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:
location (internal or external)
whole school activity or specific years
number of children
dates for delivery/completion
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
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