The tiles are laid out in place    Buxsted Jubilee Mosaic 2012   Two children look at the grouting to make sure all is covered   pupils get involved at all stages of making the mosaic

MOSAIC making projects

A popular technique for schools and community groups is mosaic making. We are able to facilitate small, medium or large groups design and make mosaics. We involve pupils in all stages of the design, laying out tiles, fixing and grouting. The mosaics are  for interior and exterior display. We provide all of the health and safety equipment and advise you about what you will need to make long lasting works of art. Many projects involve the wider community as well.  We bring history, science, maths and art and design into the learning process. This page contains example from a wide range of mosaic projetcs facilitated by Art Techniques.

Henfield Primary School West Sussex Community Mosaic Project 2012. 

This project was planned to bring the school and the village community together.  A wide range of village based sessions were planned and delivered. Designing and making a mosaic for the wall of the village Library was one of these projects. The mosaic was designed by pupils at Henfield Primary School for the outside wall of Henfield Library and planned so that it involve local residents. It was made on a paved area outside the Library with all pupils attending the workshops in groups. The local resicents were invited to take part and get involved in working with pupils from the school. The making moved inside when the rain started to fall.

This was made as part of a commnity project in the village with Arttechniques  Henfield Primary recieve funding donation for their community mosaicMosaic  Situated in the village Library wall and made by the school on site to include public.

A commemorative mosaic was also made by pupils at Henfield Primary School. It was made in memory of a much loved member of the teaching staff who sadly passed away following her fight against cancer. The thought and care that went into the making of this mosaic was done with such love and care with all pupils showing a very positive attitude.

Puils make a commemorative mosaic    The garden of rememberance at St peters henfield  The finished commerative mosaic What a great team of pupils at St Peters working together to finish this meaningful mosaic


Little Horsted C of E Primary School centenary mosaic made in 2005. The making included all pupils, teachers, support staff and the Govenors.

A panel of the centenary mosaic at Little Horsted  Everyone in the school community got involved.  Selecting the correct tiles for the making is important.  Using glass tiles and smashed tiles. Tiles are carfully placed i position  The mosaic takes shape and all pupils staff and Governers get involvd  The cross was made from broken section of two beautiful coloured tiles  Pupils add tiles Care is taken with the grouting  Small panel decorate the edges of the mosaic   Yellow grout is used  Small beads are used to add in the ribons for the May pole


St. Peters Infant School, Portslade 2011. Mentoring groups of pupils with a mosaic project can be a significant and long lasting social and confidence boosting experince for pupils who may find some aspects of school difficult. Communication skills are boosted and a long lasting sence of achievement can be reached.

St Peters motto mosaic  These attractive hand made ceramic sections developed skills for pupils  Making your own feature tiles for mosaics.


Harbour Primary School, Newhaven 2013

Pupils from the Junior school council were involved in the first school mosaic made with Art Techniques. This included the school logo for the mosaic design. Pupils made a underwater mosaic for the school hall at Grays Infant School.

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The original mosaic

Infant children love to see their mosaic finished  Harbour Primary staff make new mosiacs for display outside the school  Harbour Primary school mosaic takes shape  Mosaic made during Inset training at Harbour Primary School

South Down Primary School has recently merged with Grays Infant and Nursery School to become Harbour Primary School. Staff from both sites attended an Inset Traing Day in Jan 2013 which included making two mosaic with Art Techniques.  Pupils finshied off the projects the staff had started. Both mosaics now hang outside the school buildings at the Western Road and Church Hill sites.

Th cormarent mosaic made by staff at harbour primary school    This mosaic is at the school entrance



The Ark Public House Projects from 2003

A number of funded projects went on display at the Ark, West Quay, Newhaven. The first ever mosaic project with Art Techniques was made by experimenting with the process incorporting 15 individually decorated panels totalling 30 feet. The panels included fired clay sea creatures. The mosaic lasted 10 years. It was hand stuck and involved infant aged children. As no maintnance to the frame was undertaken by the owners, sadly this mosaic has now been taken down due to salt water and rain getting behind the panels due to lack of maintanance.


This mosaic is positioned along the harbour wall out side the Ark public House   The children are pleased with their work

The wall mosiac was the largest project to date for Art Techniques.  Involving all students from Start Art and Smart Art classes for 5-18yrs. The projects were part funded by NCDA and the Pub Land Lord. A lot was learnt about the process which guided subsequent projects.  The groups went on to make a boat and under water sea shapes for the beer garden with the then Major, Robert Robertson making the certificate presentation.

all 032  15 two foot panels are made  One of fifteen sections made by Satrt and Smart Art  One of fifteen panels  Grouting is done by the older members of the group    These fish ae placed onthe walls inthe garden at the Ark public House  The project involved twenty four local children and young people


Denton Island Nursery Mosaic Project 2005

The Community Centre mosaic Denton Island, Newhaven  Children can touch the pebles and tiles when they go out to play  Section of the Denton Island Community Centre Mosaic  The bright colours catch your eye  Mosaics last for years when made well on strong treated boards Children aged 3- 5 years made paintings and collages based on an underwater topic. Carol Havard translated the work into a mosaic design for the Denton Island Community Centre Garden.

The War Momorial Replacement Project, Newhaven 2008

Four panel are made to decorate the base of the Chapel Street Sculpture   Tide Way pupils get involved  One of four panels of the Capel Street mosaic Newhaven  CIMG2166  One of four panels CIMG2022  CIMG2037  CIMG2034

Pupils from Tideway Comprehensive School Newhaven

Pupils entered a design competition. The winning designs were made into a new mosaic for the base of the site where the town War Momorial once stood.



St Joshephs Catholic School Brighton 2004

Four individual mosaics were made by year 4 pupils to be displayed in the school hall.

Dec Jan  pics 004     St. Josephs 113    Mosaic Tree St Jospephs  Mosaic Rainbow St Jospephs   The mosaic were all made by pupils at St Josephs School


Meeching Primary School, Newhaven Mosaic Project 2002

This stunning mosaic was made with tiles donated by parents.

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Ringmer Primary School

The National Association of Fine and Decorative Arts (NASFAD) part funded this striking school emblem.

Soaking the tiles from the mesh  The mosaic follows the design which has been drawn onto the backing board  The tiles are laid out in place    All of the pupils were involved in this NASFAD funded project.  Ringmer Primary School  pupils lifting the mosaic very carefully as it is stuch to the bottom of the brown paper    Carol stirs the grout  Appling the adhesive  2 children look at grouting  Pressing down on paper with mosaic underneath_


Hertford Infant School Year 1 class mosaic project

Hertford  pupils in year 1 make mosaics for the play ground  Hertford Infant pupils make the rainbow and hot air balloon

A week long project involving drawing , painting and collage aided the design for the making of mosaics for the school playground.  Pupils learnt alot about materials and team work.  


Icklesham Primary School ‘One World Mosaic Project

 One of four mosaic panels   Icklsham school hall mosaics   Icklsham school mosaic

The school motto was incorporated into the mosaic panels.


Peter Gladwin School logo mosaic commission 1998

A commission made by Art techniques

This mosaic still hangs outside Peter Gladwin. Drawings become mosaics inthis panel from St Mary Star of the Sea year 2 project funded by Creative Partnerships.


A back ground heps pupils try out different colours allowing the class to see a variety of ways to colour the same design     The beach huts as part of the St Marys Star of the Sea Mosaic


The gallery below shows you photos of school and community mosaic projects that the Art Techniques Service has facilitated.