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Glass, Tile, and Painted Mosaic Project

“The Ecology of Trees” is a floor-to-ceiling mural made with glass, tile, and paint by 85  students at Greenfield Elementary School, as well as teachers, volunteers, and parents. The mural was unveiled on May 14.

Coordinated by one of the parents, Angelique Moon wrote the grant and brought in mural artist David Fichter for a ten-day residency. This was his first time working with younger students, in this case, kindergartners and first graders. Parents and teachers stood on ladders to paint the top, while younger students painted the bottom.

The school’s art teacher, Carole Storro, was very supportive throughout the scope of this project. Storro works at seven other schools in the district and was recently nominated as “Teacher of the Year” for the ConVal School District.

The students’ mosaic finalized their year-long studies on the theme “Reverence of Place.” Students also made a PowerPoint presentation to show how it all came together. 

This project was made possible by an Artists Residency in Schools for Arts Learning Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Close-up views of the left-side panel on “The Ecology of Trees”

A close-up view of the tile mosaic

“The Ecology of Trees” mosaic was completed by students, teachers, volunteers, and parents

“The Ecology of Trees” entire left-side panel made from glass, tile, and paint

Close-up views of “The Ecology of Trees” mosaic

An incredible close-up of a snail created from tile mosaic

View of the right side of “The Ecology of Trees”

View of the right side of “The Ecology of Trees”

A floor-to-ceiling view of the mosaic students worked on at Greenfield Elementary School, while studying the theme “Reverence of Place”

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