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Mosaic Program Sponsorships

Thank you to all of our Spring 2024 Mosaic Program Sponsors who have made this program successful! We are so grateful for your generosity!

Mary Banks

Trayce Beards

Jayne Burns

Joanne Enemark

Anne Fitzgerald

Morgan Fritz

Jennifer Girvin

Julia Grant

Marlys Green

Tara Harvey

Linda Ortiz

Mike Smith

Maryly Snow

Gregory Steele

Brian Victor

Mayre Vincent

Marion Weinreb

Sylvia Zensen

What is an Artstart Mosaic Apprenticeship?

A multi-week program for Sonoma County youth to learn and build skills in teamwork, focus, problem-solving, design, composition, and color theory with the guidance and mentorship of our Lead Artists.

Why Mosaics?

Creating a mosaic is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle - you work through it with your hands, building focus and concentration.


Like solving a jigsaw puzzle, you can easily share the work of creating a mosaic with other people, encouraging collaboration and teamwork. And the mosaic will become more beautiful with every mind and hand that goes into it!


But unlike a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces that make up a mosaic don't usually fit perfectly, one piece slotting in to the next. Fitting the irregularly shaped pieces of tile together to achieve the design you want helps nurture problem-solving skills.


Cutting and arranging small mosaic pieces teaches you about the design process, color theory, and composition - basic skills but also super important skills for an artist.

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What is a Mosaic Sponsorship?

Artstart's programs and projects are funded by commissions, grants, donations, and sponsorships. We're a small and scrappy outfit, making just enough to keep our program going with two part-time staffers and bringing in lead artists for specific funded projects.


The Mosaic Sponsorship is an opportunity for community members to give aspiring young artists in Sonoma County the gift of learning a new creative skill and receive a special gift in return (once we reach our fundraising goal). There are three sponsorship tiers, each is a tax deductible donation to Artstart:


Donate $300 or more and receive one mosaic stepping stone and one print of Artstart's 25th Anniversary poster.

Donate $150 - $299 and receive one mosaic stepping stone.

Donate $25 - $149 and receive one print of  Artstart's 25th Anniversary poster.


When you become a Mosaic Sponsor you will have the opportunity to choose a design theme and let us know what colors you'd like for your mosaic stepping stone. Each stepping stone is an approximately 12x12 inch concrete square, about 2 inches thick.

We are not currently fundraising specifically for mosaics, but we are in need of funding for our teen Apprentice program, which allows young artists work with us on a variety of projects, including mosaics and murals. Join our Sponsor An Apprentice program, with sponsorships starting at $300.

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