Visual journals are always my students' favorite project of the year. It is a space for them to express themselves, experiment with materials, and take a break from regular projects. It is a great project for middle school and high school age students.
When first starting the visual journal project, the easiest source for inspiration are magazines. I encourage students to try their hand at making a collage of images that represent their personality. This worksheet includes six key collaging tips students can use to improve their final work of art.
This worksheet is a step by step guide for students to follow when collaging. it offers a variety of collaging techniques they can try out, as well as tips they need to consider with every collage.
This worksheet is perfect for any visual journal project or any collage project.
On the back of this how to worksheets are a range of collage examples. If you have the resources to print this on the back of the worksheet for each student, it is a great visual guide. If you are tight on color printing you can project this image while explaining the project or print a single version students can look at.
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