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School mosaics

School mosaics
MOSAIC WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOL

I provide taught mosaic school sessions in both primary and secondary schools across Yorkshire & the UK.



EXAMPLES OF SCHOOL MOSAIC WORKSHOPS:

Every mosaic session 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 (e.g. 1 m 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 undertake a range of additional mosaic themed activities such as word-search, history comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise.

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 undertake a range of additional mosaic themed activities such as word-search, history comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise.

OPTION 3: MOSAIC A MIRROR:

Children will each mosaic their own mirror (26 cm 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 word-search, comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise included.

OPTION 4: MOSAIC A COASTER:

Children will each mosaic their own coaster (10 cm sq) to take home during a 1.5 hour session. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic word-search, comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise 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 word-search, comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise 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.

I HAVE A:
- a teacher's qualification
- a community artworkers qualification
- a clear Enhanced DBS certificate (formerly CRB)
- a certificate in Safeguarding Children (Level 1)
- public liability insurance
- testimonials
- professional membership of British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM)

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

SCHOOL MOSAIC WORKSHOP LINKS TO THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
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, word-search and comprehension exercise
ICT – designing a mosaic on the PC and exploring other mosaic artists via the web
geography – exploring mosaics across the world e.g. holidays abroad

I have provided mosaic workshops in schools since 2008 in a wide variety of schools including rural, urban, special needs, public, private, small and large.

Having successfully applied for Arts Council funding, I worked for two years with MIND (Hull & East Yorkshire) to create mosaics with disadvantaged children, promoting positive mental health through expressing creativity, aged 5-13 years old across schools, with children's charities, children's centres, youth centres and out of school activities.

If you would like advice please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to work with you! To discuss a taught school mosaic session, mosaic workshop or community art project please email sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk