Collage – art form in which various materials are arranged and stuck to supporting fabric
Note: A collage would be photographs, items or materials arranged on a background but a montage would be an arrangement of photographs, items or materials to create another image.
To remember what collage means use the following mnemonic:
She collided after seeing a mirage (collage) and all the contents of her van ended up stuck to the surface.
Below is a simple collage on a bedroom wall:
For our project, we are going to create a collage of funny dog faces!
Find or take nine reference photographs of dogs pulling funny faces: the more expression they have, the better. If you're taking your own pictures, you can capture some great ones mid-yawn or just as they're about to catch a treat.
Use these references to sketch out each of the dogs. Try to exaggerate their expressions for even better effect.
Use bold lines to refine your drawings and erase the sketch lines.
Then, with simple, block colours, paint or colour your drawings.
Carefully cut out the drawings.
Stick them on coloured or patterned backgrounds – wrapping paper is good for this.
Finally, stick each picture onto black backing card and display your collage in a frame.
Or, if you really have the time, try doing detailed pencil drawing too.