Thursday, November 1, 2007

Karalee State Primary School! Mosaic Marathon

Wow - today I visited Karalee Primary School, Ipswich and we had a mosaic marathon. 150 students (prep, grade 1 and grade 2) worked all day with me, my mother (mosaicking mum aka Shirley), art teachers and parents to make mosaics on plastic film for the amazing mosaic chair project, at the school.

After two years, waiting for the completion of the Community Hall on the school grounds, the mosaic seating area is under construction. Waiting in the wings are layer upon layer of mosaics on mesh, made by the school students two years ago.

The students today, are now part of the mosaic story and when the chair is completed, all students from the start of the mammoth project have taken part in the mosaic making.

What fun! I took out mosaic trays and the students worked their magic, random placement of 1cm x 1cm and 2cm x 2cm vitreous glass mosaic tile. We used mosaic plastic to lift the sections and also made indirect butterflies, hearts, suns etc.

We worked from 9 to 3pm and I am so proud of all involved. The chair under construction: 24 metres long! Set in the slope -the whole cement chair, top to bottom and behind will be covered in mosaic from smooth to 3-D! Inspiration, Gaudi of course and Australian Indigenous art, the flora and fauna of the Karalee area.

The Mosaic Bug sucks you in!

Coming soon, the truth about modern mosaics and the discovery of the mosaic bug DownUnder.

read all about it on Sandy's website soon. Keep checking the blog...

mOzaic Bug at Studio OzMosaics

mOzaic Bug at Studio OzMosaics
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