AmicusHorizons Mosaic Moments Community Project
Sept/ October 2014
Residents were keen to depict a local image and an oast house was chosen as the main theme
I was impressed by how patiently everyone worked on his or her chosen areas, especially the lady who filled in all the lettering of 'Newington' in small pieces using tweezers!
The finished piece is displayed on the outside of the residential home at Newington, Kent.
Bevin Court July/ August 2014
The residents chose a pirate ship theme at the initial consultation. We had a lot of fun creating the underwater shell scape area - using a range of materials including some eggshell covered starfish!
The finished piece is displayed in the Foyer of Bevin Court
Participants are keen to work on individual mosaic projects and have asked Mosaic Malarky to return to run some more sessions
St Martins Residential home April/ May 2014
During the initial consultation coffee-morning, it came to light that St Martin is the Patron Saint of wine and indulgence! So it was decided to border a cornucopia of fruits with the Battle Abbey arch and bunches of ripened grapes. We have used various different styles and materials including wooden leaves covered with eggshell mosaic
Royal Terrace, St Leonards
May/ June 2014
The residents involved were keen to
create a crown as the main image due to the namesake of their home and designed the border pattern
The mosaic is displayed at the entrance of the building for all to see
...."More than just a mosaic is the ability to get people to smile. Every time I see our mosaic it reminds me of the good time had in creating it." Jayne Sands
Amicus Horizons Mosaic Moments
Dec 2013/ Jan 2014
After a lively consultation where several ideas were aired - I decided to go with the Badger and Fox idea as they represent animals who regularly visit the residential gardens and are much loved by the residents involved with the programme.
`It has been very sociable as a group activity. I would like to do more of these craft activities ie felt making, etc... to use our hands and armsdoing something creative`
M Robertson Torfield cose resident
Halton Heights Residential home Nov/Dec 2013
This mosaic is a commemorative piece to celebrate 40 years of Halton Heights residential home
The residents chose to depict Fred the residential budgie in the middle!
It will be displayed as a permanent feature in the entrance hall
"I have enjoyed it very much. Emma was very helpful in all channels" Derrick Barton
"I really enjoyed the mosaic art and watching it grow each week. Very relaxing" Shirley Peters
Thalia House Residential Home July/Aug 2013
This mosaic project became two as residents chose quite different themes. The flower vase developed as an intuitive piece - I drew the vase shape and the ladies worked their magic! The De La Warr was a great challenge involving a good degree of concentration, patience, and diligence! These mosaics were a lot of fun and the participants worked really well together on each piece as a team
Strome House Residential home July/Aug 2013
This project was a great success as the group really engaged with the mosaic throughout the sessions working on together in their own time as a team
The ideas which came up in the initial consultation were; Handshake, Tree of life, Rainbow and Doves of peace
The mosaic is displayed in the entrance lobby of Strome house
The sign was shown at Hastings college as part of the Older peoples day art exhibition in October 2013