Art News from Ms. Champagne for March 2020

In art at MSKC, we are beginning to work with collage. We learned that a collage is a work of art that combines multiple materials and pieces of paper or other materials such as cloth, wood, yarn etc., placed together to make one complete work of art. We looked at examples of photo and paper collages before creating our own shape collages. Students practiced cutting and gluing lines and shapes using regular scissors, and then used paper edging scissors to create zig zag and curvy lines on the edges of their shapes. Students noticed that when they began to place multiple random shapes together, they were able to see realistic images in their collages. For example, a rectangle with a triangle on top began to look like a building. We enjoyed working with scissors and glue and exploring line and shape.

Leigh Champagne, K-5 Art