In I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios, main character Skylar loves art and finds her passion (and her mental escape from her small town life) in collage. Today, we’ll learn a little bit more about this fun art form.
What is collage?
Collage is an art technique, in which the finished piece is made by mixing together and assembling pieces from other forms.
For example: you can cut out clippings from a magazine, and glue them together onto a poster board. That’s a collage.
Or you could combine a variety of “found objects” to create a three-dimensional collage. Or mix pieces of other art, text, or photographs on a canvas or other material to create a collage. Even mosaics are a type of collage.
Ever seen an image online that features two or more images photoshopped together into one image? That’s a type of digital collage.
Chances are, you’re already familiar with at least one or more famous collage artists.
Did you read The Very Hungry Caterpillar as a kid? Eric Carle, the author & illustrator, is a beloved collage artists. He creates the images for all of his books from torn pieces of paper.
Ever watch Monty Python? The animated sequences created by Terry Gilliam are a collage, in which Gilliam combined his own drawings with clippings from photographs or other images.
For the comments: Have you ever made a collage? Do you enjoy the art form? What other collage artists are you familar with?