Materials - Old magazines, scissors, glue
1. Look through the pages of several old magazines looking for images that you like. Think about finding an interesting setting/background, characters, and details that will add to the story.
2. Cut or tear out the pages containing the images that you like.
3. Carefully cut along the edges of each of your shapes. Don't rush the cutting, because carefully cut images will make an okay collage into a great one.
4. Take some time to play with composing the space, arranging objects and characters until your collage feels the most exciting and interesting to you.
5. Glue your collage pieces together.
Inspiration - Romare Bearden is an important American artist for many reasons, including his use of collage to depict aspects of black culture. Romare grew up in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance and his art is often compared to jazz music. His artwork communicates powerful themes of social justice and community.
|Romare Bearden, The Train|