Saturday, September 23, 2006

Collage Center

Grade 1, 2 and 3 students were treated to the collage center this week (their favorite). I showed them different examples of collage and introduced collage artist Claudine Hellmuth and her "poppets". Her poppets are made using photocopied heads and adding collaged bodies with arms, legs and details added with marker.
I am hoping that this year the students will take their collage work to a different level. Some students will still grab the precut paper shapes and glue them to a background paper without any though to changing the shape, etc. I am going to "hang around" the collage center and question the students as they work to (hopefully) make them think about the choices they make while they work.


KellyKilmer said...

Hi Carolyn,
This is a wonderful blog. I'm a firm believer in the fact that "everyone is an artist in some way". I think that allowing children to choose what they want to do is so very, very important with art and it is such a rare opportunity that is given to them.
Can I link your blog on my site? Is that ok?
I am looking forward to meeting you at the Stamp Act in a month.
Best and thanks,

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love the way you are teaching art. My daughter attended a preschool that encouraged personal choice and I believe it has helped her become the creative imaginative girl she is today. Also, I discovered your blog after reading a post on Kelly Kilmer's blog. I too am taking her classes at The Stamp Act next month. This will be my third time taking classes with Kelly-I love her methods and the way she makes everyone feel like an artist! See you there!


carolynk said...

Thank you so much for the kind words. I will see you both at the Stamp Act in October. I can't wait!!!