Mosaic work is the Williamson Street Art Center’s most recent art form. Participants enjoy the “hands-on” approach that mosaics allow – they don’t feel as likely to “mess up” as they do when painting murals. We specialize in mosaic work that uses a variety of scavanged materials – mirror, art glass, and ceramic.
- 2013 Leopold Neighborhood Mural Signing & Installation
Leopold Neighborhood Association members, community members, and students at Leopold Elementary School sign mural panels that are installed at Leopold Park’s community garden. Community members and students also make mosaic stepping stones that are installed in the children’s garden.
- 2013 UW Art & Technology Mosaic
Students from UW Office of Educational Opportunities Art & Technology program made a mosaic sun inside Centro Hispano. They also created action paintings and visited the Chazen Museum of Art.
- 2012 Leopold Neighborhood Artist-in-Residency
Williamson Street Art Center worked with the Leopold Neighborhood Association to create a painted mural fence and mosaic stepping stones for the Leopold Park. We worked at Leopold Elementart School during their “open school house.” Funding for the project was secured by the nieghborhoos association through a city neighborhood grant program.
- 2012 Fall – Prairie Phoenix Academy Murals – Phase 2
This fall high school students at Prairie Phoenix Academy were joined by middle school students from Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School to finish beautifying the last side of the building. Students worked on mosaic sections reflecting prairie flowers and painted landscapes with inspirational sayings. Students also did much of the power washing of the building to prepare the walls for paint and mosaic. This phase of the project was funded by Dane Arts’ Power 2 Give.
- 2012 UW Technology & Arts Mosaics at Centro Hispano
Students from UW Office of Educational Opportunities Technology & Arts program make 3 exterior mosaics at Centro Hispano during the 2012 heat wave.
- 2012 Prairie Phoenix Academy Residency
During the “We Rise Like the Phoenix” mural project, students from all 6 alternative programs helped create murals on 3 sides of the school building. The student-designed murals include important activities that happen at the school, inspirational slogans and mosaics. Funding for this phase of the project was provided by American Girl Fund for Children.