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Mixed Media Collage

Art Teacher: Ms. Todd


Essential Questions
What is a collage?
Which artist started the collage
technique?
What is a medium in art?
What is mixed media?
What is a composition?
Analytical Vs. Synthetic
Cubism
Analytical Cubism
(Pre-1912): The
subject is broken apart
and reassembled in an
abstract form,
emphasizing geometric
PABLO PICASSO, Factory, Horta de Ebbo,
shapes. 1909 (oil on canvas)
Synthetic Cubism
(Post 1912): Instead of
breaking down a subject
into pieces, it involves
assembling cut paper
fragments pasted into
compositions (Collage.)
PABLO PICASSO, Still Life with Chair
Caning, 1912, Collage & oil on canva
PABLO PICASSO
(Born in Spain: 1881-1973)

The first use of collage in


fine art came from Pablo
Picasso in 1912, one
example being "Still-Life
with Chair-Caning", in
which he used printed
oil-cloth that looked like
chair-caning, as well as a
rope encircling the
painting to form a frame.
*COPY ART TERMS IN
SKETCHBOOK*
COLLAGE: Its name comes from the French verb coller, which
means to glue . The work of art is made by gluing things to the
surface.

Collage became an art form during the early 20 th century of the


Synthetic Cubism Period (Modern Art) by the artists Pablo
Picasso and Georges Braque.

MEDIUM: This term refers to the substance the artist uses to


create his or her artwork (ex. paint, clay, markers, newspaper,
etc.)

MIXED MEDIA: A technique involving the use of two or more


artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage
that are combined in a single composition.

COMPOSITION: The placement or arrangement of visual elements


in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work.

The first use of collage in fine art came from Pablo Picasso in the
year 1912.
ixed Media Collage
1.Practice drawing your free
choice image on your sketch
paper. Show detail in your
sketch!
2.Glue (collage) ripped pieces of
newspaper/books pages onto
construction paper-fill entire
page. Dry on rack.
3.Draw your image (animal, object,
etc.) on 9x12 paper then trace Student Examples:
on tracing paper with sharpie.
(Optional: Add color for details.)
4.Cut out your drawing on tracing
paper, then collage (glue)
tracing paper drawing onto your
newspaper/ book pages collage.
Smooth out the edges of your
tracing paper to get rid of air
bubbles.
5.Write your name on the back of
your artwork before you collage!
6.Leave artwork on drying rack/set
aside to dry & clean up your
work space.
Closing Review
Questions
What is a collage?
Which artist started the collage
technique?
What is a medium in art?
What is mixed media?
What is a composition?
Materials
Sketch Paper
Drawing/Construction Paper
Ripped Newspaper or Book Pages
Pencil/Eraser
Sharpies (Black or Assorted Colors)
Tracing Paper
Gallon of Elmers Glue or Gloss/Matte Medium
Paper/plastic plates or bowls
Collage/Glue brushes
Drying Rack
Scissors (optional)
Resources
Images: Previous Student Artwork
Google Image: Picasso Collage
http://csmt.uchicago.edu/glossary20
04/collage.htm
http://arthistory.about.com/od/glossa
ry_c/a/c_collage.htm
http://arthistory.about.com/cs/gloss
aries/g/m_medium.htm
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/mi
xed-media