Mosaic Fragment with Peacock Facing Left, Unknown, Roman, 5th-6th century. Gift of William Wahler.

Drawing from Antiquity: Mosaics


The Getty Villa

Using the exhibition Roman Mosaics Across the Empire as inspiration, discover the process of mosaic making in antiquity by studying the layers of stratigraphy from foundation to tesserae. Create a plan for a mosaic by drawing preliminary sketches, just like an ancient artist would. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Tour Meeting Place.

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