Sunday, November 8, 2015

Folk Art Angel Collage Art Lesson

I have always loved Mexican Folk Art Angels.
I'm going to use this as a Christmas lesson with my students this year.
It's an easy subject to simplify for any age.
Students love having a variety of materials to work with and making all the artistic choices to design their finished piece.

You will need:
white paper for the face and arms
scrapbook paper for the dress, background, wings and halo
colored pencils
fine point marker
embellishments like ribbon, jewels, beads, flowers etc...
scalloped circle paper punch

I am going to have my students draw their own faces, wings and dress.
Once drawn, outline the face etc... with fine point marker.  
They can use colored pencils for the face etc...
If you would like patterns here is a jpeg:
The face is basically an oval with the neck and shoulders below.  The dress is the rest of her body except for the arms at the top of her dress.  There are so many ways to make the wings I thought I would just let the kids do them however they want.

I'm going to let them choose from a variety (foil and glitter are fun) of papers for the dress, wings and halo.
I used a punch for the Halo, but you could also cut out a circle.

Once they assemble the Angel and glue her onto the background they can use all the embellishments to finish her however they like.

A beautiful collage lesson with some drawing thrown in too.

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