In class this week, we have been studying Isaiah Zagar, who is most famous for his "Magical Gardens" in South Philadelphia. The students looked at images of his eye-catching and familiar artwork in our city, and they learned about the process of creating a mosaic.
After studying Zagar and this form of art, my students constructed their own mosaics out of construction paper. The theme for these mosaics were the four seasons in honor of Earth Day on April 22. As they manipulated the paper "tiles" around the composition, their mosaics came together beautifully! See below for some student work!
Jimin, 11th grade
Amarilis, Grade 10
Daniel, Grade 12