SESSION 4: MOSAIC
JULY 20 - 24
Mosaic arts are well known for their intricate and beautiful patterns formed out of small pieces of colorful tile. This five-day course will teach students how to create their own mosaic masterpieces not just out of tiles, but out of and array of found and recycled objects. The class will take place primarily within Smither Park, Houston’s newest green space designed to highlight the work of over 100 mosaic artists. Students will be adding a permanent section to Smither Park utilizing their own design. The camp is led by Judy Malone-Stein, a ceramic teacher and muralist whose work has been shown throughout Houston.
The Memory wall is a permanent installation in Smither Park where the participants can return to year after year and be a part of the art that makes Houston the most unique city to live in. The project will be teaching mosaic art form as practiced by the master Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. His Basilica is one , if not the, most amazing pieces of mosaic in our time. This is only one of his great acheivements among many that the students will learn about. The Basilica is “functional art” done in mosaic form. The students will create a functional art wall in the park by making mosaic planters in a mural form to use as seasonal planters for a living wall. Here they will learn the scoring, nipping , fitting and grouting of the tiles in flat and three dimensional form. Hopefully, the wall will become a symbol of the learning and growth we all experience in our individual lives as a greater part of the community.
- Open to students age 11-15
- $800 per student
- 9 AM to 5 PM
- Limited to 15 students
- Takes place at the Orange Show, 2402 Munger St.
- Students are responsible for their own lunches / snacks
- Extended mornings with dropoffs starting at 7:30am – Additional $50
- Extended evenings with pickups ending at 6:30pm – Additional $50
Questions? Contact The Orange Show's Education Coordinator Lynette Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.926.6368
- History of Gaudi and his impact on the world of mosaics.
- Learning techniques of scoring and nipping tiles
- Creating the vision for the collaborative project over the next week
- Scoring, nipping, and placement of tiles to create individual works within Smither Park
- Learning the process of mixing of mortar compound, placement and curing.
- Grouting of cured areas and filling in the space between the individual pieces to create the single artwork.
- Collaboration between all students in order to combine all styles into one vision.
- Sealing of grout and tiles.
- Exhibiting the final piece of art, and discussing the inspiration and process.
About Judy Malone:
Judy Malone-Stein has worked as Artist through the above organizations to enhance the Houston community with murals, mobiles, stabiles, artcars and ritablos in schools, community organizations, hospitals, museums and juvenile corrections facilities. She is self-taught by the grace of many good friends and collaborations with artists in the Houston arts community. Her Theatrical Wardrobe associations over the years have allowed her to work with legends such as Desmond Healy, Maurice Sendak and Robert Wilson. It was their encouragement that gave her the impetus to pursue individual art endeavors while learning from local artists in various genres.
One of her more recent projects in the Calder genre was a metal stabile “owl tree” for Lovett Elementary which replicated the vision of the Kindergarten students into a metal tree at the entrance of the school.
She also completed a basic ceramic 101 course with Patterson Elementary youth, 1st – 5th grade during the Spring semester. During the fall Semester we became familiar with Portraiture by painting in the genres of Realism, Abstract and Impressionism to create a tryptch. Portraiture in miniatures was presented at the Rienze by Judy. She is in her third year of the Meet the Masters after school program at Roberts Elementary as well as having created Props, Sets and Costumes with 4th graders for the musical production of School House Rock, in the Fall of 2013. Annual exhibition during open calls for the Artcar Museum and Lawndale’s Ritablo show are always participated in because they are two organizations representing art forms that are emblazoned the her heart. The Orange Show’s Artcar Parade, and outreach programs are another great passion of hers. Spring 2014, Young Audiences requested Judy to create “Boogie on Bourbon Street” as a visual arts performance during their Gala. Finally, Judy was extremely pleased to be a part of the Houston Grand Opera Crew presenting the U.S. debut of “The Passenger” at the Lincoln Center Festival, summer of 2014.