Tunisian Mosaics

Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: Visual Art Studios at St. Albert Place (Art Gallery of St. Albert)

Program Delivery: In Person

Tunisia is home to one of the largest collections of mosaic art in the world. The Roman Empire spread this ancient art throughout its African settlements in the early centuries of the common era. Between the second and sixth centuries, intricate patterns, ornamental designs and complex imagery turned practical floor coverings into works of art.


  • Ancient civilizations
  • Creativity and its relationship to computational thinking
  • Communities in the World


Student Outcomes

  • Learn about symbolism, beliefs and culture
  • Students analyze colour as an element of art
  • Create art for enjoyment


Suggested Pairings

St. Albert and Tunisia – Musée Héritage Museum