Kennedy School Mosaic Unveiling

After many months of preparation the Kennedy school garden mosaics were finally installed in their place on the sides of the raised garden beds in the playground. This is what the beds looked… Continue reading

Haggerty School Centennial Mosaic Installed

The self-portrait mosaic that the second graders at the Haggerty school made to celebrate their school’s hundredth year now decorates the entryway between the school’s double doors.  It’s a great spot that gets… Continue reading

Grouting Fun at the Kennedy School

Last week the Kennedy After School Garden Mosaic Club grouted their creations.  Grout is a special kind of cement that’s used to fill the spaces between tiles.  They had a good time mushing… Continue reading

Department Of Mental Health Publicizes Connection Lab Project

This month’s Massachusetts Department of Mental Health newsletter includes a short article about the series of focus groups with culturally diverse communities that Connection Lab has been running with the Greater Boston Suicide… Continue reading

The Kennedy Garden Mosaic is Ready to Grout

With the help of lots of small hands we’ve completed four mosaic panels to mount on the raised garden beds at the Kennedy School.  The kids’ drawings have come to life in colorful… Continue reading

Haggerty School Centennial Mosaic

Today the Haggerty School in Cambridge held a celebration of its hundredth anniversary! Thankfully, the collaborative mosaic that two second grade classes made with Connection Lab and the Beautiful Stuff Project was finished… Continue reading

Progress on the Garden Mosaic

Two weeks of work have paid off, and the mosaic is coming along.  We translated the kids’ drawings into panel designs and they’ve started to tile two of the designs.  Hopefully the friendly… Continue reading

defining outcomes for suicide prevention

In working with the Greater Boston Suicide Prevention Coalition it was clear that the group is full of motivated, dedicated and skillful professionals.  And yet it wasn’t exactly clear how all of their… Continue reading

Beginning a school garden mosaic

The Kennedy School playground just got a face-lift, and includes a series of new planting beds.  With Support from the Somerville Arts Council, the Kennedy after-school program will be working with Connection Lab… Continue reading

East Somerville Main Streets Library Mural

The mosaic mural that Laura Smith led and installed on the benches of the East Somerville  Library is complete.  Connection Lab helped with some of the design, led one of the community clay… Continue reading