Mosaic with Rachel Skelly. Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Today our craft group met again after 2 weeks of Spring Break. We gathered in the sunny and warm garden outside of The Company of Angels store to learn the craft of mosaic with Rachel Skelly.
Gaby arranging tiles onto her planter for her grand daughter’s fairy garden.
Here is a mosaic cross made by Rachel this year for our school Gala and Auction in March 2013.
A crafter at one with the creative process…
Josephine’s sweet clown face mosaic flower pot for her Kindergarten daughter.
Rebecca’s mosaic flower pot, drying and awaiting grout.
Today we were mainly breaking tiles and gluing them onto our planters or picture frames with acrylic glue. Next week, we will be mixing grout and grouting our mosaic work. Here are some of the mosaic work done today…
Here is a mosaic piece that Renuka did over the break. It’s a small door that covers an opening in the bathroom of her home. Nice!
Here is our “Under the Sea” mosaic planter that our craft group made together for a school fundraiser years ago.
Click on this link to see a gallery of more mosaic and other craft work our craft group did in the past.
Gaby brought in her handmade Art Felt scarf today.
Click here to see our craft group making Art Felt scarves on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 …
Next Week: April 17, 2013
We will be grouting these mosaics next week.
Christine Newell will be showing us how to make Nuno Felted Scarves. Come and try your hands with this new felting method!
Jzin’s Crafting Over Spring Break 2013
Over our 2 weeks spring break, I felted with my children. You can join our journeys here…
Here is Nunu’s first felted playscape. Designed by her and crafted together. Here is a link to our crafting journey. http://
Thursday, March 28, 2013. My children preparing salad while singing songs of Les Misérables and wet-felting (by stomping on rolled up wet-felting mat underfoot). This is how we roll! http://castleofcostamesa.com/dolls/making-felt-playscape-with-my-children-march-28-2013
Wet-felting playscape with the children. To the children’s dismay, I discovered a way to wet-felt a playscape blanket without needing too much rubbing, rolling, pounding or stomping on … Here is a link to our crafting process: http://
My daughter and I made a little spring craft: A family of rabbits in a burrow! Here is the link to our crafting process: http://castleofcostamesa.com/dolls/spring-craft-a-felted-rabbit-family-in-a-burrow
Painting Workshops with Angelika Kolbe Starting April 26, 2013 in Big Aftercare Room
Learn wet-on-wet painting in an engaging format from a true master. In addition to being a Waldorf class teacher for 16 years at the Waldorf School in Marnburg/Germany, Angelika taught drawing and painting to high school students. Trained at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University in Hamburg/Germany, we are lucky to have her with us for this special parent education event. Please take the opportunity to join Angelika for these painting sessions.
- The total workshop is 6 sessions. You may sign up for all 6 or pick and choose dates according to your availability.
- Dates: April 26, April 29, May 3, May 6, May 8, May 10. All 8:30 – 10:30 in Big Aftercare
- To cover the cost of materials, each session is $10. Cash only please. You will sign up in the front office when we return from break.
Jzin’s Handmade Dolls.
Please Like CastleofCostaMesa on Facebook.
I giveaway my handmade work frequently. Please “Like” my facebook page so you will be in the know.