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SLC Art Gardening – Mosaic Art Sculptures and Installations

In September 2013, armed with an Arts Learning Grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council and a 1300-lb donation of cement from Quikrete, I began collaborating with various youth organizations around the city to create large-scale mosaic installations in many of the city’s community…

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How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

Before starting this tutorial, I would love to give a huge “thank you” to the Salt Lake City Arts Council for providing an Arts Learning Grant so I could create this project, and to Quikrete for graciously donating the Repair mortar and Fast-setting concrete mix…

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Harmony Park Housing – Painted mural

The teens and staff of the Leadership and Resiliency Program of the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake met with me and some of the local youth from the Harmony Park housing complex to brainstorm, design, and paint this mural in their community…

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North Davis Preparatory Academy – Pillar Mosaics

Chantal Esquivias is a Spanish teacher at NDPA and a native of Spain. Esquivias loved the school but thought that the building’s facade could be transformed to support the aesthetic point of view of the school’s Spanish immersion program. In early 2011 Esquivias contacted me…

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Children’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network

Today I delivered this mosaic mural to the new headquarters of the Children’s Miracle Network. I designed and created the mosaic with the students at YouthCity Central City location this past Spring session. The project was highlighted in a recent Deseret News article.

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YouthCity Mural Class

YouthCity Mural Class

Last Fall session I directed a mural making class at YouthCity Liberty Park in which we created this 4 by 8 foot painted mural.

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YouthCity Mural

YouthCity Mural

I just finished the above mural, which was designed by the students of my Mural Making class at YouthCity (Salt Lake City, UT) under my instruction, and painted by them with a little help from myself.

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