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Laura Strother - Visual Artist

Mosaics with Laura Strother 6-8th grades

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend, Unknown
Residency, On Campus Program, Unknown
6th, 7th, 8th, Talented/Gifted, Special Ed


Students will explore the ancient techniques of glass and ceramic mosaics by designing and executing a group project. Students start with a brief history of mosaics and do online research for samples. Students then design group project, prepare chipped glass, cement, grout, and clean work for display. Older students make larger, more intricate projects, based on research and personal sketches. Overall, students get the full hands-on experience with professional materials and the satisfaction of learning a new technique and seeing the end product. Larger scale projects for a community garden or school installation can be created beyond the scope of this class as well. Special projects pricing depends on the design and the amount time needed to complete project with students on site. Special projects require working with artist beforehand on design, budget, and scheduling.

Students Will

  • LITERACY CONNECTION: Piece by Piece!: Mosaics of the Ancient World, by Michael Avi-Yonah, ISBN: 978-0822532040
  • use professional materials and tools.
  • design, cut, and place tiles using traditional methods.
  • grout and clean all artwork for display.
  • research and learn history of mosacis.
  • manage materials, tools, and clean-up.


Dates: Available Fall 2019 and Spring/ Summer 2020, Mon-Fri
Times: In-school: 8am-3:00m, after school: 3:30-6pm
Duration: Mosaics requires a minimum of 4 visits per campus.
School Fee: $500 for four classes in-school or four days afterschool with a onetime materials fee of $100 per campus
Minimum Attendance: 6
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Classroom must have good workspace and either have a sink or be adjacent to a bathroom.
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please contact Laura Strother at 214-632-2882 or at [email protected] to book programs. Please be sure to include your name, school, and site coordinator's name along with a phone number. Please indicate the best way to get in touch with you during the school day.
Deadline: Bookings MUST be made at least two weeks before
Cancellation Policy: A Program is considered booked after an email confirmation is received from Laura Strother. Any cancellation must be made two weeks prior to start date or risk paying the full fee of the class. Laura will work with you to reschedule dates based on her availability. Please check your desired dates with the district's master calendar for any possible conflicts or testing dates that might interfere with your program.
After School Policy: A teacher or school representative must remain in the classroom during afterschool program at all times to enforce attendance and/or school policies. Laura Strother is not responsible for signing students out, attendance, or discipline of any kind. Students who fail to show up for one or several dates, run the risk of not completing a project and may not have finished artwork to take home.

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