TY students learned to use glass-cutting tools to cut coloured glass sheets into small tesserae tiles. The tiles were glued onto glass panels laid over their paper-design, developed from discussions in art class. Working in small groups, the students grouted the mosaic glass into position. Later the Transition Years created wooden lightboxes in Technology class. The glass panels were then attached to the painted boxes and wired with two light bulbs.
The three panels are ‘Corr Réisc na hInse – The Heron of Ennis’, ‘An t-Iasc agus an Snáthaid Mhór – The Fish and the Dragonfly’ and ‘Madra Uisce na hInse – The Otter of Ennis’.
This project helped students to develop new skills, learn to create collaboratively and a really enjoyable introduction to Stained Glass and the elements of art and design.