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Oliver says of his School projects:
"The aim of the school mosaic project is to put into practise the principles of design and build. The students come up with their own designs and with my assistance realize them as a permanent mosaic."
"The beauty of mosaic is that the work can last forever, whether the mosaic is indoors or out. This really fires the enthusiasm of children in particular. The thought that their artwork will be there for future generations to see,
it is this aspect of the craft that continues to inspire me to create works for the public place.
I find children's energy breathtaking, a Primary school that I worked with recently created a huge mosaic mural for a playground wall in just a week!
Apart from the enjoyment of creating such a work they learn new design abilities, colour theories, spatial awareness and an attention to detail. All these skills are lessons for life"