Sunday, May 3, 2009

Art History: David Hockney Calendar Collage

So this week I was in the Frog Princess's Kindergarten Classroom to teach another
AIS (Art in the Schools) lesson.
We looked at the work of David Hockney.
Best known for his swimming pool paintings and funky photo collages.

We made our own photos collages by recycling (yay!) old calendar photos
and glue-sticking (yes it's a verb) them to black construction paper
(because everything looks more sophisticated on dark paper.)

(This is the one the Frog Princess made - she says it's a cherry tree! -- Her mama loves it.)

The kids liked the project so much, most of them made 2 or 3 different pictures.
Some had fun combining more than one photo.

You can re-create this lesson at home with catalogs/magazines/or old calendars.
You could even cut up old drawings.

Be warned, if you go looking on-line for David Hockney art work to show your kids...
some of his paintings and photos contain adult nudity. (Make sure you pre-screen)

Happy Collag-ing!
(yes, that's another word I just made up)


Valerie said...

Love this idea, and I have some old calendars that would be _perfect_ for this. I'm loving the black background too. Very sophisticated, indeed! :-)

Kristen Andrews said...

that is very cool, love collages.

EntertainingMom said...

my kids will all have such fun with this!

Miko's Girl said...

I think I can and will do this! Thanks for the great idea!

Kathleen said...

Why is dark paper so sophisticated?
Who cares - it's perfect!

Mom, M.Ed. (Jessica) said...

I was so confused by this post at first...when we talk Hopper in this house, we think "Nighthawks," or "Early Sunday Morning." LOL!

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