Garden Collage (also add a writing assignment of explaining the picture
or telling a story or writing a poem about it)
Grade Level: 1-3
Key Concept-Goal: The student will be able to make a picture using the method of collage. The student will understand and create, by applying a wide variety of media, techniques, and processes, to express visual ideas, feelings, and values through the use of art elements and principles.
Vocabulary: Collage, composition, cut out, texture, contrast, pattern, details.
Essential Skills-Objectives-Art Aims: After being shown how to cut out and paste or glue paper to a background so as to appear that it has been drawn there, the student will create their own picture using this same method.
Engagement Activities- Procedure: Take one sheet of blue 12x18 for the background. Use scraps of paper to cut everything else out and glue it down. Use contrasting colors to help make things show up. Cut the biggest pieces first and glue them down first. Smallest pieces will be last.
Materials: 12x18 construction paper for the background, scraps of construction paper, scissors, glue, newspaper.
Organization for distribution: Grocery line to pick up construction paper, couple pieces of scraps, scissors, glue, newspaper.
Work period-guidance: Set the background up to be long ways. Add the grass. Cut out the petals for the flower before you arrange them on the paper. Add centers, seeds, leaves and stems. If you have time you may add bugs, grasshoppers, butterflies, bees, etc to the picture. Keep scraps on the newspaper,
Cleanup: Put picture on my desk. Make sure name and room # is on the bottom. Put back scissors. Take good scraps and put them in box. Take newspaper and dump little scraps into the wastebasket. Have someone sweep floor. Put glue on my desk with tops closed and wiped off.
Assessment- Evaluation: Does it look good? Are there a lot of pieces on it? Did the student use the materials, techniques and processes correctly? Did the student consider the elements and principles of design?
Other Teaching Aids: Samples on board. Magazines: School Arts; Arts and Activities, Textbook: Discover Art, Examples and Visuals.
Higher Level Questions: Create a story or poem to go along with your picture. Explain what is good about your picture. Evaluate how your picture could have been improved upon. Evaluate what makes this different from a regular painting or drawing.