Collage: Work on Final Piece
Collages are a great way for those interested in creating visual art to express themselves. Work on a final collage piece with tips from a professional artist in this free video series on visual arts.
The word collage was created by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to refer to their series of paintings in the early 20th century, which 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 working on a final collage piece. Get tips on grounding, palettes, paper, cutting and arranging shapes. Find out how to border, adhere, glue and seal pieces. Learn about overlapping and collaging particular areas of a piece.
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