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4th Grade Masterpiece Mosaic of "Goldfish" by Henri Matisse

Masterpiece Mosaics: a Collaborative Art Project for Grades K — 8

These col­or­ful projects, which I call “Mas­ter­piece Mosaics”, were a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort by my stu­dents in grades K through mid­dle school. Each grade level cre­ated their own copy of a famous paint­ing — six mas­ter­pieces in all, on dis­play now through Christ­mas at our local art store. These were really pretty easy to do, and […]

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Mosaics

Mosaic projects can be adapted for all ages. Just fol­low these direc­tions and use larger tiles and a smaller back­ing board if work­ing with young chil­dren.… or any­one with a shorter atten­tion span! His­tor­i­cal exam­ples of mosaic art have been found in Roman ruins through­out Europe and around the Mediter­ranean. Tra­di­tional mosaics were made from tiny […]

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Middle Eastern Inspiration

School’s out and sum­mer has begun! I’ve just returned from two amaz­ing weeks in the Mid­dle East, vis­it­ing fam­ily in Jor­dan and explor­ing the mar­vels of this rich cul­ture! The carved city of Petra, ancient Roman ruins and spec­tac­u­lar desert land­scapes were just a few of the many won­ders I dis­cov­ered there. In this land […]

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