What better way to commemorate 42 years working at the same primary school than to have a mosaic, made by the children, permanently on the wall outside the classroom? Since the teaching assistant’s name is Rose, there was an obvious theme when I took a selection of the children’s drawings to make the final design.
This is the design that the children worked from:
The children made the ‘Rose’ mosaic using the indirect method which involves drawing the design in reverse and sticking the tiles face down on the paper.
You can see here the name ‘Rose’ is back to front. Once the tiles are all stuck down the wall is prepared and tile adhesive applied to it. The paper is then turned over, tile side down, onto the tile adhesive and left to dry overnight.
It doesn’t look much at this stage but the following morning we soaked off the paper and then grouted the tiles which, as you can see, are now the right way round!