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
grounds
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

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