This week our artists got to work transforming their coloured, textured and patterned paper produced last week into a collage!
Maroon & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists tore their papers into pieces and chose interesting combinations to glue onto their card. We used PVA glue, adding a layer over the top of each piece to ensure that it stuck down well and to give it a shiny finish. We’ll be using our collages as a background for a painted portrait, which is next week’s job!
Amber, Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists also made colourful collages to use as backgrounds for a painted piece of work. We are going to be investigating the layered abstract work of Chris Ofili and producing our own interpretations over the top of our collages.
Jade & Emerald Class
Our year 5 and 6 artists used their collage materials to start a two week portrait project. We refreshed our memories of proportions of a face, using guidelines to position the facial features. We drew our portraits onto card, then traced them onto acetate using marker pens. We worked onto the card in collage, building up areas of our faces using different colours and patterns. Next week we’ll continue with this stage, before overlaying the black outline to finish off the piece.