Collage: Mixed Media

Collage: Mixed Media

Students interpret a descriptive passage of a story by assembling different forms and images to create an artistic collage.

Grade 3
Content Area Language Arts
Key Benchmark LA 3.3.3 Explain the difference between figurative and literal language.

Art Form Visual Arts
Art Benchmark FA 3.1.3 Use observational skills in creating an original work of art.
School Year 2010-2011
Artist Anita Broennimann
Unit Plan
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Lesson Plans


Assembling a Collage

Students are introduced to the art of Romare Bearden . Then, on a 18x12 piece of poster paper, students assemble and paste natural or manufactured materials such as magazine or newspaper clippings, bits of hand-colored or colored construction paper, photographs, textured materials, strings, ribbons, buttons, small sticks, seeds, etc. to portray images and feelings in a descriptive passage of a story they read.

Completing the Artwork

Students complete the collage and seal it with an acrylic medium.