Quick forward to this assignment, this was one of my student’s favorite projects, I think because we sometimes may have a hard time representing our ideas with the things we create so when we appropriate images from others and incorporate them in a collage it can help us express an idea.
How I made collages work at the middle school level
- Preview all of the magazines you may have in your classroom-remove any inappropriate images, National Geographics have several
- Put a bin/box for all cut scraps at each table
- Each student needs their own pair of scissors and glue stick
- Have them arrange their collage first before gluing down the pieces.
Here are my two examples, I had my students create two collages because it gave them practice at organizing space and creating a composition.
Here are my resources that I created:
Powerpoint: surrealist collage <- This is about what collages are
Day 2: Powerpoint 2 <- This is about project specifics
Back up: dali-worksheet