Special Projects

Create Mosaic Workshops offer EVERYONE a chance to get involved in making the artwork and feel part of the process. Projects are therefore great for team-building, intergenerational groups, family learning and schools.  Debra translates your design or work from her own ideas so that the participants can create a group artwork.

As an experienced art facilitator, Debra leads hands-on, fun and engaging workshops where participants learn new and transferable skills and gain the proven therapeutic benefits of creativity and making mosaic.

Examples of below of recent projects with community groups, day centres, collaborations with friends and team building events.


EARTHA STEPS OUT (Catwalk No2)

Location: High Road, Willesden Green, London

Materials : Mosaic tiles and ceramic artwork
Completed : January 2016
Participants : WGTT volunteers and YR 3 pupils (Gladstone Pk Primary Schl)

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‘LONDON SEEN BY US’ – PLAYGROUND MURAL

Location: Gladstone Park Primary School, Willesden Green
Materials : Mosaic tiles and ceramic artwork
Completed : September 2016
Participants : School pupils YR 3


CALYPSO ENTRANCE SIGN

 

Mosaic: Volunteers & Members from Pepper Pot Day Centre
Location: Ladbroke Grove, London
Completed: March 2015

This design was inspired by 1940’s record covers with a Caribbean theme and was funded by National Lottery ‘Awards for All’.


LOUIS, CATWALK MOSAIC NO 1

Louis, the cat, has landed

Location : Opposite Willesden Green tube station, Walm Lane, NW6
Completed :November 2014
Mosaic : WGTT Volunteers, Design by Debra Collis

This mosaic was inspired by the artwork of Louis Wain (1860 -1939) a once household name and illustrator of quirky cats. Working in association with the Willesden Green Town Team, and made with help from the local community, this mosaic was launched recently on a prominent bridge in the area. Supported by TFL and Community First Foundation.

Click here : images of work in progress


POCKET PARK FLOWER MURAL

Location : Furness Rd Pocket Park, Willesden
Completed :November 2014
Mosaic : REACH Volunteers, Design by Debra Collis

Kensal Green’s local park needed a little bit of TLC. The local community helped complete this flower designed mosaic using ceramic tiles in a number of workshops.  It was launched in April 2014 and the garden has been looking lovely ever since!  Thanks to Kensal Green Reach, Odessa and Palermo Rd Neighbourhoods.

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SIDINGS HERITAGE ENTRANCE SIGN


Location : Siding Community Centre, West Hampstead, London
Completed : October 2014
Mosaic : Community Ctre Volunteers, Design by Debra Collis

Old and young helped make this mosaic designed to commemorate 150 years of the heritage of the community centre, located on an unused railways Sidings yard.

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THE HUG (Garden seat)


Location : Garden outside space, Mcdonald House, Kilburn
Completed :  July 2012
Mosaic : Community volunteers and Debra Collis

This mosaic was designed with brainstorming sessions from members of local housing association (Network Station Housing) who attended workshops to complete the mosaic, and designed their own motifs for the base of the structure.

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YOUTH CENTRE ENTRANCE SIGN

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Location : 1A Arts Youth Club, Holborn 
Completed : 2012

Commemorating 10 years of a Youth Arts Centre in London.  Workshops were set up  with 5 – 12 yrs old who learnt new mosaic skills, made new friends, and enjoyed contributing something to their youth centre. Partcipants also made great mosaic portraits from broken ceramic tiles!

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FLOWER DESIGN -PARTY MOSAIC

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This mosaic was made at a birthday party where everyone took part and had a great time contributing!

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Please click here for Schools Project