Humans have been making mosaics for over 4,000 years. The earliest known example of using colored glass occurred in Mesopotamia. The first glazed tiles (which we still use today) date from around 3,500 years ago. Mosaic is the art of taking broken pieces—tiles, glass, mirror—and designing them into a beautiful image. In many ways, it is the same process of creating human community: from our shared brokenness, beauty and strength arise.
Our open mosaic studio is a place where people of all artistic skill levels advance in the skill of making beautiful art together. Children, youth, adults and seniors are led by professional artists through a series of skills, while creating beautiful art for the community. We have worked with over thirty groups throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Contact us for current projects.
No experience necessary. Free.
Come play with color and tile. We will create garden plaques, stakes, decorate benches and make signs for the neighborhood and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. You may even make a special butterfly or bumblebee to take home to decorate your own house or garden.