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)

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