WHAT IS A COLLAGE?
A collage is a picture made up of lots of different materials - photos, drawings, paper, text, and whatever else you can find and glue down!
WHY MAKE A COLLAGE?
Combining images to create a new image can be a fun playful way to make art. Your collage might make a picture, or it might just abstract thinking about how shapes, colors and textures work together.
Maybe it will tell a story, make a joke, express an idea, or make people think, look beautiful, look weird, look scary, be a person, or a monster, or a machine.
HOW TO GET STARTED….
There is no right or wrong way to make a collage or any art - so sometimes that makes it hard to get started.
*Try finding a picture you really like, or something that catches your eye. Cut it out and place it on your page. Now - can you find something that if it went next to it - it would make you laugh? wouldn’t make sense? Or maybe makes perfect sense!?
*Try picking a piece of paper that has a colors, texture, or shape that you like - then build off of it thinking about how you create shape, movement, or patterns.
WHAT'S IN THE KIT
-Pages from old books or magazines, photos of people and landscapes, some newspaper pages, glitter tape, scratch off letters and shapes, tissue paper, etc.
-2 Glue Sticks
WHAT YOU'LL NEED AT HOME
-Any additional paper collage material you'd like to use
SHARE YOUR COLLAGE
When you're piece is complete take a photo, share it on Facebook, and tag @silvercityairmke! Or share it in an email using the contact form on the website and your work will be posted in an online gallery of neighbors art work!
Girlfriend Night, 2012, Collage, Della Wells