FREE SPEECH ZONE | St. Paul’s offers Mosaic Classes


Expanding upon the opportunities for community art, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is offering mosaic Master classes and workshops for the community. In the past, St. Paul’s has held workshops in mural painting (resulting in creations such as the mural on the Kaplan Brothers building), photography, poetry and banner making.  This year, they have begun work with a new medium: mosaics. 


Mosaic classes are taught by accomplished community and mosaic artist Greta McLain (whose work includes the Seward Co-Op Mosaic Wall).  Individuals and families of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate!  Instruction will be offered in both English and Spanish.


Class participants will learn mosaic technique, including design, color theory, tile cutting and mosaic installation as well as being a part of a community collaborative to design and create mosaic circle mandalas to be installed around flower planters in the Phillip’s neighborhood.  Classes will focus on both the art of mosaic creation and on community dialogue. 


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This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  This project led by St. Paul’s church, in partnership with Anderson School, St. Paul’s Home, and community and business leaders. 


Any person interested in participating in workshops or master classes or seeking more information should contact the St. Paul’s Church Office at either (612) 724-3862 or at for scheduling and sign ups. 


St. Paul’s also announces its third annual “A Taste of Phillips” on October 1 & 2.  Friday night will include a poetry and spoken word reading focusing on “Poems of Struggle and Hope”.  Local artists will exhibit work in St Paul’s gallery throughout the month.  Poets and artists interested in participating should e-mail Patrick Cabello Hansel @