Wintersession Highlight! Make Your Own Mosaic!

Nov. 21, 2022

Make a Mosaic! Learn the History and Technique

In this Wintersession 2023 workshop, each participant will receive a mosaic kit to complete and take home while Katy Knortz, art & archaeology graduate student, teaches them about the history of mosaics in antiquity. Chief Conservator at the Princeton University Art Museum, Bart Devolder, will also speak about the challenges the museum has faced in managing the many large mosaics held by Princeton from the excavations of Antioch-on-the-Orontes of 1932–1939. 

No artistic experience or technical skills or knowledge of art history is necessary.

“There were two reasons for putting this mosaic workshop together. One has been the interest I’ve seen from students when we share our sherd collections with them and the engagement they have demonstrated in the instructional workshops that Prof. Janet Kay and Sam Holzman (and others) have led. The other has been missing the Antioch mosaics we lived with (and, I think, took for granted) in McCormick Hall. I wanted to remind people that these mosaics are important, and to really experience the level of artistic and technical skill necessary to accomplish them.” - Julia Gearhart, Course facilitator and director of Visual Resources


  • Yichin Chen, Art Image Cataloger, East Asian Collections
  • Katy Knortz, Doctoral student, Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Bart Devolder, Chief Conservator, Princeton University Art Museum

January 17, 2023 | 10am–3pm | Green Hall 0-N-2

Register here starting December 1st.

mosaic of female with laurel crown