The technique of collage is an excellent vehicle for learning the essential elements of the language of visual art. This process would also be an interesting way for teachers and students to explore subjects and themes that they might be studying in the classroom. Teachers may choose to work with a variety of collage mediums including magazines, textiles, torn watercolour paper and cardboard.
|Grade Suitability||K- 2|
|Maximum Class Size||25 students|
|Time Required||2 hours depending on the medium|
|Material Required||Acrylic gel medium, white glue, scissors, brushes, magazines, watercolour paper, fabric, wall paper, cardboard, acrylic paint, acrylic medium gloss, oil pastels, chalk pastels and a wooden surface to work from.|
|Material Cost||Artist will supply materials at minimal cost to the class.|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Special Notes||This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction, 1/4 hour of prep time will be added.|
From her beginnings in southern Ontario to the Yukon home she chose, Meshell Melvin has a professional practice that spans 30 years, and has exhibited widely. Her work hangs in public and private collections, and has been featured in print, radio, television and film. Her images reflect an interest and curiosity in the world around her; the people, the homes they live in, and the surrounding landscape. She has a passion and commitment to art education that parallels her devotion to her practice and makes her a lively and stimulating instructor. An artist in the schools for almost 20 years, she is versatile in a number of mediums and her tickle trunk is full of projects.