Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Collage Characters

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This lesson is about transformation.   The students explore the potential of objects and see them transform into a face, an expression or an emotion.   For this project we incorporated "found" objects to construct the face and to add details to the body.  Can you see the different expressions in each character's face?

 Inspiration came from the amazing art of Nan Fleming seen below.

 Trojan Horse

Nan Fleming, source

These were made a couple of years ago by K-1 students.  It turned out to be one of my favorite lessons.  I am sharing it now as it applies to my previous post and may give you some more ideas for a collage project and the use of texture plates.


  1. I love the idea and adore the results. I know I will try this with the kinders, but it looks like fun for any age:) Barb

    1. Thanks Barbara, it was actually super engaging for them as well as for me! Of course you know I had to make one for me too! I'd love to see how yours come out. By the way, these took about 2-3 45 minute class periods but they were quite large (11x14) or so.

  2. What a fun and creative project.
    Your students did an amzing job.