Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Intro to Mosaics

Intro to Mosaic making...

One of the best things about having an artist-in-residence visiting is learning new ways to teach. Lisa introduced the students to making a mosaic using paper and tile tesserae. She had them draw a circle on a sheet of paper and place the tesserae on the outline. She explained how to make a strong line with tesserae. She then talked about the negative space and how to fill in the inside. I was impressed with how she explained the technique in a way the kids could really understand it!