Families traveling to Rome often rush through the cities, checking places off their list. At Arte al Sole Rome, we like to stop time – in Ancient Rome – to help kids look deeper, expand their horizons, or, in the case of our mosaic workshop, pay attention to detail.
Our Roman Mosaic experience begins with an exclusive museum visit which gives families a bird’s eye view over a huge mosaic work covering the entire floor of a very large room. Kids can pick out animals involved in a hunt – and marvel at how, using simple small marble pieces, the hunters and hunted are so perfectly rendered.
Then, it’s off to our mosaic workshop, where kids get to see the typical patterns of Ancient Roman mosaics before choosing a design and getting down to craft their own.
Here is a step-by-step process — Or check out videos of kids at work on our Facebook Page.
HERE’S OUR HOW TO FOR ANCIENT ROMAN MOSAIC MAKING 1. TRACE YOUR DESIGN 2. SELECT YOUR COLORS 3. CUT STONES INTO TESSERAE
4. GLUE IN PLACE 5. USE FINE STONES TO FILL GAPS 6. FINISHED WORK
Kids will be learning even more about Ancient Rome during Family Tours & Workshops or our June 25-29 Summer Camp(9:30-3:00 Mon-Friday)! Which takes place at partner site, the Kolbe Hotel – just near the Circus Maximus and walking distance to all of Rome!Summer Camp Programs will be held this summer in Umbria – Sicily – Florence & Lucca with family art exploration & activities in Venice too! Find out more atArtealSole.com