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Introduction 0:47

Why Mosaics in the Art Room?

A Brief History of Mosaics 2:08

Mosaic Artists to Study 2:02

Connecting Other Subject Areas 3:36

Practicing Mosaic Techniques Using Paper

Material Options for Paper Mosaics 1:39

Techniques to Practice 1:00

Paper Mosaic Projects 6:57

An Introduction to Mosaic Tools

Basic Mosaic Tools 7:47

Additional Tools and Supplies for Mosaic Making 1:34

Keeping Your Space Safe and Clean 2:42

An Introduction to Mosaic Materials

Options for Adhesives 2:26

Getting Started with Grout 10:00

Custom Tile Making Ideas

Creating Custom Plaster and Gel Transfer Tiles 7:31

Creating Photo Inlay Tiles 2:34

Project Ideas

Beginning Project Ideas 2:04

Advanced Project Idea 5:02


Conclusion 0:34

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Mosaic Techniques

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to get started with various mosaic supplies and materials.

  • 2 Explore mosaic making basics and dive deeper into creating custom-made tiles.

  • 3 Immediately add depth and interest to your sculpture curriculum.

The ancient technique of mosaic making is a versatile and engaging medium that can be difficult to introduce to your students. In this Learning Pack, survey a variety of approaches for introducing mosaic qualities, materials, and techniques. Discover simple tips and tricks to share with students as they dive into the world of tesserae and grout. Gain specific ideas for practice activities and more advanced lessons all while exploring best practices and innovative ideas in mosaic making.  

Connected National Visual Arts Standards:
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Kim Jensen

Kim Jensen

PRO Facilitator and High School Art Teacher

As a practicing artist and high school art teacher, Kim strongly believes in the power of artistic expression to transform individuals and communities. Kim is committed to mentoring students to become independent, assertive, and cultured adults and believes that being an active artist is essential to being an effective art teacher and community member.


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