Mixed Media Collage Assignment Ideas

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Learn New Hand Lettering Techniques from Joanne Sharpe

Posted onMarch 11, 2016byAmy Jones

Watch previews and find out about 4 new hand lettering instructional videos from artist Joanne Sharpe, author of The Art of Whimsical Lettering.

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Mixed-Media Memories and Mementos

Posted onMarch 9, 2016byTJenny

A guest post by Nancy Anderson Mementos, Memories, & Meaning in Mixed Media What I love most about mixed media is its flexibility, which allows one to work intuitively with minimal preplanning. When I’m not overly concerned about technique I …

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Three Creative Ways to Play

Posted onFebruary 26, 2016byTJenny

A guest post by Carolyn Dube What’s the #1 reason why I create art? It’s not to make a canvas or complete an art journal. It’s for creative ways to play. Why is play so important to me? Sure it’s …

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New Ways to Love Something Old

Posted onFebruary 9, 2016byTJenny

*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. Last night I got bored so I stared looking around the room. My husband knows that look and he gets a little bit nervous as my eyes pan around the room. Finally, my …

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Art Journal Play . . . Upside Down

Posted onJanuary 26, 2016byTJenny

A guest post by Carolyn Dube Are there rules to art journal play? Not in my world because I give myself permission to play in the way that fits me. Frequently, I play on random pieces of paper and then …

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Using Ephemera as a Collage Layer

Posted onJanuary 12, 2016byTJenny

A guest post by Maria Greene I love to mix paints with paper, fabric, and other media. Added material gives depth and layers to collage art. I like the interest it creates instead of using paints as the only medium. …

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Turn Your Word of the Year into Art

Posted onJanuary 6, 2016byTJenny

Do you pick a word-of-the-year each year? Typically, I do not. But the word “Perspective” kept popping up for me during December and I decided it was something I wanted to listen to and remain open about in the year …

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Layering Watercolor on Yupo

Posted onJanuary 5, 2016byTJenny

A guest post by Martice Smith II I absolutely LOVE watercolor! I wanted to experiment with layering watercolor on Yupo paper and Gina Rossi Armfield’s book No Excuses Watercolor inspired me to create a cute illustration, full of charm and …

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Find New Inspiration with the Jewel Loom

Posted onDecember 30, 2015byTJenny

Jewel Loom Inspirations: Quick and Fun Beading and Jewelry Projects by Julianna Avelar was released this month and if you have wanted to know how to get started with this super-easy-to-use creative tool, here’s your chance. The book also offers …

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Underpainting Loosely for Bold Paintings

Posted onDecember 29, 2015byTJenny

A guest post by Annie O’Brien Gonzales The following intuitive technique shows how underpainting loosely sets the stage for bold paintings. In my expressive painting workshops I am frequently asked how to stay “loose” when painting. To stay loose you …

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Advance Studio Art Lessons

Submitted by: Nicole Brisco, Pleasant Grove High School
UNIT:
Advance Studio Art – 2-D and 3-D

Grade Level: High School (lessons are adaptable to all high school)

 

Mixed Media Collage | Community Collage | Rauschenberg Mixed Media | Alice Neal Figure | Intimate Portrait | Reflective Portrait – Identity | Game of Life

Nicole Brisco teaches art at Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas. "Art for me is more than a subject, more than an ideology, or a picture in a book. It is truly a life journey." Read Nicole's Philosophy of Art Education.

E-mail Nicole Brisco if you have questions.

 

Objective:

Students will use figure drawings and their study of the artist Alice Neel to create a finished work using mixed media and text. After researching the life and works of Alice Neel, students will realize that there is a strong connection between the artist and its subject. Students will aim to emulate this connection within their own finished figurative works. Light discussion will be encouraged so that the student and model can begin to understand each other. Students should also use their knowledge on composition to create a strong design.

Alice Neel - Figure Drawing

 

Below are some ideas that you might follow to give your work originality.

  • Textural design

  • Depth

  • Cardboard

  • Text

  • Color

  • Use of other Artist as inspiration (Alice Neel)

  • Mixed Media

  • Text

The focus of your finished work should be a definite connection between your art and the viewer. At the end of the six weeks you will have the following due:

  • 1 drawing that shows strong sense of composition and drawing technique. Included must be a strong light source.

  • 1 drawing that shows a strong sense of composition and drawing technique. Included must me a controlled and mature sense of color.

  • 1 drawing that shows a strong sense of composition and drawing technique. Included must be a confident contour line with strong weighted line.

  • 1 drawing that shows a strong sense of composition and drawing technique. Included must be a challenge with media.

Each piece will be worth 100 points. If you have any questions please let me know before they are due. Additional small drawings will be assigned, but it is your responsibility to finish each drawing and allow yourself time to complete each individual assignment.

 

Graded: Composition (use of space), technique, originality, drawing

Size: No larger than 34X36 (91 x 91 cm). No smaller than 16X20 (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

 

ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

Process Diary including:

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