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Digital Collage

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Fifth grade students have been exploring collage through the medium of digital photography.

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Students began with taking self portraits in black and white on a neutral background.

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Students photographed their partners in sections, focusing on parts of the face instead of creating a whole portrait.

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The next step was to look at all of the images they had to work with on their collage.

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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.

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Everyone had different ideas on how to process their collage.

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Most students had fun with this open-ended collage project.

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The final step was to glue down their images onto poster board.  The process was much like creating a puzzle of themselves.

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Here are several examples of the students’ work which are now on display.

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Leaf collage

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Kindergarten students recently learned to create a leaf collage.

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Students cut out leaf shapes with scissors.

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This required much concentration as everyone had to focus on the shape of the leaf.

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Everyone enjoyed developing scissor skills.

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The final step was to add a small amount of glue to their leaves as they created the collage.

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Here are some examples of their work.

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Cat collage

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Second grade students completed their final project for the year which was a cat collage.

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Students began by cutting out the basic shapes of the cat with newspaper.

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This step required everyone to focus on size, shape and design as they drew and cut out the shapes for their cat.

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There were many steps to creating the collage.  Students glued down their work between each step.

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Once the body was complete, everyone added details to their cat.

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Everyone had their own vision for their cat.

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Students explored and combined many new materials in the creation of their collage.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating their cats.

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Here are some examples of their cat collages:

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Flower power

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First and third grade students created large colorful collage-based flowers for our final project this year.

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Students chose a stencil shape and traced the shape on painted paper and cut it out.

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After cutting out the large flower shape, students began to add various colors and shapes to their flower.

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This required concentration as everyone had a unique idea for completing their flower.

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There was a lot of energy as students worked hard to complete their colorful flowers.

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Gluing was the final step to put all of the pieces together on their flowers.

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Students enjoyed using the painted paper to create something new from something old.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Kandinsky circles

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Kindergarten students learned about the artist Wassily Kandinsky this spring.

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Students cut out a series of circles of various colors.

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Students layered their circles in a concentric manner from largest to smallest.

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Everyone glued their circles onto a square piece of construction paper.

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After completing their concentric circles, students combined their squares together to create a collaborative piece of artwork in the manner of Kandinsky.

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“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

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Here are some examples of the students’ artwork:

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Completion

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Sixth grade students recently completed their painting projects that are now on display at the Art Junction in New Haven.

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Students added color to their paintings after adding collage elements to their work.

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Everyone enjoyed the spray painting elements that were added to their images.

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Each group added final shapes of color to their images to bring their paintings to a conclusion.

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Students worked as a team to add many layers of information to their mixed media paintings.

 

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Here are some examples of their work.

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I hope you will take time to stop by the Art Junction to view their art exhibition!

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Mixed media

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6th grade students added a collage element to their painting project recently.

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Students added cut-up elements of a graphic of their names to their paintings.

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Everyone worked together as they added the designs to their painting as a third layer.

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Students learned to use new materials as they fixed their graphics to the painting with matte medium.

 

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This week’s studio session really pushed students to explore new elements of art in exciting ways not explored before.