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In the course of this workshop, children are initiated to the art of mosaic making, using paper. They will choose their palette of colors via a selection of paper cut-outs that they will then paste. In this process, children will re-interpret the landscapes and portraits they chose to create an original and unique work of art.

This workshop is open to children from 3 to 13 years of age. Children under 4 years old must be accompanied by an adult.




A few words on mosaics

A mosaic is traditionally a piece of art produce by assembling small pieces of colored glass, ceramics, stones and other materials. It is mainly used within the scope of decorative arts and interior decoration.

Mosaics are dated as far back as 3000 years before our era. They appeared first in Mesopotamia. Ancient Greeks and Romans have used mosaics to ornate their homes, temples and public spaces. The Byzantine Empire produced many breathtaking mosaics, as well as the first Christian who ornate their basilics and churches with religious scenes.

Paper mosaics, as they presented during this workshop, find their origins in the “collage” techniques of Cubism, Dada, Surrealism and, as from the 1950s, in Pop Art.

Les mosaïques façonnées avec du papier, telles qu’elles sont abordées dans cet atelier, sont les héritières des techniques de “collage” apparues au début du XXème siècle avec l’avènement des mouvements artistiques:  Cubisme,  Dada, le Surréalisme et dès les années 1950, le Pop Art.

Practical information

Date: Saturday 18 March 2017

Times: from 10 am to 12 pm

Ages: This workshop is recommended for children from 3 to 13 years old. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Atelier du Square, rue François Bonivard 4, 1201 Genève. See map further below on this page.

Fee: CHF 45.- per enfant for 2 hour workshop, materials and snacks included.

Enrollment : Please download the enrollment form here. Complete it and scan or take a picture of it and return to eurydice@arts-expression.ch. Payments are due on signature of the enrolment sheet. Thank you.

Information : Eurydice Labaki, eurydice@arts-expression.ch, +41 (0) 78 696 12 45

Location of the workshop: Atelier du Square, rue François-Bonivard 4