Friday, November 11, 2011

Collage on my mind: a homeschooling lesson

For a scrapbooker, I have been guiltily remiss in doing more art lessons for Matt. Today being a Friday, and also being 11/11/11, and after a hangover of watching "Puss in Boots" (still laughing at the hilarious cat with the intriguing "oooh") last night, Matt and I declared it as an art day.

Matt has been wanting to do a pizza craft from an episode of the Asian version of "Art Attack". But the modeling clay he used never dried out properly. I suggested to him we could make a paper version instead.

And then I found this site with a Shape Collage Pizza project HERE.

So, here is Matt's art creation for today:

Also, Wikipedia always helps. Find the basic info HERE.

"A collage (From the French: coller, to glue) is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblageof different forms, thus creating a new whole.

A collage may include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

The term collage derives from the French 'colle' meaning 'glue'. This term was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art."

It took 30 minutes to go online, find the Wikipedia entry, and cut and paste the pieces for the pizza collage. We really should do this more often.

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