Learning Classics is a bit like putting on a magic pair of 3-D glasses. Once you start delving into the language and the culture, you'll start to see it all around you. This blog is a record of the club's journey through the worlds and language of ancient Rome and Greece... and through modern times, too, searching for the influence of classics all around us. You'll also be able to find vocab, home tasks, links and generally enlightening info here, too.

30 May 2016

Lesson 23 - Marvellous mosaics

I've come to four inescapable conclusions about mosaic-making, each confirmed again by today's session:

(1) It's almost impossible to make a mosaic without breaking into song. Jaszmine's grouting-themed lyrics were quite something.

(2) There's always someone who tries to eat a tessera (mosaic tile), thinking that they look like sweets/breakfast cereal.

(3) There's always one perfectionist in every mosaic class.

(4) For some reason, I can't remember the term 'tile cutters', and always end up calling them 'snippety-snips'.

Here is a selection of the amazing creations:

Earth and sun (Taiwo, I think)

Hannah's unicorn

Delina's Shrek

'A' for Ashantae

Shantay's owl 
Smiley (Ketsia)

Hassan's silver & gold pattern

'D' from Adrian

Rebecca's pattern