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School Mascot Takes on Mosaic Heights

School Mascot Takes on Mosaic Heights
Photo Courtesy of Lisa Carlson, Mesa Middle School
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 4:36pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 4:39pm

Twenty-four feet of school pride beam in the cafeteria of Mesa Middle School's cafeteria, after a group of eighth graders create a giant rattler mosaic of clay tiles. 

As the first class to ever graduate from the school, art teacher Lisa Carlson encouraged her artists to leave a mark. The result was a black and gold school mascot made hundreds of glazed geometric pieces installed in the cafeteria wall. 

“The students' design “turned into a 24-foot long and three-to-eight-foot tall mosaic,” said Carlson, noting that her 54 student artists “did everything: the planning; the original drawing; redrawing it three times; making, glazing and firing all the clay tiles; installing hundreds of geometric pieces; and grouting. We were all real proud of their accomplishment,” she said.

 From NewsChannel 9, kudos to the graduates and artists!

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