From the French word colle meaning "glue," collage is one of my favorite art forms to use with elementary artists. We were inspired by the stories and illustrations of Eric Carle and Rebecca and Ed Emberley.
We included both painted and unpainted papers to capture the style of these artists.
Some of the works are still in progress with smaller details
InKindergarten, we work to learn the elements of art and talk about them as we use them in our own works. For this lesson we reviewed line and shape and introduced texture. Students used short brush strokes to show the fur of the polar bears. We also discussed details as the small parts of the bear that go inside the bigger shapes.