The term collage comes from the French verb coller, which means to glue or stick. Developed in the early 20th century, this abstract technique uses found and fancy papers that are glued directly to a canvas or other surface to create visual or textural features. Our glitter collage art lesson plan incorporates the collage technique and the use of glitter to create a visually engaging and unique piece of art.
Glitter Collage Art Project
Influential artists who have created pieces using the collage technique include Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Hannah Höch. Students will create a composition using line, shape, color, and space to create a collage that includes both complementary colors and varying textures.
Careful use of scissors, rulers, and glue allows students to create a piece that features a variety of geometric shapes, patterned and plain paper, and glitter glue. Be sure the glue is used to enhance but not overwhelm the design. See the full art lesson plan at the link below!
Construction paper and washable glitter glue work together to turn a black mat board into a collage masterpiece. The special decorative paper will make each individual art piece stand out as a glittering example of creativity in the art room.
Tips for Creating Glitter Collage Art
Try these tips to help young artists create a visually engaging and personal piece of art:
- Have students spend time researching collage artwork and make notes of things they like from other artists to use as inspiration.
- Discuss the creation of collage pieces using different types of lines, shapes, colors, and patterns. Offer young students tips on cutting out shapes.
- Start with a sketch of the general layout of the collage. This will help students plan their paper placement and colors.
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