What shapes and forms are used in our communities and homes?

Collage:  “to glue” or “to stick together” different forms and object to create a whole new form.

Project Focus?

What elements of art and principles of design does this project focus on?

I Can

What you should be able to do through the classes of this project
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I can

Observe and recognize different shapes used in my community and home.

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I can

Cut different geometric shapes and assemble to make a new image. 

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I can

I can use recycled materials and other household materials to make a collage.

Examples

You can make yours flat or use a form (like a box) to create. Feel free to be as unique or creative as you would like.

Step-by-Step

PART 1 – COLLECT MATERIALS

  1. extra paper, string, bottle tops, paperclips, cardboard, wrapping paper, magazines, painted paper, cereal boxes, milk containers.
  2. glue
  3. scissors

PART 2 – LOOK AND OBSERVE

  1. Take a walk outside, and look at the houses on your street. What shapes and details do you see in houses, does anything have a texture or pattern?
  2. What parts of certain houses you like? For example a porch, door, window or columns? 

PART 3 – CREATE THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE

  1. Using your unique materials, create the different shapes you saw on your walk using recycled materials. Circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.
  2. Add your different shapes to the base of your home (a simple piece of cardboard or a small box is a great use of left over materials.
  3. Take your collage and glue onto construction paper to finish. 

Resources

Need to look at some ideas?

Try a google search with an adult “Homes in my area”