FMPS at Village: Creating Beauty, Piece by Piece

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The Village Mosaic Mural, an exciting project funded by a FMPS grant, is coming to life under the careful hands of more than 230 fourth graders.

Mary LeBlanc's fourth grade class create a mosaic mural with artist David Fichter.

Mary LeBlanc’s fourth grade class create a mosaic mural with artist David Fichter.

“The mural design was based on sketches the fourth grade created of Marblehead landmarks and wildlife,” explains teacher Mary LeBlanc, one of the grant writers. Renowned artist David Fichter used the individual drawings to create a sweeping mural celebrating the beauty of our community. Now, he’s showing students how to cut and lay tiles to complete the mosaic.

David, Jack, and Declan hard at work.

David, Jack, and Declan hard at work.

Crab created by Jack.

Crab created by Jack.

We’ll be tracking the progress over the next week, and look for news about the mural installation on the front of Village School in November!

Marin says she's excited to see the finished mural.

Marin says she’s excited to see the finished mural.