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. These were really pretty easy to do, and super FUN! We’re hoping they’ll command a high price at our school auction in the spring!
Check out the rest of our Masterpiece Mosaics below. Then try this project yourself with the art masterpiece of your choice. Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to purchase a convenient pdf with photos and step-by-step directions for this project!
You will need the following materials for one Masterpiece Mosaic:
- Inexpensive fine art poster (I ordered ours online from AllPosters.com and Art.com – all one company, by the way!)
- Card stock (black or white, depending on your print)
- Oil pastels
- Foam core board (black or white, to match your card stock), cut to the same size as your poster
- YES! Paste
- Old credit card or plastic membership card
- Mod Podge (gloss)
- 1-1/2″ foam brush
- Uni Frame for hanging (optional)
Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to purchase a convenient pdf with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos for this project!
You can also have students make their pieces larger than the original (for example, enlarge a 3×4 section onto a 9×12 piece of construction paper) and put the pieces together to make a mural for the wall. This is more challenging for the younger kids, but can also be really fun to do! I’ve done mural versions of this project successfully with 4th grade and up.