Nature Collages

30 Nov 2011

Category: Art Lesson Plans

nature collage
It’s that time of year again and with all our official assessment tasks completed, what to do with 3 more lessons???

nature collage
We went on a little excursion around the school and collected bits and pieces from nature. Admittedly, we don’t have THIS much flora in our school, so some kids decided to bring some nature from home.

nature collage
I gave each Year 7 student a piece of hard card and some super tac glue. I told everyone to think about composition as they glued down each piece, as good and bad composition is the difference between a lovely piece of work and well, a mess.

nature collage

We let them all dry and then spray painted them with some white undercoat.

nature collage

Acrylic paints were then used to add colour! I made sure everyone used a thin brush and emphasised the importance of being accurate with their painting of leaves etc, and they could use whatever colours they wanted.

nature collage

nature collage

I LOVED the results and I think they turned out much better than expected! I’m thinking I might do this again next year and use bigger pieces of card. What do you think?