Pay It Forward-Creating Mosaics To Raise Money For Free Art Classes For Military Families

Creating Mosacis For Military Families

With school system budgets cuts one class often on the chopping block is art.    Yet almost any child  likes to create.  Whether its with it's with a crayon, construction paper and glue or pine cones covered with glitter the look of satisfaction when they are done is priceless.  To help keep the creativity going, every month a group of mosaic artists in Northern Virginia spend time creating  mosaic pieces to raffle to raise money for scholarships for Military families to attend free workshops at local mosaic studios in Northern Virginia.  In addition other local artists are contributing works to be included in future raffles to support the program.

Some of the classes they can choose to attend include a mosaic bootcamp for adults, holiday gift building workshops and summer art camp for kids.  The scholarship money pays for course fees and supplies for the class they choose to attend. 

The group coordinates with Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) at Fort Belvoir, Fort Meade and Marine Corps Base Quantico to find families who would like to be considered for the scholarships for the free classes.  The staff at Maverick Mosaics also coordinates finding families through the My Neighborhood Network.

It's just another way to pay back our local military families as well as have some time creating fun works of art to raffle.

Check out Maverick Mosaics on Facebook and the Maverick Mosaics Website to learn more about classes and this wonderful program to Pay it Forward in the Nothern Virginia Community.









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Comment balloon 3 commentsCindy Jones • August 06 2011 06:33PM


Great idea.  Anything we can do to encourage creativity and raise money for our children to grow and exceed in these areas is a good idea.  Way to go.

Posted by Maria Holland, Realtor, ABR, GRI, CDPE, SFR (RE/Max Elite, ABR,GRI, CDPE, SFR) almost 8 years ago

Cindy, this is a great way to Pay It Forward...and creating these mosaics look like a lot of fun! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) almost 8 years ago

Cindy - Excellent concept to raise money for the people protect us. Thank you for sharing very beautiful Mosaic and blog.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) almost 8 years ago

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