Tech Mosaic Club Brightens Campus Buildings

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A tree is growing at Oakland Technical High School, and so are butterflies and a Goddess with billowing hair and arms stretched wide. They're part of a four-wall tile-and-mirror mosaic mural coming to life on a formerly nondescript building alongside the field bleachers. Fifty feet from where football teams scrimmage and tackle, the student-led Oakland Tech Mosaic Club team adheres and grouts, hoping to catch as many sunny afternoons as possible to finish the project in December. The mosaic is one of several projects the group plans to create in the coming months.

The club was started by students Grace Nuwakadu and Dionisia Ruiz, and enjoys the support of teacher sponsor Joseph Senn; Tech parent and artist, Pamela Consear; artists from ArtEsteem; and a growing number of parents, students, siblings, teachers and community members inspired to help create beauty where there had been none.