Saturday, October 20, 2012

"This is fun!"

Wednesday's Art Club meeting was just! Last week, students learned about Henri Matisse and explored several of his artworks, in particular his collages. Students loved the bright colors and the organic shapes that he used. Inspired by what they had seen, students began sketching their own ideas for their collage artworks.

However, our collages will be different this time from what students have created in the past. Instead of being limited to only a few materials, students will be using a wide range of materials to create their collage including wrapping paper, aluminum foil colored with Sharpie, construction paper, magazines, newspaper, and painted paper.

This week in Art Club, students spent the entire meeting creating their painted paper. Students really enjoyed painting their paper with the tempera paint and using combs to swirl the paint creating lines and textures. Everyone made a variety of painted papers using around 6 different individual color choices.

I can't wait to see how their collages will end up! Art Club members have thought up some great ideas for this project and they are incredibly excited about starting to apply their papers to their canvas board next week :)


  1. Great fun, making painted paper - you've inspired me to incorporate this into my lessons more - collage and cut-paper projects are so much more satisfying using paper that you've created yourself :)

    1. Thanks so much!!! I haven't created painted paper with my students in a long time. I forgot how happy it made them to create their own unique paper! It is something that I will try to do more often!