Projects involving Schools and Communities
Of all the different fields of creative endeavour that old and young can participate in collectively, mosaic making must rank among the most ideal. The rich complexity of a mosaic needs the many hands that a group can provide; it provides an outlet and a chance to shine for the talented, and absorbs with great forgiveness the work of the less adept. Pride in having contributed to the whole merges with satisfaction with the participant’s own individual areas of work. In schools, the manual and visual skills used often bring to the fore children who do not excel in other areas of school work. One of the aspects the people seem to enjoy most is having made something permanent, an achievement that stands for all to see.