Could there be anything better than enjoying an exhibition during the vacation period? Although it is summer and school time is over, we wouldn’t like to loose the chance of sharing a project made by our pupils.
The subjects involved in the project were Latin and Arts. In these subjects, our 4º ESO graders were working the whole year to create a Mosaic. It is not a random Mosaic —not at all— it is a Mosaic based on Greek Myths in which you can find: Hercules, Theseus and the Minotaur, Centaur, Medusa, Europa, Chimera, and Pegasus.
The targets of this project were based on getting to know the main characters of classic mythology, finding out the mosaic methodology – used in ancient times- and creating a timeless artwork.
Apart from creating the Mosaic, the project englobes many activities. First of all, the students needed to study all the Greek-Latin mythology. Part of it was to understand each myth and make great research about each. During the Art lessons, each student had to draw a character from the myth, and all of them participated in a selection process. The aim of it was to choose the best ones for the exhibition. Also, the students were able to replicate the mosaic techniques used by the Romans with current materials. The materials that our pupils used were old fashion and recycled CD or DVD – the raw materials, CD or DVD not used anymore-. Once the students have collected the raw materials, they broke all of them into pieces and painted them. Then, the pieces were literally baked to make them pretty much shinier and beautiful. After that, they had to glue the pieces in a poster board, where the myth was previously drawn. Finally, they put the pieces together to created e mosaic. It was not an easy task but the result has been extraordinary. At the end of the process, all the pieces of art were exhibited in the school to be enjoyed by everybody.
Therefore, we are delighted to share with you part of the exhibition in the pictures below. In all of them, you can find the hard work made by students and teachers during the length of the project.
Hope you like it as much as we love it!