Community-Building and Mental Health Projects
Let’s Talk About Community Art Projects
Collaborative Art Projects
The principal of a local public school reached out to us because a specific third grade class was having trouble getting along. He wondered if engaging in a collaborative art project together might help build relationship skills. The Beautiful Stuff Project worked with this class to create a mosaic together. Each person made small self-portrait to include in the border, and together the class designed the central section of the piece. Everyone helped to tile it, placing the pieces carefully to make the design come to life. For a class that had struggled with unity, the project was a perfect way to practice listening to one another and to share proud ownership of a beautiful piece of art.