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Re: Mosaic art

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 17:56:23 -0400


I have an idea for mosaic art. At the beginning of the year I attempted a
colors spectrum watercolor lesson with my fourth graders. At the end of
third grade I ended with w-color so it seemed easy enough to expand their
knowledge base. We began with three sheets of paper, where I explained how
to create all the colors using only the primaries, etc. then a sheet of cool
colors and one of warm tones. After this part, which they all found totally
thrilling..they love abstract color painting stuff at that point, I
explained about what a mosiac was, etc....history, examples, etc... We then
selected an animal and outlined it on black paper. Then they had to select
one sheet of their painted spectrums. Cutting it up into teeny pieces and
reassembling it into the spectrum into the animal. They were amazed that
their outlined shape on the spectrum was way too big at the end Because of
the tiny space in between....it fascinated them. With the remaining sheets
they could use them in other ways or create a border around the edge of the
sheet. The results were absolutely amazing. People stopped to ask me if the
sixth graders had done them. It really was successful in many ways..color,
watercolor techniques, mosaic, assembling, etc. Stephanie