Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Shape and Line Elements of Art Collage Project

It has been fun to figure out how much media I can cover before letting go of the Element of Art: line, and moving onto shape. This project was a good bridge, as students choose simple shapes. I have foam stencils for things like an apple or butterfly. Anyone who wanted to pick something else like a house or heart, I could draw and cut out of Braille book cover plastic, which is indestructible and easy to work with. A few students were able to do their own drawing, like this bald eagle. Students used glue stick to attach strips of magazine pages to cover the entire thing before trimming up the lose edges.

The finished shapes were glued to pieces of mat board or paper, and a couple of them fit into small frames I had. Thinking about how lines can use to add color and texture to shape really incorporates a lot of elements of art, but when discussing subject matter, shape was king. It was such a simple assignment that most students were able to make several pieces, and the finished products were crowd pleasers.

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