Mosaic is a way of designing patterns, pictures or abstract art, using pieces of glass, ceramics, or any other materil that can be pieced together. The earliest known examples of mosaics made of different materials were found at a temple building in Ubaid, Mesopotamia, and are dated to the second half of 3rd millennium BC. They consist of pieces of colored stones, shells and ivory.
MOSAICS IN THE CLASS ROOM
In the class room mosaics are great fun, made from small pieces of coloured paper. Simple outline shapes are filled out by sticking the pieces with glue. Children from nursery school to secondary can use this method to produce pleasing results.
Nursery children at SHIVa Preschool, Sri Lanka make mosaic hearts and mosaic gourds.