A few of the artists below took inspiration from the collage book Beautiful Blackbird by the wonderful Maine artist Ashley Bryan.
You'll also find a video of Ashley reading his - which is the best way to experience it! Click "expand" for more.
Ashley Bryan inspired collage with artists Erika and Sienna Rosso
Video Workshop - Collage
with Erica and Sienna Rosso (20 mins)
Video of Ashley Bryan
reading Beautiful Blackbird (10 mins)
[Note: this online program replaces the April 3 Family workshop].
Beautiful Blackbirds - Collage Inspired by the Blackbird and the Raven.
Slideshow by artist Maria Charette
Art Corner - Fun Collage lesson with artist Allison Maurais.
that features artist, art teacher, and summer Gilley staff demonstrating a really fun collage technique with minimal materials. (10 mins)
Exploring Collage with artist Carol Shutt
A series of Facebook videos that really get creative with ideas for collage, with artist and former school teacher Carol Shutt.
Collage 1 :: Collage 2 :: Collage 3 :: Collage 4 :: Collage 5
Be like a Magpie!
Collect all kinds of cool, colorful and textured papers to use for making collages
. Magazines, wrapping paper - even paper bags can have cool textures and patterns. And what about buttons, feathers, and sequins? Anything that catches your eye and can be glued down (or otherwise attached) is fair game for making a collage, and you might consider including words, letters or symbols also, to express an idea, or get your viewer thinking...
If you feel like you are short on collage-making materials
, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, artist's ages and mailing address, and we will mail some your way. And PLEASE SHARE
your art by sending us pictures with the artist's info (and even an artist statement) and we will post in an online gallery.