Mosaic and mural projects in schools and public spaces produce effective, long lasting and hard wearing installations. Designs are highly creative, and constructing them together with the children gives them a sense of pride and achievement in their works of art.
Projects have included welcome signs, school plaques, a tree of life, ground mosaics and the construction of 12 pairs of giant mosaic concrete stepping stone feet.
Charlotte has been working with Year 6 Primary school leavers for 14 years. For the children to leave behind a legacy for those after them to enjoy not only gives them a sense of pride and purpose but is also a way to reward the children with an exciting project after completing their SATS.
Among Charlotte's most recent projects are the 'Wildflower' mural at Courtland School Mill Hill and the ‘Welcome' sign mosaic for the new building at Ladbroke JMI School in Potters Bar. Both were completed earlier this year.
Wildflower mural at Courtland School Mill Hill (2021)
A six metre long mural that we created after the school closures due to Covid, it depicts a beautiful meadow with two rainbow hot air balloons flying overhead. The hot balloon labelled 2020 was created to remember the class that did not get to do their own project because of the pandemic.
A stunning mosaic piece that stands at 1.8 metre tall, created with year six primary schoolchildren to grace the new building at Ladbroke JMI school in Potters Bar. This was an amazing and highly creative project using not only a huge array of tiles but also vintage crockery. A beautiful tree and six schoolchildren were recreated in tile, showing the school uniform in all its different varieties. The word ‘Welcome’ was written in rainbow lettering to remember the sense of community during Covid.
Ladbroke JMI school. 2012
Rhodes Avenue logo at the reception. 2015
Courtland School logo. 2017
Rhodes Ave Primary school 2019. Creating a bespoke logo for the new entrance
Tree of life Construction 2010 – This was a really gratifying project executed with a Year Six class from a local primary school. Each child worked through the process of creating an exterior mosaic from conception to completion to create a wonderfully organic looking, yet highly vibrant finished structure. It has pride of place outside the schools’ main entrance where pupils, staff and parents can all gain from the improvement to their daily environment.
Mosaic stepping stones 2011: This project started as a vision from the head teacher of Courtland school which I was able to realise through much research of concrete feet moulds! Once the moulds were made the creative part could begin. The stepping stones have created a highly visual and interactive play area.
Rhodes Avenue School Tree mosaic 2014
Rainforest mosaic. Rhodes Ave 2017