Collage Papers & Palettes

Collages are a great way for those interested in creating visual arts to express themselves. Select collage papers and palettes with tips from a professional artist in this free video series on visual arts.

Series Summary

The word collage was created by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to refer to their series of paintings in the early 20th century. Their paintings incorporated everyday elements such as matchbooks and newspapers onto the surface of their art. For decades, collages have been a favorite project of elementary school students who create self portraits from their favorite magazine photos, candy wrappers and stamps. With the rise of scrapbooking as a popular pastime, the art of collaging has reached a whole new level of artistic achievement for people who had never previously considered themselves artists. In this free video series on visual arts, a professional artist offers valuable information about choosing collage papers and palettes. Get tips on gathering resource materials. Find out about patterned, hand-painted, colored and hand-printed papers. Learn how to choose dried leaves, thin material, magazines, patterns, same colors, like hues and scraps. Discover how to select a first color for a collage palette.

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