Collage - Art
Due Date: 9/9/2013
Subject: Art II
Working with Collage (the French word for Cut and Paste):
Cut or tear and glue-together makes the COMPOSITION. You are to compose a world
never seen before, one of your own, surreal. This means you organize the space the same
as you would if you were going to draw out the artwork. Plan foreground, background
and middleground. What will be your focal point? Is the composition balanced? Is there repetition and rhytm?
Collage needs to be VERY ORGANIZED! It has to be done very
carefully, planned well, and if the composition becomes too chaotic,
reworked (taken apart and arranged better before gluing). Every piece
or part should have meaning, a job to do, a relationship to the story
you are telling! Begin to glue only after you have arranged all the
pieces and Mrs. Chaney has checked it out. You can save your
arrangement by drawing around all the pieces or quickly (stick-like)
sketching out the arrangement or taking a picture of it. Glue to heavy
paper or matboard using tiny dots of glue along all edges and press down
with clean scrap paper, work this carefully to avoid smears, smudges
TOOLS for Collage: scissors, glue, matboard, scrap paper, pencil and paper to sketch, an
envelope to put pieces in (fold a sheet of paper in on three corners).
Get to know someone new, a classmate. Choose an aspect of their personality to emphasize (with their permission J.)
Cut two graphic images in half and fuse them together. You may
be as creative with the cuts as you wish! Graphic images can come from
magazines, posters, cd covers, labels, stickers, tattoos, stencils,
tshirts, or even book/ book pages (perhaps old and yellowed) etc.
2.YOUR own sketches/doodles/artwork or Fabric or tissue paper or Torn-together-Image
Use any of your sketches or any of your other artwork whether
complete or not or you can tear apart graphics just for color or texture
or fabric or objects creating a whole new image. You can also fuse
these if you like (see Fusion above).
The monster person does not have to be realistic, the image could symbolize the person’s personality or personality traits!!
The subject can come from any photos or even the negatives of
yours or mine. You can also fuse these if you like (see Fusion above).