Mosaic is a type of inlaid design composed of small pieces of paper, stone, metals, glass, beads etc generally used for decoration.
It is also the making of art work with coloured stones, beads, seeds or glass stucked together on a surface.
Mosaics have a rough texture.
Materials and tools in making mosaic includes beads, stones, pebbles, glasses, broken bottles, dress buttons, glue, gum, paint brush, knife, pair of scissors, ruler, plywood, hardwood and strawboard.
THE PRODUCTION OF MOSAIC WORK.
To produce a mosaic work, follow these steps:
Step 1: find different mosaic object.
Step 2: sketch or draw the desired image on a flat surface.
Step 3: cut or break the materials sourced in step 1 into pieces for usage.
Step 4: apply strong glue or gum to the surface.
Step 5: arrange the materials on your drawing according to plan. Continue this process until the desired image or form is obtained.
- Explain the meaning of mosaic
- State five (5) materials and tools for mosaic.
NOTE: Educators should guide the student in producing mosaic.
Design a mosaic with the aid of bead on a hard/plywood.
Cultural and creative arts for junior secondary school by SC Nguma. Pg 55.
USES OF MOSAIC.
- They are used in producing wall decorations
- Mosaic replaced the use of colours in painting picture.
- It is a method of creating forms such as mask.
- It is less expensive since most of the materials can be found readily.
- It encourages patience and endurance in students.
- It creates a beautiful effect when viewed from a distance.
- Mention three (3) uses of mosaic.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLAGE AND MOSAIC.
- Difference between the two lies mainly in the media. While mosaic employs only one medium, in collage, two or more media can be combine to create a picture.
- Mosaic could be executed on the floor without minding people’s movement on them. Unlike collage that could not be fixed on the floor for people to match upon.
- Collage is open up to wider range of materials than mosaic.
- Mosaic has older history than collage.
- Mosaic enjoys more permanence than collage. Mosaic is a painting for eternity while collage may not stand the test of time.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN COLLAGE AND MOSAIC.
They are both regarded as painting technique and they are two dimensional in nature. Both can be practiced within the classroom environment.
Explain the differences between collage and mosaic.
Write 2 similarities between collage and mosaic.
Cultural and creative arts for junior secondary school by SC Nguma, page 55, and Visual arts made easy for junior secondary by Ibrahim Banjoko, page 83
- Write five (5) uses of mosaic.
State two differences and similarities of mosaic and collage.