Fifth grade students have been exploring collage through the medium of digital photography.
Students began with taking self portraits in black and white on a neutral background.
Students photographed their partners in sections, focusing on parts of the face instead of creating a whole portrait.
The next step was to look at all of the images they had to work with on their collage.
After viewing the work of artist David Hockney and others who created collages from digital portraits, the students set to work on their own creations.
Everyone had different ideas on how to process their collage.
Most students had fun with this open-ended collage project.
The final step was to glue down their images onto poster board. The process was much like creating a puzzle of themselves.
Here are several examples of the students’ work which are now on display.
Kindergarten students recently learned to create a leaf collage.
Students cut out leaf shapes with scissors.
This required much concentration as everyone had to focus on the shape of the leaf.
Everyone enjoyed developing scissor skills.
The final step was to add a small amount of glue to their leaves as they created the collage.
Here are some examples of their work.
Second grade students completed their final project for the year which was a cat collage.
Students began by cutting out the basic shapes of the cat with newspaper.
This step required everyone to focus on size, shape and design as they drew and cut out the shapes for their cat.
There were many steps to creating the collage. Students glued down their work between each step.
Once the body was complete, everyone added details to their cat.
Everyone had their own vision for their cat.
Students explored and combined many new materials in the creation of their collage.
Everyone enjoyed the process of creating their cats.
Here are some examples of their cat collages:
First and third grade students created large colorful collage-based flowers for our final project this year.
Students chose a stencil shape and traced the shape on painted paper and cut it out.
After cutting out the large flower shape, students began to add various colors and shapes to their flower.
This required concentration as everyone had a unique idea for completing their flower.
There was a lot of energy as students worked hard to complete their colorful flowers.
Gluing was the final step to put all of the pieces together on their flowers.
Students enjoyed using the painted paper to create something new from something old.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
Kindergarten students learned about the artist Wassily Kandinsky this spring.
Students cut out a series of circles of various colors.
Students layered their circles in a concentric manner from largest to smallest.
Everyone glued their circles onto a square piece of construction paper.
After completing their concentric circles, students combined their squares together to create a collaborative piece of artwork in the manner of Kandinsky.
“I applied streaks and blobs of colours onto the canvas with a palette knife and I made them sing with all the intensity I could…” Wassily Kandinsky
Here are some examples of the students’ artwork:
Sixth grade students recently completed their painting projects that are now on display at the Art Junction in New Haven.
Students added color to their paintings after adding collage elements to their work.
Everyone enjoyed the spray painting elements that were added to their images.
Each group added final shapes of color to their images to bring their paintings to a conclusion.
Students worked as a team to add many layers of information to their mixed media paintings.
Here are some examples of their work.
I hope you will take time to stop by the Art Junction to view their art exhibition!
6th grade students added a collage element to their painting project recently.
Students added cut-up elements of a graphic of their names to their paintings.
Everyone worked together as they added the designs to their painting as a third layer.
Students learned to use new materials as they fixed their graphics to the painting with matte medium.
This week’s studio session really pushed students to explore new elements of art in exciting ways not explored before.