This simple yet challenging collage lesson, inspired by artist Eldes Olveira, introduces basic color theory, helps students learn to consider and use negative space as part of an overall composition, and teaches how to use color to create a focal point.
Students use complimentary or analogous colors to create a representational abstract design of a human face, considering standard proportions and facial expressions.
Torn Paper Face Collage is bundled
with two other lessons in Fun With Abstract Faces
This lesson includes the following:
- national visual arts standards information
- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art vocabulary and related vocabulary
- suggestions for looking at art work by Eldes Oliveira or Andy Warhol
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- step-by-step directions for the art-making activity
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- directions and suggestions for looking at and discussing student art
- a suggestion for writing about art
- photographs of student work for reference
Also included in this resource:
• a printable color wheel for reference
• directions for making a personal color wheel
• an art reflection worksheet
This art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of the lesson.
Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
Related art lessons:
Art With Faces
Mona Lisa Observation and Self-Portrait
Geometric Shape Collage
For more art-making ideas and suggestions:
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- a collection of five integrated Art lessons
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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