Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Way to Make a Collage

I used these images in the Art Club class on collage to help get the students started.
When I make a collage, I usually start with an interesting image. The image might come out of my collection or I could search through magazines for something fresh. I found this pumpkin in a Martha Stewart Magazine and I really liked it. I already had this goat that I really liked, and I put them together.
In picture #3, i just wanted to point out that everything looks cool with wings. You can put wings on almost anything and make it look magical.
Ultimately, I did not keep the wings on my goat. I found a lot of nice pictures of fruit that I decided to use, including and apple that was grasped in a hand. A lot of my collages have kind of surreal look to them. I just get a kick out of that.
At this point in the process, I've made up a story about what is going on in the collage. Sometimes I will add words that help explain. Here, we just have a goat that likes fruit. Maybe the goat is having a dream about fruit!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful little lesson here from a fellow collagist - Love seeing the process and what you have done here!