La Conner: Mosaic Art

La Conner Mosaic Art

Alex demonstrating the process in which he created his castle themed mosaic.

Today in the Art Room, member had an opportunity to create some awesome mosaics.

Below are the instructions so you can try this at home.

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Magazine pages or Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Small brush

Instructions

  1. Before you design your mosaic, look at old mosaics in books or online for inspiration.
  2. Sketch a design on the back of a paper plate; we chose a sun pattern.
  3. Tear out magazine pages printed with shades of the colors you’d like to use. Cut strips of the pages into small squares (ours were about 3/8 inch on a side). The shapes don’t have to be perfect — a little variety is what makes a mosaic interesting. You’ll also need a few triangles to fit in corners.
  4. Mix together equal parts white glue and water. To fill in the design, brush a bit of glue mixture on the plate, put the squares in place, and seal each with a top coat of the glue mixture. When you are finished, let the project dry completely.

We run our Arts Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm.

 

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