Chalk Mosaic

Inspired by Gaudí’s Multicolored Mosaic Salamander
Designed for grades 4 & 5 Fine Arts, English Language Arts and Reading, Science
Formal Lesson Plan and TEKS information

Activity 1:

Let’s learn about Gaudí’s multicolored mosaic salamander. A mosaic is decorative art made up of small pieces of glass, stone, or other material. 

Image by 형준 김 from Pixabay

Play this video to virtually explore Park Güell, where “El Drac” is located in Barcelona.

Looking closely at Gaudi’s Multicolored Mosaic salamander how many wavy lines can you find?  How many blue tiles are in the orange wave that starts above the salamander’s eye? 

Activity 2:

Materials Needed:

  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Painters Tape

Use tape to create shapes on the sidewalk (This project can also be created indoors on large pieces of paper or cardboard.) How many different shapes and sizes of shapes can be made?

Time for Color! Use Gaudí’s mosaic salamander for inspiration!

Keep adding different colors and filling in the shapes.

Remove the Tape and step back to admire your work. Viola!

Share… Reflect!!!

How many shapes did you make? Do any of the shapes repeat?

If you could ask Antoni Gaudí a question about his Multicolored Mosaic salamander what would it be?

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Activity Designed by: Audra Lambert – Programs Manager, Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture
Lesson Plan Designed by: Amber Day Scott – Program Coordinator, Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture