our young people, and thank you kids for making the week so incredible!

Checking Out All the Beautiful Mosaic Tiles

Visit Jeannette Brossart’s website, Mother Nature Mosaics, to see her incredible Mosaic Work.

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Jeannette July 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Mary Ann– I can’t wait to see photos of your seahorses.. please email me when you can! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on the children’s mosaics… It’s just really fun to share mosaics with everyone! :) I’ll be teaching a mini mosaic mural class next July 2013, where we’ll be creating a large collaborative piece for the Folk School. Might be good if you’re still thinking about working on larger size mosaics… planning, designing, fabricating…

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Mary Ann Hamilton from former class July 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

The children’s mosaic are great. You do such a good job of teaching us all.
I have mostly finished the 3 seahorses I said I wanted to do. I told my husband so many times I wished you were here to guide me that he said he was going to make a sign and put”What would Jeanette do?” for me to look at.
You did give me confidence in our class and I do appreciate you.
Mary Ann Hamilton

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