Friday, December 11, 2015

Collage Lesson: Sideboard Vignette

Here's another snapshot from one of my studio classes, this time from 'Collage and Printmaking' for 8 -12 year-olds.

I came up with the subject for this piece in my subconscious, as Mr. Hausfrau and I were planning a petite re-decor of our living space.  A case of "art imitating life"!

These are just a few of the finished collages entitled 'Table in the Hall'.
Mediums: watercolour, phonebook pages, acrylic finishing medium, sharpie.

Always trying to teach multiple art techniques in one lesson, I wove in creating blooms in the watercolour while it was still wet, using saline.

I took the time to create a digital collage of vintage telephone pages to hand out for students who wanted to recreate this project at home but didn't have access to phone book pages to rip up (a rare find these days!)

Feel free to copy this high resolution version for your own makings!

The students created really gorgeous art and learned some new techniques.   I designed the overall layout of this project to be simple, with lots of whitespace so that despite the vintage subject, there would be a modern effect in the end.

It all started with the new/old phone in our newly 'scaped living just never know where inspiration comes from!


  1. LOVE the artwork, especially the phone. How fun to
    use colourful phone book pages to collage it. And lucky you for
    owning an actual vintage telephone :)

  2. Sounds as though everyone involved had fun - on all fronts!

  3. This is such a great idea. The kids would have loved it.

  4. What a fun idea, and I love how everyone gave their own twist to their piece of art! Today I've listened to the wish I was here soundtrack. Keep those recommendations coming, love your taste in music!


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