School Mosaics

EXAMPLES OF SCHOOL MOSAIC PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS:

Each mosaic workshop begins with an introduction to mosaics, materials, methods & examples of my/other mosaic artists work.

OPTION 1: SCHOOL MOSAIC – each child in the school contributes to a joint mosaic (eg 1m sq) over the course of a week, one class per morning or afternoon. Sue will work with groups of 6 children at a time on the mosaic (Mon-Thurs, leaving Fri clear for grouting) while the remainder of the class create their own temporary designs until it is their turn. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic wordsearch, comprehension, quiz & drawing excercise included.

OPTION 2: MOSAIC PAVING SLABS – each child in the school/class contributes to jointly create mosaic paving slabs one class per morning or afternoon. Sue will work with groups of 6 children at a time on the mosaic while the remainder of the class create their own temporary designs until it is their turn. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic wordsearch, comprehension, quiz & drawing excercise included.

OPTION 3: MOSAIC A MIRROR – children will each mosaic their own mirror (26cm sq) to take home during a morning or afternoon. Mosaic mirrors make great gifts which could be sold for school fundraising. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic wordsearch, comprehension, quiz & drawing excercise included.

OPTION 4: MOSAIC A COASTER – children will each mosaic their own coaster (10cm sq) to take home during a 1.5 hour session. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic wordsearch, comprehension, quiz & drawing excercise included.

OPTION 5: INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS – children will explore how to make a mosaic using glass tiles to create temporary designs (without the cost incurred of making a permanent mosaic), which can be photographed (for display purposes) during a morning or afternoon. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic wordsearch, comprehension, quiz & drawing excercise included.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A SCHOOL MOSAIC YOU MIGHT LIKE TO CONSIDER

  • size
  • location (internal or external)
  • theme
  • whole school activity or specific years
  • number of children
  • dates for delivery/completion
  • budget

Please contact for prices of these options as they are dependent on location and number of children. You might also be eligible for possible funding for the cost of materials (up to £250 vouchers).

POPULAR SCHOOL MOSAIC THEMES

  • school identity, name and logo
  • children, including a range of skin tones, embracing diversity
  • learning, illustrating school subjects eg a computer for ICT
  • outside and play eg the school building, playground and green areas
  • nature eg animals, birds, flowers, trees, weather
  • healthy eating, eg 5 a day
  • religious themes eg Noah and the Flood, a cross, associated Saint
  • community and World, looking at the local community and further afield
  • celebrations & anniversaries eg for a new building or centenary of the school

SCHOOL MOSAIC WORKSHOP LINKS TO THE NATIONAL CURRICULM

  • history – with particular reference to the Romans
  • numeracy – calculating the number of tiles required and cost to cover a given area
  • literacy – providing a written quiz, wordsearch and comprehension exercise
  • ICT – designing a mosaic on the pc and exploring other mosaic artists via the web
  • geography – exploring mosaics across the world eg holidays abroad

SCHOOLS I HAVE WORKED WITH INCLUDE

  • Acomb Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Acton Pastures Primary School, Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Anglesey Primary Academy, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
  • Asquith Primary School, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Bevington Primary School, North Kensington, London
  • Bishopthorpe Infant School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Borras Park Infant School, Wrexham, North Wales
  • Clifton Pre-prep School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Bradleys Both CP School, Skipton, North Yorkshire
  • Clifton Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Cockburn College of Performing Arts, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Cottingley Primary Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Endeavour High School, Hull, Humberside
  • Fishergate Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  • Heritage Primary School, Peterborough, Cambridgshire
  • Hermitage Primary School, Hermitage, Berkshire
  • Heworth Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Holy Name RC Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Hookstone Chase Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Huby Primary School, North Yorkshire
  • Huntington Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Hutton Cranswick Primary School, Driffield, East Yorkshire
  • Kingsway Primary School, Goole, East Yorkshire
  • Marfleet Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Middlestown Junior & Infant School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Nascot Wood Junior, Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Netherton Infant and Nursery School, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Northcott Special School, Hull, Humberside
  • Our Lady and St Brendan’s RC Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Rawcliffe with Clifton Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Rush Green Infant’s School, Romford, Essex
  • Salterhebble Primary School, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Sirius Academy, Hull, Humberside
  • St John the Evangelist RC Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Bingley, West Yorkshire
  • St Thomas More RC Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Wansbeck Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Wheldrake Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Wilberfoss Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Willowtree Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Woodthorpe Primary School, York, North Yorkshire

Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist (Yorkshire based provider of mosaic workshops across the UK)

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Example of a school mosaic design drawn up by the artist Sue Kershaw, for school approval

Clifton Primary School mosaic design

Clifton Primary School mosaic design

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