The preschool class has been working on a mosaic art unit during the last month. At the beginning of the unit children watched a slide show of mosaic art examples and discussed the different pictures and medium used to create the artwork. Several activities were planned to enable the children to eventually create a nice mosaic picture.
The first project was open ended and permitted the children the freedom to create a mosaic without any constraints. The children could play with the triangles, choose any colors they wanted and glue them onto the black construction paper in any design they preferred.
An ongoing mosaic activity has been set up at the light table for the duration of the unit. Several overhead projection transparency sheets were printed with pictures for the children to fill in with different colors of overhead projector circles. The circles are stored in clear plastic paint buckets. Children could also view transparencies of real mosaic art pieces.
The children were given sheets printed with simple geometric shapes and directed to glue a different color paper in each section. The kids were very successful with this.
This week each child chose a picture that will be used in their final project. They are practicing glueing different colors of paper in each section. Next week they will begin making their mosaic picture with buttons on canvass.