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Paul G. Vallas

"These mosaics have played a significant role as ongoing teaching tools for the schools. NetworkArts includes what it refers to as "message tiles" -- tiles that actually contain detailed curricular information that underlies the topics illustrated in mosaic form. This leaves a lasting learning tool for generations of students to come. "

Paul G. Vallas
School District of Philadelphia



Lincoln High




NetworkArts is dedicated to expanding children's opportunities to express themselves, to explore science, the arts, and the humanities, and to create art that permanently transforms their communities. The multi-faceted educational programs of NetworkArts have transformed the lives of thousands of children and enriched countless communities for over a decade.

Through a richness of process, NetworkArts begins with the curriculum and ends with the art form of tile mosaics. Students broaden their life experiences by collaboratively exploring new and exciting topics, dissolve age barriers through hands-on intergenerational projects, and instill pride in their communities by creating lasting legacies through vibrant informational mosaics. Its major emphasis is environmental education. Its major goal is to create a region-wide public art classroom in ecology with the participation of thousands of students. To date, over 200 of these mosaics can be found in museums, schools, and other public institutions.

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Featured Program

Pickett School, Central Germantown Family Center
The Seven Global Ecosystems

Over 20 field trips were included in this urban ecology program that culminated in a 100-foot long mosaic detailing the seven major global biomes.

Sponsored By: The generosity of numerous foundations and individuals

Programs Sponsors

Michael Whelk

Other Representative Programs
With the support of the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program and Discovery Place, NetworkArts students created a major mosaic installation on Barnegat Bay Ecology and Stewardship at the main branch of the Ocean County Public Library in Toms River, NJ.

Made possible by the Hamilton Family Foundation, NetworkArts and the entire student body of Saul High School created a five part 125-foot long mosaic installation on the front of the schools dairy barn, emphasizing the themes of sustainable agricultural techniques, the history of domesticated animals, natural resource preservation, agricultural and environmental heroes, and horticulture.

Sponsored by the Rohm & Haas Company, NetworkArts worked with over 1,000 students at Lincoln High School to create a 135-foot long mosaic depicting a 20,000 year history of environmental issues, events, and conservation.

Commissioned by Philadelphia International Airport, and working with teens from a social services program, NetworkArts created a mosaic on the History of Flight, which appears on permanent display at the security section of Terminal B.

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