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Collage – The technique and resulting art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other materials are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting fabric

(Pronounced ko-lahzh)

Note: A collage is, say, individual photographs arranged on a background, but a montage is an arrangement of photographs 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.

She collided after seeing a mirage (collage) and all the contents of her van ended up stuck to the surface.

Here below is a simple collage on a bedroom wall:

Note: A collage is, say, individual photographs arranged on a background, but a montage is an arrangement of photographs to create another image.

For this 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.

Find or take nine reference photographs of dogs pulling funny faces. 

Use these references to sketch out each of the dogs. Try to exaggerate their expressions even more than they already are. 

Use these references to sketch out each of the dogs. Try to exaggerate their expressions even more than they already are. 

Use bold lines to refine your drawings and erase the sketch lines. 

Use bold lines to go refine your drawings and erase the sketch lines. 

Then, with bright and vibrant colours, paint or colour your drawings. 

Then, with bright and vibrant colours, paint or colour your drawings. 

Carefully cut out the drawings.

Carefully cut out the drawings.

Stick them on coloured or patterned backgrounds, wrapping paper is good for this.

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.

Finally, stick each picture onto black backing card and display your collage in a frame.

Or if you have really got time:

Or if you have really got time:

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