Saturday, December 4, 2010


Hello and Welcome!

This is a new place to look for fun art projects. As an elementary school art teacher, I find myself frequently googling ideas for art projects. Now I would like to share them with you and encourage you to make time to make art.

The first photo is of a work-in-progress. It is a tile mosaic which is on the front of our school building. It is currently too cold to work on it, but we will continue the project in spring. Although this is a large project, it is really quite simple. First we drew the outline of our design with chalk right onto the bricks of the building. Then we applied thinset mortar and let it set up. Then we gently pushed the tiles into the mortar to create our picture. After the mortar had completely dried, we applied the grout. If you look closely, you will notice different colors of grout. What a time consuming process! Next time we will limit our choices of grout colors.

Please visit this site again soon. I will be posting fun ideas for you to do at home or at school with your students.

Miss Karen


  1. Miss Karen... might I say WOW!!!!!!!! THAT IS ONE HECK OF A GORGEOUS MOSAIC. Can't wait to see it in person.
    Love, J

  2. What a beautiful mosaic and what a challenge..great job by your students. They are lucky to have you in their lives.