The French word coller means “to glue”. Picasso and Braque used the word in
the 1900’s in their paintings. When making a collage you need to FIND papers, shapes, colors.
ARRANGE these on a background. REARRANGE them to your liking and then glue
them. Interesting edges and layers can make a collage work!
Here are some materials and tools for collage:
- Construction paper
- Tagboard (for a stronger backing)
- Magazines and newspapers
- Wrappings and other decorative papers
- Small objects, such as buttons
- Stickers and labels
- White glue
- “Edger” scissors
- Paper punches
Collages can be still life, landscape, portrait, animal, non-objective. What does your collage “say?”
Some types of collage:
- Paper collage (torn and/or cut)
- Photo collage
- Texture collage
- Tissue paper collage
Resources: Romare Bearden, Picasso, Georges Braque
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