First Year Art Projects 2005
Melrose Elementary

Jo Beth Thomas was an artist-in-residence at Melrose Elementary for 3
consecutive years, working with the school's art teacher and twelve 4th and 5th graders, teaching the craft of mosaic.

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Mosaic sea life mural on school
mixed media

Close up mosaic sea life mural

Bench top in school garden
Hand built clay Everglades animals
with tile embellishments

Second Year Project 2006
Melrose Elementary

Mosaic Everglades animlas
in classroom
Stained glass

Animals in school garden
Stained glass

Third Year Project 2007
Melrose Elementary

Students at work


Completed project

Hand built clay birds, flowers, stained
glass, and other embellishments