About the Project
Global Good Impact is proud to be working with local mosaic artist Betsy Gallery on a large scale public mosaic project, Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic. This mosaic will be approximately 5 feet tall by 50 feet long with each panel highlighting a different aspect of Santa Barbara’s History. The project is modeled after London’s Queenhithe Dock Mosaic (https://www.southbankmosaics.com/queenhithe),
The Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic will be built in collaboration with local historians and our city’s diverse residents via community workshops and expansive community input over a 2-3 year process. The Santa Barbara Timeline mosaic will be built to last hundreds of years, for generations of residents and visitors alike to learn about our city’s history. View the video on the right for more information about this project!
Community events, workshops and participation
Community Events in 2018
We will be offering free community workshops throughout 2018. Open to any and all community members, these workshops will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the process of designing and building mosaics, participate in the fabrication of the Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic panels, and meet your neighbors! Stay up to date with our upcoming events on our Facebook page.
Certificate Design Course in Large-Scale Public Mosaics
To jump start this process the local project team collaborated with the London School of Mosaic, a division of Southbank Mosaics, creator of the Queenhithe Dock mosaic, to offer a local Certificate Design Class in Large-Scale Public Mosaics at the Menelli Trading Company. The London team advanced the skills of local emerging artists as well as introduced large-scale community based mural design theory and practice to those in related professions, such as designers, architects and builders. Our 22 participants created a unique mosaic piece to take home!