Sophia Othman

Mosaic art & Concrete Sculpture

dragon mixed media mosaic mural school art project lead by sophia othman bay area mosaic artist

Dragon – School Mosaic

Elementary school students help assemble dragon mixed media mosaic art.
dragon mixed media mosaic mural school art project lead by sophia othman bay area mosaic artist

The students helped glue and staple mixed media materials to create a wonderful dragon mosaic.  

dragon mixed media mosaic mural school art project lead by sophia othman bay area mosaic artist
Raw clay dragon head ready to dry out before bisque fire.

Texture tools were used to add dragon skin dragon scale roughness to the clay dragon head. 

dragon mixed media mosaic mural school art project lead by sophia othman bay area mosaic artist

Red underglaze added to the bisqued handmade tile – ready for clear glaze and glaze fire stage. 

dragon mixed media mosaic mural school art project lead by sophia othman bay area mosaic artist
Dragon head and limbs are created with handmade ceramic tile.

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.  

dragon mixed media mosaic mural school art project lead by sophia othman bay area mosaic artist

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. 

dragon mixed media mosaic mural school art project lead by sophia othman bay area mosaic artist
Dragon Mosaic Mural School Art Project
sophia othman bay area mosaic artist prepares for a day of community mosaic art making
Preparing for Art Day mosaic making activities at Robert Semple Elementary School April 2017

Production assistance by Siram and Anne Marie Sacks and 4th grade students of Robert Semple Elementary School.

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