Cleveland Elementary is piecing together art

02/28/2014 4:56 PM

02/28/2014 4:57 PM

Mosaic artist Jeannette Brossart visited Cleveland Elementary Feb. 17 to teach students about her style of art. She worked with fifth graders, teaching the history and technique of mosaics, an art form that uses fragments of stone, tile and glass to make patterns and pictures.

Brossart led a discussion of the history of mosaics in world cultures including the Roman empire and the Aztecs, as well as the relationship of mathematics to the art form. She then led the class in two hands-on activities, including using square pieces to form letters, and using irregular pieces to fill in a simple star template. Brossart took the mosaics to her studio, where they will be finished and returned to the school this month.

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