Jun 30, 2011

Steps of the Mosaic

Making a mosaic has many many steps. If you look at my previous post, you will see that we worked with clay to make mosaic fish and sea creatures, but that is only the beginning. To make the mosaic, first the 3rd and 4th graders glued down their ceramic piece. Then the other grades helped by placing down tiles around the fish. We put brown and black tiles on the ocean floor and blue and green tiles in the sea.
None of the tiles in the picture below are glued down yet. We were still moving things around to decide how we wanted it.
Now we started gluing! Wear gloves while working with liquid nails. I had liquid nails stuck on my hands for a few days.
Kiara was smart and wore gloves.
After everything was glued (which took A LONG time) we put grout in between all the tiles. The mosaic is FOUR PANELS large!! I hope it will be installed this summer.
Ms. Elleby painted the fish on the panel you see below.
I painted the two fish on the second panel.

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful. How long did it take to complete it? Could you give the directions?