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Learners are introduced to the art of Romare Bearden. Using a packet, they discover Bearden's theme of family and African-American history in his art. After viewing specific examples of his artwork, they identify the ways in which he used collages.
Fourth graders use polygons to create animal figures with symmetry. For this polygons and symmetry lesson, 4th graders create a symmetrical animal collage by cutting and gluing geometric shapes and figures from math activities.
Students explore collages. They observe collages created by a variety of artists. Student create both traditional and computer collages using "family gatherings" as the theme. They manipulate materials and work with various objects.
Learners create individual works of collage art using tissue paper, glue, and paintbrushes in this Art instructional activity adaptable for many different student levels. Emphasis is placed upon the works of Sister Mary Pertoli and her tissue paper collages.
Learners create a collage and identify the various styles of artists and illustrators. They read Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Bruce Wood and discuss his illustrations portrayed in the book. Students also create a collage and compare it to the other art forms studied in other lessons.
Old school collages go digital! Get creative juices flowing and let your class run wild with the ability to quickly import pictures from a variety of places, organize them on the page, add stickers, drawings, borders, and color effects, and describe what's going on in text boxes with fun font options.
First graders explore the work of Henri Matisse. They use shapes to create a collage. Students create texture in their collage by using various types of papers and they study how to use various materials to make one unified piece of art.
Students explore texture in art. In this textured collage art lesson, students observe and identify texture in famous artwork from artists around the world. Students plan and create a textured collage of a chosen animal.
Tenth graders discuss collage and photomontage techniques and artists, and how the art form can convey cultural or current issues. They research a collage artist, then design a topical or personally symbolic collage. Present their finished projects with a class gallery!
Students create a collage that displays their philosophy of life. In this life philosophy lesson plan, students research artifacts that tell about life, listen to songs, discuss how they can relate to these arts, and then make their own collage about life philosophies.
Students reflect on what it means to help those in need, then read and analyze poetry that illustrates the struggle of poor people. They create collages connecting current issues of poverty with poets' experiences.
Middle schoolers explore and experience jazz through collage. They listen to improvisational jazz, discuss the origins of jazz, then design and create a collage that shows jazz being played. This project will result in amazing works of art while boosting creative problem-solving and design skills.
Students, after discussing what they already know about collages and the people in their families as well as what they like to do with them, create a family collage that includes overlapping, shape, rhythm, positive/negative space, translucent, traditions and theme. They collect photos and then create their collages.
Complete with a vocabulary list, this five-day instructional activity outline may get you on your way. Your art class will research Collage technique and famous collage artists. They then create a collage using a gel transfer technique. Steps and materials are discussed but some of the blanks in this instructional activity need to be filled in.
Students create a collage in response to musical rhythm. For this visual arts lesson plan, students will better understand the connection between visual arts and musical rhythm. Students will follow the teacher's model of letting the replication of geometric shapes parallel the patterns heard within the music.
Collage projects are always fun and can connect to some interesting topics, such as mola patterns designed by the Kuna tribe. Children express their understanding of shape, pattern, detail, and design as they draw, color, cut, and then paste a repetitive pattern onto construction paper. The pattern becomes the background for their highly detailed drawing of an animal. Tip: Have pupils research the purpose and execution of traditional mola designs.
High schoolers explore the basic ideas behind the Surrealist technique of collage. Several Dali paintings are examined, collages are created, and a classroom museum set up.
Students create a collage or print and write an essay about an artwork they observe. For this art lesson plan, students write their opinions and influences they believe the artwork has.
Pupils research the life and works of Romare Bearden. Using his techniques, they create their own painted paste papers to use in a collage. They create the collage with a specific theme and uses the elements and principles of design.
Pupils make collages of different foods that are good and bad for their teeth. They also take a toothpaste flavor test in which the results are graphed and later carefully analyzed.