|Father's Day Collage|
By definition a collage is:
Teach your child (students) the impact that collage has had on artists, such as; Henri Matisse, Romare Bearden, Eric Carle, and Pablo Picasso. Display artwork if possible.
Classified: Medium and is great for the 4 and up crowd.
Please note: When I taught this in school I had the child represent him or herself by finding images that showed the world who they were. Instead of the word "DAD" you may change this lesson and use their name to make it an any day art lesson and not strictly a Father's Day present. I taught this to second grade students.
What you need:
- Magazines, local ads, photographs, tickets, etc.- anything that represents dad. *Special note: I strongly advise pre-looking through magazines and such for inappropriate content.
- 3 sheets of 9x12" black paper
- Optional: Letter Stencils
1. Discuss with your child (students) the term collage and the artists that are most noted for this type of art.
2. Then have them think of their dad. If the children are older have them write down some ideas on what represents their father. Ask "What does he like to do?" "What are his hobbies" "Does he have a favorite food?" So on and so forth.
3. Look through photographs, magazine clippings and anything else that they have prepared to visually represent dad.
4. Cut out the items and glue them onto the black piece of paper, making sure that each image or item slightly overlaps the next.
5. Continue to work until no black paper is showing.
7. Glue on top of the collage.
|DAD Letters on collage|
8. Trim 1/2" around the entire collage and glue on to a separate black sheet of 9x12" paper.
9. Frame and give as a gift.
Vocabulary: collage, overlap, artist