School mosaics

School mosaic - work in progress


MOSAIC WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOL


I provide taught mosaic school sessions in both primary and secondary schools across Yorkshire & the UK.

EXAMPLES OF SCHOOL MOSAIC WORKSHOPS:

Every mosaic session begins with an introduction to mosaics, materials, methods & examples of my/other mosaic artists work.

OPTION 1: SCHOOL MOSAIC:

Each child in the school contributes to a joint mosaic (e.g. 1 m sq) over the course of a week, one class per morning or afternoon. Sue will work with groups of 6 children at a time on the mosaic (Mon-Thurs, leaving Fri clear for grouting) while the remainder of the class undertake a range of additional mosaic themed activities such as word-search, history comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise.

OPTION 2: MOSAIC PAVING SLABS:

Each child in the school/class contributes to jointly create mosaic paving slabs one class per morning or afternoon. Sue will work with groups of 6 children at a time on the mosaic while the remainder of the class undertake a range of additional mosaic themed activities such as word-search, history comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise.

OPTION 3: MOSAIC A MIRROR:

Children will each mosaic their own mirror (26 cm sq) to take home during a morning or afternoon. Mosaic mirrors make great gifts which could be sold for school fundraising. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic word-search, comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise included.

OPTION 4: MOSAIC A COASTER:

Children will each mosaic their own coaster (10 cm sq) to take home during a 1.5 hour session. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic word-search, comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise included.

OPTION 5: INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS:

Children will explore how to make a mosaic using glass tiles to create temporary designs (without the cost incurred of making a permanent mosaic), which can be photographed (for display purposes) during a morning or afternoon. Additional classroom activities such as mosaic word-search, comprehension, quiz & drawing exercise included.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A SCHOOL MOSAIC YOU MIGHT LIKE TO CONSIDER:

- size
- location (internal or external)
- theme
- whole school activity or specific years
- number of children
- dates for delivery/completion
- budget

Please contact for prices of these options as they are dependent on location and number of children.

I HAVE A

- a teacher's qualification
- a community artworkers qualification
- a clear Enhanced DBS certificate (formerly CRB)
- a certificate in Safeguarding Children (Level 1)
- public liability insurance
- testimonials
- professional membership of British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM)

POPULAR SCHOOL MOSAIC THEMES

- school identity, name and logo
- children, including a range of skin tones, embracing diversity
- learning, illustrating school subjects e.g. a computer for ICT
- outside and play e.g. the school building, playground and green areas
- nature e.g. animals, birds, flowers, trees, weather
- healthy eating, e.g. 5 a day
- religious themes e.g. Noah and the Flood, a cross, associated Saint
- community and World, looking at the local community and further afield
- celebrations & anniversaries e.g. for a new building or centenary of the school

SCHOOL MOSAIC WORKSHOP LINKS TO THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM

- history: with particular reference to the Romans
- numeracy: calculating the number of tiles required and cost to cover a given area
- literacy: providing a written quiz, word-search and comprehension exercise
- ICT: designing a mosaic on the PC and exploring other mosaic artists via the web
- geography: exploring mosaics across the world e.g. holidays abroad

I have provided mosaic workshops in schools since 2008 in a wide variety of schools including rural, urban, special needs, public, private, small and large.
Having successfully applied for Arts Council funding, I worked for two years with MIND (Hull & East Yorkshire) to create mosaics with disadvantaged children, promoting positive mental health through expressing creativity, aged 5-13 years old across schools, with children's charities, children's centres, youth centres and out of school activities.

If you would like advice please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to work with you! To discuss a taught school mosaic session, mosaic workshop or community art project please send an email using the 'contact' button or call 07929 884759.



SCHOOLS I HAVE WORKED WITH INCLUDE:

Acomb Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
Acton Pastures Primary School, Castleford, West Yorkshire
Anglesey Primary Academy, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Asquith Primary School, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Barmby on the Marsh Primary School, Barmby, East Yorkshire
Bevington Primary School, North Kensington, London
Bishopthorpe Infant School, York, North Yorkshire
Bootham Junior School, York, North Yorkshire
Borras Park Infant School, Wrexham, North Wales
Bradleys Both CP School, Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Broom Cottages Primary School, Ferryhill, Durham, Teesside
Bude Park Primary School, Hull, Humberside
Burley St Matthias Primary School, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burton Road Primary School, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Clifton Pre-prep School, York, North Yorkshire
Clifton Primary School, Hull, Humberside
Cockburn College of Performing Arts, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cottingley Primary Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dishforth Airfield Primary School, North Yorkshire
Endeavour High School, Hull, Humberside
Epworth Primary Academy, Epworth, South Yorkshire
Fairburn View Primary School, Castleford, West Yorkshire
Fishergate Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
Galley Hill Primary, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Grange Moor Primary School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Halfway Nursery and Infant School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Heritage Primary School, Peterborough, Cambridgshire
Hermitage Primary School, Hermitage, Berkshire
Heworth Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
High Halstow Primary School, High Halstow, Kent
Holy Name RC Primary School, Hull, Humberside
Hookstone Chase Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Huby Primary School, North Yorkshire
Huddersfield Grammar School, West Yorkshire
Huntington Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
Hutton Cranswick Primary School, Driffield, East Yorkshire
Kettleshulme St James CE Primary School, High Peak, Peak District, Cheshire
Kingsway Primary School, Goole, East Yorkshire
Marfleet Primary School, Hull, Humberside
Masterton Primary School, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Middlestown Junior & Infant School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Moor Allerton Prep School, Manchester
Mottram C of E Primary School, Tameside, Greater Manchester
Nascot Wood Junior, Watford, Hertfordshire
Netherton Infant and Nursery School, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Newington Green Primary School, Islington, London
Northcott Special School, Hull, Humberside
Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
Our Lady and St Brendan's RC Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Parkwood Primary School, Keighley, West Yorkshire
Pendle Primary Academy, Lancashire
Pittenweem Primary School, Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland
Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rawcliffe with Clifton Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
Reedness Primary School, Reedness, East Yorkshire
Rush Green Infants School, Romford, Essex
Ryedale School, Nawton, North Yorkshire
Salterhebble Junior & Infant's School, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sirius Academy, Hull, Humberside
Southmead Primary School, Wimbledon, London
St Anthony's RC Primary School,Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire
St George and St Teresa RC Primary School, Solihull, West Midlands
St John the Evangelist RC Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
St Joseph's RC Primary School, LeedsWest Yorkshire
St Joseph's RC Primary School, Bingley, West Yorkshire
St Mary's RC Primary School, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire
St Patrick's Primary School, Rochdale, Lancashire
St Peter's RC Primary School, Middleton, Great Manchester
St Saviour's C of E Junior School, Westgate, Kent
St Stephen's C of E Primary School, Preston, Lancashire
St Thomas Primary School, Stockport, Greater Manchester
St Thomas More RC Primary School, Hull, Humberside
The Gates Primary School, Westhoughton, Greater Manchester
Wansbeck Primary School, Hull, Humberside
Waterhouse C of E Primary School, Staffordshire
West Heslerton C of E Primary School, North Yorkshire
West Rainton Primary School, County Durham
Wheldrake Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
Wilberfoss Primary School, York, North Yorkshire
Willowtree Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Woodthorpe Primary School, York, North Yorkshire

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Sue Kershaw
Mosaic Artist (York, North Yorkshire, UK)
www.mosaicart.org.uk
07929 884759

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