Saturday, May 9, 2015

Onomatopoeia Painting

This is the last of our collage lessons.we are also moving into some ""Pop Art" style lessons.  This one was inspired by Roy Lictenstein.  We used tempera paint (only primary colors) and old dictionary pages for the collage.  When complete, they painted a layer of Modge podge over the top to get a shiny texture.  The students are fascinated with modge podge.  For many, this final step kept them motivated to finish.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Animal collage

Here is another collage project where we used the scraps that we've been saving from our last two projects.  It's a great way to make the most of the resources available in the art room.  Students created these collages right on top of  a black and white photo copy.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Intuitive collage

This project was inspired by a Soul Collage class that I recently attended.  Students were asked to combine images from magazines in an interesting way.  I think these reveal a lot about personality, spirit, and the collective uncondcious.  I will let the visual language that was created here speak for itself.

Truly inspirational and hilarious too!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Surrealist Collage Portrait

I got this lesson idea from the Becker Middle School Art blog. students really had fun with this one.  They were encouraged to be as wierd as possible.  They were asked to cut out a face (either human or animal) from a magazine.  Then they glued the face ( no hair or clothing) to a piece of paper.  Next they drew hair and clothing.  They outlined that with black sharpie and put a color wash on the whole paper.  This was accomplished using crayons markers.  They drew an outline with the markers and then used water and a brush to smear the color into the shape.
Many of these made me laugh out loud.  Good comic relief for the beginning of the end of the year!