1. When it comes to collage, it helps to give students a theme so they have a starting place to work with. Distribute standard paper for a background, and divide up collage papers into equal groups, and let the students start to create. I had found a high end stationary store that was willing to donate their damaged papers to me.
This artwork came out of a class that was working with a Valentine Card theme, but a birthday card was needed for a missing student and voila!
See what fun ideas your kids can come up with on their own ... just provide the materials and let them create!
Kathy Barbro earned her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts & Design, enjoying a 20-year career in graphic design. When her son entered kindergarten, her career path took a turn. The local elementary school had no art program and that was all the inspiration she needed. Kathy served as a volunteer art docent for several years, later becoming the school's Professional Expert in Visual Arts. She teaches twenty K-5 classes weekly and conducts an after-school Art Enrichment program. Kathy pooled her talents to share her curriculum via the blogosphere. With 500 classroom-tested art projects posted, her Art Projects For Kids www.artprojectsforkids.org is a favored source of art lesson plans among teachers, home schoolers and parents.