Students in printmaking and clay sculpture classes collaborated with the Fine Arts faculty to create a mosaic installation piece for the exterior of the Ryken Center for the Arts.
Designed to celebrate the Prep's Centennial year, the bold mosaic panels depict images of the art that goes on inside the building and reflect the creative energy that enlivens the space every day.
Printmaking students designed linoleum cut blocks with images of the arts - everything from a trumpet, paintbrushes and sculpture to a camera and actors on stage. Sculpture students then used the linoleum cuts to make colorful ceramic tiles and set tiles into large panels. Shiny bits of glass and mirror incorporated into the grout and sparkle in the sun.