Community Ceramic Art Mural

Date
June 2018
Location
Cafeteria, Wellesley Middle School, 71 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA, USA
Medium
Glazed ceramic tile on panel
Size
160' x 20'
Partners
Wellesley PTSO, Wellesley Education Foundation
Client
Wellesley Middle School

About:

This project

AG was artist in residence for it, gave artist talk to 900 middle-schoolers in groups of 40-50 at a time, organized and led 100+ person ceramic activity with teachers and staff. also helped create the art itself >>>>>>

Roles and Responsibilities of the Artist-in-Residence

Project Preparation:

Site Visits and Preparation: Visit site to determine measurements, appropriate methods of construction, and possible complications.

Preparatory Planning: Determine appropriate steps to make artwork a reality. Write content and prepare documents to aid in approval of artwork.

Student Engagement

Presentation: Develop and present a talk about my career and practice as an artist and WMS alumni. Present to WMS art classes.

Work with Students: Will work with students in classroom in January and February to provide instruction, support, and feedback on their artwork and to answer questions about my personal and professional experience.

Work with Faculty: Will work with faculty to create faculty art tiles.

Artwork Creation and Installation

Tile Creation and Firing: This will require careful preparation, cutting, firing, and glazing of 910 or 1,280 tiles. This portion will be assisted by the art staff.

Artistic Design: Design the arrangement for 910 to 1,280 tile artworks totaling between 250 and 350 sq.ft in size. Will include back and forth between artist and WMS to modify design to both groups’ liking.

Mark and Prepare Tiles: Mark the tiles in an organized grid system (A-1, A-2 etc.) for proper layout and then wrap and box tiles for craftsperson to install.

AG was artist in residence for it, gave artist talk to 900 middle-schoolers in groups of 40-50 at a time, organized and led 100+ person ceramic activity with teachers and staff. also helped create the art itself >>>>>>

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