David Hockney Photo Collage

David Hockney created photo collages in the 1980s, compiling a ‘complete’ picture from a series of individually photographed details. You can get a similar effect using one photo, cutting it up and loosely putting it back together again. MATERIALS Drawing paper Old magazines Rulers Scissors Glue sticks DIRECTIONS Start with a magazine photo, nature themes are nice to work with. Tear out a large image and use a ruler to draw dissect it into … Read More

Summer Swimming Painting

I was inspired by some swimming self-portraits over at “Use Your Coloured Pencils” and loved the floating hair. My students gave it a go today and made some of the cutest paintings in their journals. MATERIALS Art Journal Black Sharpie marker Crayons Liquid watercolor paint DIRECTIONS I gave students a 2″ circle to trace for the head, to give them a head start. Following my directions on the board, they drew outstretched arms, a … Read More

David Hockney Landscape

David Hockney created photo collages in the 1980s, compiling a ‘complete’ picture from a series of individually photographed details. You can get a similar effect using one photo, cutting it up and loosely putting it back together again. MATERIALS Drawing paper Old magazines Rulers Scissors Glue sticks DIRECTIONS Start with a magazine photo, nature themes are nice to work with. Tear out a large image and use a ruler to draw dissect it into … Read More

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