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media exploration

collage / mixed media

by JuliannaKunstler.com

(1-3 pieces)

Create 1-3 pieces:

  • size (canvas board or illustration board):
    • (3) 10x12
    • or (1) 18x24
  • media:
    • collage - at least 1/3 of the area - using magazine cutouts for color fill
    • choice of paint - watercolor, tempera, or acrylics
    • choice of graphic medium - marker, pen-and-ink, oil pastels, etc.
  • if you plan on more than one piece - they should look like a series - share a common theme, approach, composition, color scheme, etc.


your project will get displayed here. .. may be.... one day....

  • Before you start - write a statement of what you want to accomplish:
    • What is it that you want to express with your pieces? (emotions, message, creativity)
    • What media are you going to use?
    • Use your sketchbook to draw a series of thumbnails/sketches to develop the concept of your piece
    • Search for references
    • Create a final sketch, decide on colors, media distribution, etc...
  • After you are done - write a description of the finished pieces - (one description for the entire assignment in full sentences):
    • Describe the pieces you have made. Why that subject matter?
    • Did you modify your initial ideas? If so, why?
    • What materials were you using and why in that application?
    • How does this artwork represent your skills as an artist?
Submit on Google Classroom:
  • Shared document with before-and-after statements (2)
  • Sketches to show your think process and project development (sketchbook)
  • Final sketch
  • Final piece(s)
Dominant color

Some images/photos have a color/colors that dominate over the rest of them.

After you decided on your color scheme - collect magazine cutouts that would fit into the scheme.

Group them.

Cover the areas with the pieces.

Overlap them to hide the background.

The pieces can be of different size and shape.

They can also support your theme.

You can rip them...... or cut them, or both...

Keep in mind - smaller pieces look more homogeneous.

You can also create color transitions.