ERIC Number: ED347256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
The Gorgeous Mosaic: A Work of Art by the Schoolchildren of the World. Teacher's Packet.
This document is a packet of information for art teachers about the Gorgeous Mosaic, a project being carried out by the classroom art teachers of the world in which students individually draw portraits of the many different types of youngsters there are in their world on small cardboard tiles. The completed tiles are mounted on panels for exhibition. An introductory section describes the project and its background. The next section gives numbers of participating students so far (over 500,000 students as of 1990), measurements for the tiles and notes on logistics of material procurement, ways of keeping records of participants, and coordinating exhibits. A key section provides a guide to the lesson in which students make the tiles for the mosaic. Lesson components include the following: (1) motivation (a discussion of the concept and the ideas behind it); (2) a presentation of the method for making the tiles and creating the mosaic; (3) materials; and (4) tips on customizing the lesson. A concluding note discusses the importance of making the students understand the necessity of producing work that is appropriate and on target. Appended are a photocopy of a newspaper article on the project with two photographs, a project fact sheet, and a photocopy of a medieval mosaic. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Children's Atelier, Inc., East Brunswick, NJ.