Joyce Flower offers a mosaics workshop almost every spring.  She puts out the call to gather at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center classroom, and she always has a full house!  February 7 was no exception.  Why?  A careful analysis of the situation shows an obvious answer.  Mosaics make everybody smile!  Here are some shots of Joyce and her students as they complete their own mosaic masterpieces.

Joyce is a member of Virgin Valley Artists Association.  For more information about classes and workshops offered by the association, visit the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery  At 15 W Mesquite Blvd, open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., or see the VVAA website,  VVAA is a 501c3 nonprofit that operates the Gallery and a full-service pottery studio that is open to the public.


Any shape and size, mosaics make a pretty puzzle from broken ceramic objects.


Instructor Joyce flower shows off her own beautiful mosaic wall planter.


Playing with hammers and getting hands dirty is part of the fun!


Mosaic tile wall planter is ready for grout.


Midge Galeazzi tiled a garden toolbox.


Making a tabletop is an ambitious project for Kathy, a novice at mosaics.


Joyce, in pink shirt, shows Diane Testolin how to grout her mosaic mirror frame.


Annalee Camp places the last tile chips in her mosaic planter.


Agaves and tools are happy in this beautiful mosaic wall planter.


A smile of achievement from Libbie Kirts is reflected in this mosaic-framed mirror. Job well done!