After a year-long delay, because of COVID distance learning needs, the planned glass tile mosaic promoting healthy food choices, was created, installed and dedicated at Steven Dohanos Elementary School in Lorain Ohio. A large blank wall in the school cafeteria, just opposite the serving area was a perfect location for the project. Before we began, I met with a group of fifth graders to create a design using the Adobe Photoshop program. Next, we set up large tables in the school gym, next to the cafeteria, to lay out the glass tile mosaic pieces. After adhering the mosaic tesserae to panels of cement backer board, the custodian and I attached the panels to the wall. The project was then grouted, edged and ready for dedication.
All Dohanos students, from pre-k to fifth grade participated in creating the glass tile mosaic. To preserve social distancing, students rotated in and out in small groups. Here several fifth graders laid out the glass tile tesserae.
More fifth graders working on the project. Shown nearest to the camera, the Ohio Arts Council logo superimposed on a school sized carton of milk.
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The mosaic “Let’s Eat Healthy,’” in place on the Steven Dohanos Elementary School cafeteria wall. (Right view)
The mosaic “Let’s Eat Healthy,’” in place on the Steven Dohanos Elementary School cafeteria wall. (Left view)