Create your own collage art inspired by famous artist, Lorna Simpson. Simpson art for kids is also a great way to explore art with kiddos of all ages. All you need is a picture, scissors and a sheet of art paper to make your own unique collage! We love easy and do-able art activities for kids!
HOW TO MAKE A WORD PICTURE COLLAGE
LORNA SIMPSON ART
Lorna Simpson is a significant African-American artist, who lives and works in New York. She has become known for her unique artworks that combine photographs with words.
Simpson uses photography, video and collage to question and challenge ideas about women, culture and race, especially representing the experiences of African-Americans.
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What is collage? Collage is an art technique which brings together different things to create a new whole.
A collage can include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, words, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.
Collage is a great way to explore art because of the freedom it gives to tell stories through it. Kids can add personal items as well as traditional materials to create their own collage. Get kids thinking and experimenting with visual storytelling.
Create your own unique collage below with this Lorna Simpson inspired art activity. All you need are few simple supplies!
WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
COLLAGE ART PROJECT
- Picture (printable or recycled magazines)
- Printed words
STEP 1: Print a picture you want to use. Even better, use old magazines from the recycling bin!
STEP 2: Print out several words to describe the subject of your photo. Cut around the words.
STEP 3: Cut the picture into several pieces.
STEP 4: Arrange the words and your picture pieces onto your canvas in an interesting design. Glue the pieces to the canvas.
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MAKE YOUR OWN LORNA SIMPSON INSPIRED COLLAGE
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