Friday, April 10, 2020

Self Portrait Collages


I am so excited to introduce what quite possibly could be my all time FAVORITE Art Camp!
I gathered inspiration from Meri Cherry's studio for this project and love everything about it. I love the color, the layers, and most importantly, the unique and stunning final product that was created by my awesome kiddos!

These classes took place back in January 2020, before we've had to cancel in person Art Camps due to Covid-19. These will 100% be back on the calendar once we are able to reopen the studio.


We used an art board, and at the end added matting to frame it and really make the piece pop!
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This project focused on layers and texture!
We used oil pastels first, and spray painted with liquid watercolors to create a fun background.
Scrapbook paper, washi tape, and stickers added more dimension to our pieces before adding the black and white photographs.



The only initial prep I did for this project was printing and cutting out black and white "selfies" of the kids for them to then glue down on their mixed media collage.


To finish it off, we used 3D alphabet stickers to spell out our names on our beautiful pieces!


There is so much that I love about this project...seeing how confident these kids are while creating something so open-ended, watching them work together and blend ideas, materials, and creativity simultaneously...it's quite magical! 

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