|I have spent a lot of time teaching kids of all ages in public and private schools and vacation care. As a result I have created products and techniques that work very well in classrooms. These 'teach the teacher' programs allow me to share what I have learnt with anyone who teaches groups of children. Examples of our workshops include: |
The residents of aged care facilities have also enjoyed creating mosaic murals with us. The 'teach the teacher' workshops are also suitable for any leisure coordinator who would like to introduce mosaics as a regular activity. The tools and techniques are tailored for elderly artists.
Mosaic products and projects for schools
I am very aware that each school is different, with varying budgets and unique needs. Keeping this in mind I developed a lot of cool products that are safe to use, fun for kids and educational. Products are based on the school curriculum and come in kit form or as individual pieces allowing you the freedom to pick and choose. Prices start at $7 per child.
I have also worked with schools to create large mosaic murals that can be installed indoors or out. These murals are usually based on a special school event or curriculum topic. They can be completed by single or mixed age groups. Kids will learn about design, installation and mosaic techniques. You can choose to run intensive sessions to complete the mural quickly or use class time over a term or two. We often include handmade tile making so the kids can create truly original art.
I am very happy to work with you and your school to understand your needs. I am confident that we can design workshops and products that meet your learning requirements that suits your budget.
A product catalogue, photos of completed kids work and references can be provided on request.
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Teach the Teacher Kids Mosaics
Duration- Recommend 6 Hours at a time that suits you. Can be delivered as half or full day workshops.
Course Objective: Teach Teachers how to make and use mosaics to create original artwork while focusing on learning outcomes. Teachers will learn all about mosaic tools, materials and techniques including design, construction and installation. They will learn how to apply this knowledge in a Classroom setting.
Practical Training covers introduction to mosaics, inspiration, safety, work area set up, design techniques, tools, cutting techniques, questions and answers. You will complete a 15cm x 15cm, simple design that using the direct method.
How to use Mosaics in the Classroom:
- Participants will be shown the Kits for Kids Catalogue and be introduced to products suitable for Kindy to 12 Students.
- Participants will be shown how easy it is to use these products in the classroom .
Optional: handmade tiles. Some materials are included but there is an additional firing fee.
All mosaic materials will be provided but teachers will need to bring their own personal items such as notebooks, hand towels, gloves and aprons if they wish.
$50/hour which includes some materials and tool use for 1 to 4 teachers at our studio in Botany. We can run this workshop at your school or other location. Please contact us for a quote.
Teach the Teacher Sculpting using Paper
Duration - Recommend 6 Hours at a time that suits you. Can be delivered as half or full day workshops.
Course Objective: Create your own unique sculpture using recycled materials, paper pulp and paper layering. Learn how to use these techniques to teach Students in school.
- Introduction, design, choosing appropriate materials, installation considerations, how to build simple armatures or moulds using recycled materials, how to make paper pulp and use paper layering to complete your project, how to use these techniques in the classroom
- fee covers some materials and tool use.
MATERIALS: Whilst some materials are provided teachers should bring their own materials as follows: