Before I share this week's video with you, I wanted to introduce you to a few artists, all of whom use collage in their work, in completely different ways.
First, meet Jane Davies, a Vermont artist who uses collage and handmade papers to create amazing abstract visual images. Jane paints many of her own papers, and then cuts them up to make her collage paintings.
Also, my third grade artists will remember the Eric Carle Collage project we did in January! You can "visit" his Children's Book Art Museum here.
Romare Bearden was a renowned artist who lived in Harlem and documented the life of Black Americans in the 1960's. What is most notable about his collages is how large they were, making the art bold and the issues presented large and powerful. You can look at his work and learn about him here.
Finally, a few years ago, I took a really cool collage / painting class with Karen Olah, an artist from North Carolina. Ms. Olah uses fabric and painted paper in her collage work. I love the tactile quality the fabric gives her pieces.
Now, you an watch me create a collage. To help me focus, I decided to make my collage based on the word WATER. If you are having trouble thinking of what to make your collage about, picking a word that makes you happy is a great place to start. I really miss being in the water right now, so I thought that making a collage about that would help!
Enjoy and be well! Can't wait to see what you make with your collages and drawings! Remember to email me your collages!