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Lesson Plans


re: mosaic tessarae

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Teri S. Mason (terily)
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 08:15:45 -0500


Cardboard cereal boxes, pizza boxes, etc are also great, and a lot
heavier than magazine pages.

<<I have done mosaics with sixth grade-and high schoolers- by using
"tesserae" cut from magazine pictures. Ignoring the pictures themselves,

the kids need to look for varieties and gradations of the colors they
need. I have them cut the pieces into small angular shapes which they
then mount on black construction paper or poster board. They leave about

1/16 " in between pieces. When all is dry, I mount them on cardboard and

coat them with acrylic medium. The magazine colors provide a broad range

of color and do not fade as readily as construction paper. Linda in NC>>