Collaborative Art ProjectsRight shape ice, wrong dimensilnsThe ice for our lake had to melt and refreeze before anyone was going to do any skating. Hopefully it's liquid long enough for that monster to take a dip!IMG_0643Tessera in SpringStringing and beading bow with spring colors and flowersMusic ChairPaint and chimes on antique chairSheep!Ceramic sculptureYear of the DragonCeramic dragon composed of dozens of hand made lettersGalloping TogetherCeramic sections held together with ribbon.Word BirdPaper mache word collageLove MonkiesCeramic sculptureSpooky BatPaper mache over a composite armature.Tessera in FallStringing and beading bow with fall colorsPenguin PlayMasked by teachers and then painted by dancing kid's feet then coated with glitter.Wishing WhalesMasked by teachers and then painted by dancing kid's feet then coated with glitter.Lemonade StandEvery summer we build a new one. This year was hand painted cardboard and ties.Snake BowlCeramic using multiple techniquesAbiyoyo ukulele collageWord cloud collage over instrumentPrimary DotsMixed mediaRainbow Bike CrashAbandoned bicycle repurposed with mixed media
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The equinox arrived and a new season is born. We’re welcome fall with autumn collages and walks through the nearby community garden to see all the plants ready for harvest.
Our community’s new home in North Seattle at the United Methodist Church near Haller Lake, is just wonderful. We have plenty of space for indoor and outdoor play, with access to a huge hall and an adjoining fenced playground! The … Continue reading
Our final collaboration of the year! It would almost be sad if it weren’t so awesome. The multi caldera landscape of glorious technicolor vulcanism is a fantastic finale to a great year of collaborations. We started with a layer of … Continue reading
Our our most recent wilderness lore adventure with Hawkeye focused on wetlands. He told us a thrilling tale of creeping through the mud, camouflaged with duckweed to the edge of a small pond in the wetlands. Hawkeye nearly touched the … Continue reading
Tessera Arts LLC Tessera is a Greek word describing a small tile used to create mosaics. We work to provide children with opportunity for individual exploration, but also emphasize collaborative projects with peers. Every child is both a unique individual, … Continue reading
Our winter landscape collaboration came together over several classes and our huge winter break workshop.
With the Chinese calendar turning over, we welcomed the Year of the Rooster the Tessera way: with stories and art From design to sculpting we’ve been working for a long while now, but the final touches will take place … Continue reading