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Lesson Plans

Re:tile mural

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Betty Bowen (
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 15:55:25 -0500

Kelly - If it's going to be up there permanently, I much prefer the idea of
a unified image. Don't worry about "blank" tiles - they don't have to be
blank! if the necessary color or division of color is there, the student can
go on and embellish it how they like. That way, from "up close" it is
unique, but from a distance it becomes part of the larger image. Say one
square needs the top half to be blue and the bottom brown, it could, up
close, be a little aquarium. But from a distance the little bitty fishies
will be less visible and that tile will become a component of the larger
OR, if a tile really needs to be only one color, that doesn't prevent it
from being sculptural, bas relief, linear, etc.. It will still be very
unique and yet contribute to the larger image, just use a glaze that
enhances that quality.

I think that could make a very exciting piece. You could even use a
favorite work of art from history, like Van Gogh's sunflowers, etc., but
have each tile be a little unique work of art in itself.