Project #2: Relief Collage
& Drawing Exercise #1
This project guides children through constructing a Relief Collage from cut, bent and folded paper shapes. Subject matter is abstract – imaginary forms and objects. The collage can be painted and colored. Intellectual issues include 3-Dimensionality and 3-D construction – the visual/imagination ‘muscle-tone’ needed to turn flat paper into 3-D forms.
Drawing Exercise #1 guides children through drawing the objects in an open kitchen (or other) cupboard. Uses pencil and some color. Tackles the issue of drawing something smaller than themselves, drawing life-size and drawing from direct observation.