>I love your idea! How many tiles did they do and what did you attach them
>How did you go about coming up with a theme that the whole picture had
>it and not just a bunch of different tiles? Did you apply the grout in
>the tiles and did the kids help?
>I had wanted to do a large scale project this year and thought of doing
>stones for a courtyard, but at this point there just seems like too many
>to work out and so the tile project sounds intriguing.
>Linda Kelty wrote:
>> Heather, This last year I had my 8th grade students create clay relief
>> of irregular shapes for a diversity mural. We incorporated mirror
>> marbles melted in the kiln directly on the kiln wash, shells, polished
>> stones and crockery fragments. You could have the custodian leave the
>> concrete a little lower, probably 1/2", then use exterior grade grout to
>> the pieces into. You can color the grout with latex or acrylic paint
>> if you want to do an abstract design using colors, maybe a "Starry Night"
>> version based on Van Gogh's style? If you go to a building supply place,
>> the grout comes powdered in a bag and needs the acrylic liquid to mix
>> it. Works easily on a horizontal surface, harder on the vertical. Keep
>> water on hand for rinsing yucky fingers and tools. I use rubber
>> I also use zip lock bags, mix the grout and liquid in the bag, snip off
>> corner, and apply it like cake frosting. Man, do I get good use out of
>> locks!! 1000 uses for... Linda K.