MOSAIC - Active Children Playing Sport
Tom, Kaaviyan and Grant, three students from grade 4, who have contributed to gymnasium mosaic.
Our year 3,4 and 5 students are having lots of fun creating another colourful mosaic mural on the wall of our gymnasium during their Visual Arts lessons this term. Helen Harman, our talented Artist in Residence, is once again guiding our students with her expert knowledge on their journey of this kinaesthetic, visually pleasing experience.
Our theme for this year has been “Active Children Playing Sport” which has tied in quite nicely with the current Olympic Games in London. The children initially made templates by tracing around bodies in poses representing a sporting activity. These stencils were then transferred onto the wall of the gym ready for the application of the tiles.
Children playing cricket, throwing basketballs, doing handstands and cartwheels are included in the design. Mirror tiles were used for the outlining of the athletic figures and a range of coloured tiles were used for the background.
All children were involved in the breaking and hammering of the tiles, the gluing of the pieces onto the wall and the messy grouting process. They have worked cooperatively and seemed to develop a sense of ownership and fulfilment for their group work on this project.
You can see some more photos in the photo gallery.
Julie McLeod -Visual Arts Teacher -August 2012