SIMPLE COLLAGE: ACTUAL and VISUAL TEXTURES
With a specific list of materials to be used, Introductory level students were asked to create composition which contrasted the two types of textures. Ideas were not sketched first--just directly created with the materials at hand. All styles of art were valid and an interesting arrangement was to be achieved. Completed work varied from realism (left) to abstract (right). It was a wonderful beginning.
A "RECIPE" COLLAGE
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Students had 2 class periods to complete the design. Most beginners were able to organize thoughts about shapes and how materials would be used for them. We reviewed how each material could be bent, broken, cut, torn, bunched up, pierced, etc. They were encouraged to be inventive with all.
Students were urged not to glue anything until all ideas had been attempted and accepted. This permitted "change of mind" for improved placements, recuts, and better organization. Students were also invited to add collage materials of their own. On the reverse side of the design they were to write a short explanation which defined actual and visual textures and where these appeared in their design. Evaluation was based on following directions, use of materials and placement of design objects. Drawing competence was not a top priority at this time.
|Level one students had requirements of greater demand. Please explore their "Layered Collage" which involved mixed media in Collage 2, a composition work which took a bit more time.|
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