In this week's Art Challenge, we are going build on the collage skills that we learned last week. This week, we will select letters and words from magazines, cut them out, arrange them into a meaningful artistic composition, and then glue them down. I hope you have fun with this and make something meaningful.
For this weeks creative challenge, I want to suggest that you make a collage by cutting out pictures from a magazine. All you need for tools are: old magazines, scissors, glue, and a base support (paper or cardboard). To make a collage, you first come up with an idea. Then you cut out some pictures from the magazine that you might want to use. After you have cut out a lot of pictures, and before you glue anything, try to arrange the individual pieces on your paper. Once you have the composition all arranged, go ahead and glue the pieces down. The picture below is of an abstract design, but you could make your collage about anything, ie., sports, animals, food, etc... Have fun and make it meaningful.
In today's post, I want to suggest that you create an art work inspired by the book "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds. If you don't have the book, I've included a link to a reading of the book on YouTube. Enjoy and have fun!
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