Conflict, 7th Grade:
To make the 2 chess boards on the chess table for the auction, we will be creating a tile mosaic. Each of the squares will be designed by a different student (each student will choose two to design). One chess board will have glossy cobalt blue squares alternating with textured lighter blue squares, and the other will have glossy black and matte artichoke squares.
The school had some tiles available for our use, but it proved to be a bit of a hunt to find coordinating tiles that would work with the colors we had. We were pointed toward American Olean by a parent, and they had a stunning selection of colors and textures. I highly recommend them if you are thinking of tiling something in your home.
Smashing the tiles with a hammer in preparation for the mosaic is quite satisfying.
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