This Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by Al Souza’s artwork, Field & Stream. Learn more about this artwork, then make your own collage with found objects!
Cereal box or any cardboard rectangle
Collage papers (Ex: scrapbooking, colored, old artwork, magazines, junk mail)
Glue stick, white school glue, tacky glue, or hot glue gun
Collected small objects from home and/or from nature (Ex: straws, pom-poms, string, packing peanuts, bottle caps, leaves, etc.)
Step 1: Cut the front or backside off of a cereal box. You can also use any type of cardboard rectangle that you find in your home.
Step 2: Gather lots of collage papers, like scrapbooking papers, old art, or colored paper. Cut up your collage papers and arrange them on the cardboard base. Think about the different colors you see outside with different seasons. What parts of your collage will represent Winter? Spring? Summer? Fall?
Step 3: Glue your paper arrangement to cover the rectangle.
Step 4: Arrange the found objects on top of your collaged background. Continue thinking about the different colors that represent each season. How might each object convey each season?
Step 5: Glue your found objects. Set aside your collage to dry. Three-dimensional objects will take more time to dry than two-dimensional objects. How does your collage look in comparison to Al Souza’s?
Want to learn more about the interaction between humans and nature? Here are some books we recommend for further learning!
Written by Kim Ly, art instructor, Crystal Bridges.
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