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Gaudi’s Mosaic: Lizard from Parque Guell

November 17, 2016

Hola Chicos! Que pasa? Spanish Culture week was near and our visual art room brought everyone to a digital Barcelona, Spain. This lesson carves out learning regarding collage, overlapping layers, and to practice students’ motor skills by using scissors.

First students got to “walked thought” the street of Barcelona and “visited” some famous buildings built by Antonio Gaudi. They identified the Mosaic patterns and the colours on the buildings were not paint but tiles! In which it is very long lasting compare to paint.


After that they had a handout with a lizard on it. Instead of using broken ceramic to build to mosaics we used cut out paper pieces to add color layers on top. Students practice free-hand cutting and created different sizes and shapes of paper mosaics.

Then they glued down the paper mosaics on the related color areas and put a layer of latex glue on top of their collage which gave it a glossy seal.

On the last lesson, they cut out the finished lizards and folded it into half along the spine, created a three dimension form which brought life to the art pieces. After students continued practicing their cutting and problem solving skill, the visual art room finally turned into a home for lizard…






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