This is a mixed media mosaic panel mural. 6′ x 2′ with metal, fabric, vinyl, handmade ceramic tiles, and paper. The design of a dragon was inspired by the school’s mascot, a green dragon. The elementary school students helped glue and staple mixed media materials to create a wonderful dragon mosaic.
Texture tools were used to add dragon skin dragon scale roughness to the clay dragon head.
Red underglaze added to the bisqued handmade tile – ready for clear glaze and glaze fire stage.
Cone 5 Stoneware fired dragon handmade ceramic tile. A blood red rich color. The metal, vinyl, mylar, paper, fabric used for the mixed media mosaic collage are visible where the head attaches to the neck of the dragon.
This mosaic project was mostly completed during two class sessions during Robert Semple’s Art Day in 2017. Handmade ceramic tile, pre-cut mosaic elements, and painted wood panel were prepared ahead of time. The students completed most of the dragon except where the legs attach to the body. See next image for completed dragon. The panel now hangs in the main office of the school where students can be proud to see their work displayed.
Production assistance by Siram and Anne Marie Sacks and 4th grade students of Robert Semple Elementary School.