Splash Summer 2007

Splash 2007 - Working on mosaics 3A group of 25 children aged from 8-12 worked along-side artist Martin Parouty over a week long period to build a series of pebble mosaics on a water theme.

The mosaics form the basis of a water feature that was built in the out-door play area of St Albans.

The chidren completed three pieces of work during the course of the project. They began by designing a small border piece, which they then mocked-up in sand before finally committing their work to concrete. They used a mixture of polished river-pebbles, slate, glass beads and glass sea-beans to produce their work.

After this warm-up, they repeated the pattern of design and mock-up before beginning their central piece of work for the project: the fish design, to be incorporated in the water feature.

Their final piece would be theirs to take home and keep. Some children brought materials from home to incorporate into their designs, which ranged from love hearts to spiders.

Everyone involved enjoyed themselves and are all looking forward to seeing their finished work decorating the water feature.

The project was developed by the group Spot On and funded by the Local Network Fund.