The Ancient Art of Mosaics

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Local artist Esther Tollen visited the students of HHS to teach the ancient art of mosaics on May 20. Students heard from Ms. Tollen about her art career and gleaned helpful techniques for mosaic making, such as keeping the layer of grout (the adhesive agent) consistent on their mosaic tile and the value of keeping a flow of material sizes moving through the piece. Students then worked throughout the afternoon to create their own unique masterpiece. After completion, the tiles will be permanently installed in the high school’s art wing.

“Our district's support of cultural arts programs allows our students to experience different art forms first hand,” said art teacher Ms. Eugenia Ritter, “and it’s truly an invaluable experience for our young artists.”