In art class, we have been looking at different contemporary artists for inspiration. We looked at Arturo Herrera and Ellen Gallagher and how they work with collage and image manipulation. Students made their own collages from magazines and paper focusing on balance, repetition and the rule of thirds.
Ellen Gallagher manipulates (alters & changes) magazine images to make some very large scale artworks.
Students experimented with magazine images, other papers, glitter and paint.
Students also experimented with chalk and paint on book pages.
Now we are working with a variety of different art materials to explore mixed media art.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.