Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Create Your Own Surrealist Collage

Happy Earth Day! Today we must remember how important it is to care for our planet. Your project today should be made entirely from things you find around your house. Use throw-away flyers, newspapers, or old magazines to create your Surrealist collage. Be sure to ask permission before you cut anything!

Before you begin, look for inspiration at these galleries of Surrealist painters:
Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst.

Yesterday you learned about Surrealism. When making your collage, keep in mind that your finished artwork should look like a dream. Group unrelated pictures together (like I did) or use strange colors (try coloring black and white images with crayons) to create the effect of a dream. I cut out a bunch of pictures I liked without thinking about how they might fit together. Then I used a glue stick to combine those pictures:
Stretch your imagination but, in honor of Earth Day, only use materials that would have been thrown away or recycled. For another project suitable for Earth Day, check out Recycled Art, Dada Style.

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Anonymous said...

And a very happy Earth Day to you!! We have had great fun today with both of your projects - Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Jessica said...

I'm glad you liked the projects, Crafter5! It's great to hear about your success and about your Earth Day celebrations!