Rosemary Works Primary School, London N1 March 2022
Front Entrance Gate
School children from all year groups & Collab with Kate Hodgson
This project included guided drawing sessions with Kate Hodgson. The drawings were then used as the basis for the mosaic design of 2 metres by 1.5 metres and made into 'permanent art'. During 10 mosaic-making sessions, the children from Reception to Year 6 worked in indirect method and the final piece was then turned, installed on board, grouted, framed and hung on the entrance gate
Fleet Primary School, London NW3 July 2021
Front Entrance Wall, Fleet Primary School, Gospel Oak
Collaboration with schoolchildren and London School of Mosaic
This project included design days with the pupils, mosaic-making sessions (pupils and staff) and was installed directly on external brick wall using indirect method. It was started in the middle of the pandemic period and was a welcome project for the children. The mosaic was inspired by the huge 150 year old blossom tree in the grounds of the school. Drawings and individual blossom flowers from each child were incorporated into the design and final mosaic. The mosaics were worked on in sections (reverse method) and put together at the end.
Gladstone Park Primary School, London NW6
Ceramic shapes and Mosaic Tiles
This project involved individual mosaics sections and ceramic shape making days with the children on the theme of London. The imaginative pieces were then put together to form a design of a map of London with the River Thames and completed by Debra, the mosaic artist outside of the school. It was then hung on an exterior playground wall.
ONE DAY/SHORT WORKSHOPS
Slough Primary School 2018
Children from a special needs unit helped create this mosaic using drawings of insects, bees, butterflies, caterpillars in a two day mosaic workshop. The ceramic tiles were precut and grouted at the end of the workshop.
Various Primary Schools 2012 - 2020
Rosemary Works School London N1
Fleet Primary SChool, Nw3
Gladstone Park Primary School, NW2, London
St Marks Primary School, Islington
Fairfield Junior School, Radlett, Herts
Lady Margaret Primary School, Southall
Whizzkids Youth Group (South England)
Art for ALL, London
Bright Horizons Nursery, Imperial Wharf
Willington Primary School, Wimbledon
Birmingham Hippodrome Events
& other schools in Nottingham, Cotswolds & Canterbury
You were definitely inspirational and helped the children produce their best work and had them talking about it throughout the week. If the opportunity arises then we would love for you to return another time.
Fairfield Junior School, Radlett , Herts
Thank you again for your hard work with us in Year 3 - the children thought that you were kind, considerate and welcoming towards them. It was an incredible way to come to the end of term .
The children had not worked with clay before nor had they made mosaics using real tiles. It certainly made an impact.
The Priory School, Southall
Thank you Debra for your incredible hard work. You gave the children an experience to remember. Your artwork will be displayed and will give the children a wonderful memory for the rest of their school life at Gladstone Park!
(Playground clay and mosaic project, Gladstone Park Primary School 2019)