Samantha Bardwell is also a senior who was working on the project Tuesday. She said plans on taking art courses but will pursue other interests in college. The project has helped her learn to collaborate better, she said. It’s a creative outlet and Winer’s advice was really helpful in making it a good experience, she said.
Winer said he does about 10 school projects a year. A few of those he works with will become artists, he said, but most just want to be involved with a process that’s part of of an old tradition. When you work with students, he said, you get a lot back.
Superintendent Tim Ryan said the mosaics will create a welcoming atmosphere at the school.
“It’s something I would like to see more of,” he said.