Glass Tile Mural
Hanging Proudly on the
Jennifer Sears Glass Studio
4810 SW Hwy 101 Lincoln City, OR
Next time you’re driving through south Lincoln City on Hwy. 101, try and spot the beautiful new glass tile mural on the side wall of the Jennifer Sears Glass Studio. Once you see it, you’re going to want to stop and take a closer look, especially when you find out that it was made by kids, ages 10-16, during a summer arts workshop. The project was a collaboration between Let There Be Arts and the Lincoln City Public Arts Committee. Under the able direction of mural artist, Krista Eddy, and Let There Be Arts director, Kaline Klaas, these young artists laid thousands of glass tiles to create a design depicting large salmon swimming in our own Pacific Ocean. Next, they learned to mix thin set and spread it evenly to attach the tile to the cement board. Then it was time for the deliciously messy business of grouting it all. The border to the mural included not only glass tile, but dozens of glass baubles that were cut from the hot glass at the studio, then tempered for use in the mural. Overalll, it was a tedious, painstaking, creative, and very exhilerating experience for everyone involved!
The mural was dedicated on Friday, October 25, and will hang proudly for years to come. It is the fourth public arts project created by Let There Be Arts kids. The three other projects include cedar salmon hanging on the retaining wall at Regatta Park, painted silk banners depicting beach and kite activities hanging high at the Lincoln City Community Center, and the underwater mural painted on two walls under the Driftwood Public Library and City Hall building.
SPRING INTO ART
Spring Break Workshops – The Magic of Art
For children in grades K-3
Held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 Hwy 101 South, Lincoln City
March 24-28, 2014 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Cost: $15 per day, Sign up for a day or the entire week
These workshops will focus on all kinds of magic themes and mediums for young art enthusiasts during Lincoln City Cultural Center’s FESTIVAL OF ILLUSIONS.
While the older kids are busy upstairs, the younger ones will be working in the art studio downstairs, deeply involved in the MAGIC OF ART.
Teachers are planning to bring back popular favorites such as the optical illusions, salad spinner and pool ball painting and hidden pictures, as well as some exciting, mysterious new projects. Space is limited, so register soon!
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Artist in Residency Programs
Oceanlake and Taft Elementary Schools are both buzzing with activity as plans are underway for fall Artist in Residency Programs in each school. They are made possible by a grant to Let There Be Arts from Trust Management Services, LLC.
TAFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
In the first project, the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students at Taft Elementary will work with Portland artist, Sarah Ferguson, to create a three panel mural out of painted tyvek paper mounted on plywood. The mural will depict Ocean images drawn from grade level Ocean Literacy studies: Open Ocean, Near Shore Environments, and Watershed. Each class will meet with the artist four times to brainstorm the design, paint paper, cut images (fish, birds, kelp, tide pools, and forests), mount on mural boards and celebrate the final product. Artist Sarah Ferguson works with the Young Audiences in Portland and has worked in dozens of schools, making murals with children, throughout the metropolitan area. This is her first venture to Lincoln City.
In December, the 1st and 2nd graders at Oceanlake will work with Dragon Theater Puppets, a Portland company directed by Jason Ropp. Blending literacy and art, students will build puppets, audition for parts, and then act out a classic children’s story. During the program students will learn the basics of acting and stage performance, including public speaking, puppetry techniques, vocal warm ups and simple theater games. As a finale, they put on a show, performing for their friends, other classes, parents and teachers. Dragon Theater Puppets is based in Portland and worked in schools and libraries throughout the state, including Driftwood Public Library.