Photo Source // Kamil Wojciak
By: Kamil Wojciak, Staff Writer
On March 23rd, students had the chance to craft their own personal mosaics that they were allowed to keep. The students had many options to craft mosaics, with different types of canvases, and a great amount of tiles to choose from.
Now for a small lesson on mosaics, mosaics are art that consist of assembling tiles to create an image; these tiles have limitless options, factoring from material, size, shape, color, and more. Surprisingly enough, the earliest evidence of mosaics can be traced back to the third millennium BC in Mesopotamia.
Now, back to the event that took place, students had a great range of options on crafting their mosaics. For the tiles, some tiles they had were shaped as squares and triangles, with different sizes. The remaining tiles were actually all asymmetrical, as they were all personally cracked at the event. Even with the great options for the tiles, the event also had different canvases that were available. Two types of the canvases available were standard, white, flat canvases that just deviated in dimensions and size. However, greatly stemming from the linear canvases available, students were able to use jars as their personal canvas.
The mosaic event was a great way to spend the weekend and stimulate our artistic sense within us. Hopefully, there will be more events like this in the near future giving students opportunities to be satisfied, creating and building their own personal art.