Saturday, 28 June 2014

Day 17-June 29th: Reflecting and Looking Back on The True Meaning of Our Mosaic Journey

As we look back at the past 17 day journey and two teachers from two entirely different school districts in Indiana, we summarize this journey with the following quote by Tikkun Olam:
       "The world being broken, maybe it isn't that we are supposed to find the pieces and put them back together. Maybe we are the pieces and what we are supposed to do is come together.   That is how we stop the breaking".

Day 15 & 16- June 27th & 28th: Final 2 Days of Orsoni Mosaic Workshop in Venice, Italy

Mrs. Hilger's Final Orsoni Mosaic

Mrs. Sorrells' Final Orsoni Mosaic

Last Evening in Venice at Sunset

Our mosaic friends and final mosaic artwork from the United States, Russia, India, and Mexico.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Day 13- June 25th: Mosaic Works In Progress At The Orsoni

Mrs. Sorrells and Mrs. Hilger are shown below working on their mosaics with ancient techniques at the Orsoni.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Day 12-June 24th: Mrs. Hilger and Mrs. Sorrells Tour The Angelo Orsoni Mosaic Foundry

Shown above is an Orsoni employee mixing color in the special kiln located in the foundry used to melt silica and soda ash with metal oxides.  

The photo above shows samples of  colored tiles available for purchase across the world.

This Orsoni worker is cutting the larger pieces of tile into smaller pieces with a special cutting machine.

The Orsoni Foundry is one of only three manufacturers in the world and produces over 3000 color choices for mosaics!!!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Day 11-June 23: First Day of Orsoni Mosaic Workshop

Mrs. Hilger and Mrs. Sorrells attended the first day of the Orsoni Mosaic Workshop in Venice, Italy. Tonight they are experiencing technical difficulties with uploading images on this blog. They have posted photos for tonight's blog instead on Facebook. Thank you for joining them on their journey.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Facts About Italy

Music Sent To You From Italy

Canals & Transportation in Venice

Venice is built on 117 small islands and has 150 canals and 409 bridges, of which only three cross the Canal Grande. The historic center is divided into six districts : San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce, Cannaregio and Castello, covering an area of 7.6 sq. km. The main channel is the Grand Canal, which in its zig-zag across the city, from the train station and arrives in San Marco.




Water Buses are the main means of transportation to get
from one place to another within the city.

Water Taxi

Day 10-June 22: Local Businesses