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Mosaics in schools

School mosaic - work in progress


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 send an email using the 'contact' button or call 07929 884759.

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
  • Barmby on the Marsh Primary School, Barmby, East Yorkshire
  • Bevington Primary School, North Kensington, London
  • Bishopthorpe Infant School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Bootham Junior School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Borras Park Infant School, Wrexham, North Wales
  • Bradleys Both CP School, Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire
  • Broom Cottages Primary School, Ferryhill, Durham, Teesside
  • Bude Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Burley St Matthias Primary School, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Clifton Pre-prep School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Clifton Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Cockburn College of Performing Arts, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Cottingley Primary Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Dishforth Airfield Primary School, North Yorkshire
  • Endeavour High School, Hull, Humberside
  • Fairburn View Primary School, Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Fishergate Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Galley Hill Primary, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  • Grange Moor Primary School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Halfway Nursery and Infant School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • 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
  • Huddersfield Grammar School, West 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
  • Masterton Primary School, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • Middlestown Junior & Infant School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Moor Allerton Prep School, Manchester
  • Nascot Wood Junior, Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Netherton Infant and Nursery School, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Newington Green Primary School, Islington, London
  • Northcott Special School, Hull, Humberside
  • Our Lady and St Brendan's RC Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Pendle Primary Academy, Lancashire
  • Pittenweem Primary School, Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland
  • Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Rawcliffe with Clifton Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Rush Green Infants School, Romford, Essex
  • Ryedale School, Nawton, North Yorkshire
  • Salterhebble Junior & Infant's School, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Sirius Academy, Hull, Humberside
  • Southmead Primary School, Wimbledon, London
  • St George and St Teresa RC Primary School, Solihull, West Midlands
  • St John the Evangelist RC Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • St Joseph's RC Primary School, LeedsWest Yorkshire
  • St Joseph's RC Primary School, Bingley, West Yorkshire
  • St Mary's RC Primary School, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire
  • St Patrick's Primary School, Rochdale, Lancashire
  • St Saviour's C of E Junior School, Westgate, Kent
  • St Thomas Primary School, Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • St Thomas More RC Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • The Gates Primary School, Westhoughton, Greater Manchester
  • Wansbeck Primary School, Hull, Humberside
  • Waterhouse C of E Primary School, Staffordshire
  • West Heslerton C of E Primary School, North Yorkshire
  • Wheldrake Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Wilberfoss Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
  • Willowtree Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Woodthorpe Primary School, York, North Yorkshire


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Sue Kershaw
Mosaic Artist (York, North Yorkshire, UK)
www.mosaicart.org.uk
07929 884759

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