Welcome to the Art of Awesome!

Arts on the Block (AOB) empowers creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures, join the creative workforce, and contribute to the quality of life of their communities.  We achieve this by providing real-world experiences in the arts and entrepreneurial training geared toward opening new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement.

In short, creative youth and emerging artists make public art, contribute to their communities, join the creative workforce, and design the future!

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Back by Popular Demand Mosaic with Slate!

Time to connect with natural materials

Instructor Janice Levitt will teach you how to create a textured mosaic with slate, other materials from nature, and glass. Mix thin set, cut and prepare materials, and adhere slate and other mosaic pieces into a bed of thin-set mortar. In this class, you will learn different ways to use your materials to create texture and interest.

You’ll create your own small mosaic in the AOB studio to take home at the end of the workshop! Materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring any special objects you would like to include in your mosaic, such as shells, beads, or pebbles.

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