Global Good Impact Consulting 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.
Lead Artist Betsy Gallery of Elizabeth Gallery Mosaics, and Project Manager Robin Elander of Global Good Impact are launching the community outreach and design phase of the project. To jumpstart this process, they have collaborated with the London School of Mosaic, a division of Southbank Mosaics and creators of the Queenhithe Dock Mosaic, to offer a Certificate Design Class in Large-Scale Public Mosaics to our local community (more information below).
Betsy has created and installed other mosaics locally including at Franklin School and the Watershed Resource Center at Hendry’s Beach amongst many others. The Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic is a community legacy project, and GGI is excited to assist in bringing it to fruition with the support of the community.
Upcoming events, workshops and participation
Thursday October 19th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Wine & Cheese Reception
On Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, a wine and cheese reception will be held where community members are invited to learn about the project at the Menelli Trading Company, 1080 Coast Village Rd. Santa Barbara. For more information, view our flyer. To RSVP email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday – Sunday, December 1, 2, and 3, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Certificate Design Course in Large-Scale Public Mosaics
To jump start this process the local project team has 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 Friday- Sunday December 1, 2 and 3 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Menelli Trading Company at 1080 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara.
The London team will advance the skills of local emerging artists as well as introduce large-scale community based mural design theory and practice to those in related professions, such as designers, architects and builders. There will be a hands-on component, creating a sample for participants to take home. We also hope to build local community partnerships and participation in the process.
The Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic is a project that will be built by the people and for the people, and ultimately will be an educational public art piece for visitors and residents alike for generations (500 + years) to come once installed. A limited number of scholarships for the Certificate in design course will be available for those in need. Learn more and sign up for the design course here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/certificate-design-course-for-large-scale-public-mosaics-tickets-37049041681. The 3 Day Course is $395 if you register before Nov. 1st. A $100 deposit holds your spot! The remainder can be paid the first day of class.
Can’t make it to the reception or design workshop?
A crowd funding campaign is forthcoming to raise the funds necessary to complete the design part of the project. Stay tuned!