PTG’s June workshop was held on June 11th at Hotel Kanyo. This event was focused on bringing children and their families in Minami Sanriku (MSR) together to enjoy mosaic art. Everyone was able to spend the afternoon together with old and new friends. Nagoya Mosaic came for the day and held a mosaic workshop for all of the children. They helped the children craft their own coasters and photo frames with a vibrant array of tiles.
First everyone made their own coasters with many of the girls including pinks, purples, and blues in their designs as well as hearts. Some of the boys used other colors as well as tried to make interesting designs.
After gluing all the pieces down volunteers helped set the new designs in plaster as the kids made their photo frames. Some made beautiful geometric pieces while others included different shapes and sizes. Some of them asked their friends to make a design for them or to pick out pieces for their own.
“Everyone had a lot of fun. My three girls liked making their own photo frames to share their memories. It was great to see them get to make something that they could keep.”
“The different designs that the children made were all very pretty and interesting. We are happy that they had such a good time.”
“It is difficult to get children from all over MSR to come to an event like this. I am glad that they were able to make new friends today.”
In total 19 people came to the event. Although there were only eight children it was the perfect size for all of the crafts they were making. The different mosaics were great for a bonding experience as most everyone asked each other which color or piece was better. As a result, each coaster and photo frame had a little input by everyone.
BY THE NUMBERS
8: Local Children Participants
4: Local Adult Participants
4: Volunteers from Nagoya Mosaic
3: Volunteers from Place to Grow