Let me just get this out of the way. I am in love with Google Drawings. I know it is often overlooked by many in favor of Slides, Docs or Forms but Google Drawings is my number one go-to for pretty much anything – especially when it involves creativity.
I am always looking for new and interesting ways to utilize Google Drawings in my technology class. So when my friend shared pictures from Julie Lyle of these cool mosaic art lighthouse drawings created with Google Drawings I knew I wanted to work it into my class.
I never assign my students anything without doing it first so I figured out how to create them and made my first piece of mosaic art! I thought it turned out okay and put it on Twitter.
The response was amazing! The kids loved it. Twitter loved it. Everyone wanted to know how I made it so I created a list of steps to follow so that you can create your own!
Tip: The zoom tool can come in handy here depending on your picture.
Tip: Using a chrome extension like ColorPick Eyedropper will allow you to find the hex code of the exact color you are trying to match.
Here‘s the thing. Making the mosaic, while incredibly time-consuming and sometimes frustrating, was fun! Like most creative ventures, there was a feeling of purpose and relaxation. I got the same feeling I do when I am adult coloring or working on my bullet journal. Engaging and practicing creativity allows for a sense of purpose and accomplishment on one’s own terms.
This does not mean that the mosaics do not also have practical purposes.
The possibilities for lessons are vast, but the opportunities for creativity and accomplishment are endless!
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