Monday, November 24, 2008

Getting a Collage Education

Romare Bearden: Return of the Prodigal Son, 1967

Martha Miller: Collage Self

Students creating collage self-portraits

Images from last week's Mixed Media Self-Portrait class at MECA. I went to the library and took out several books about Romare Bearden's collages for inspiration and then we all set to work making collage self-portraits. Lots of fun!


artslice said...

This looks like so much fun! Makes me wish I was in school again :)

martha miller said...

Well, maybe not the whole school routine - just one fun class like this, though, huh?
Looks like you're printing up a storm! Weee! Great stuff!
I'm teaching Intro to Print next semester, so I will once again have access to the big beautiful presses at MECA and the acid baths!!!

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I'm such a fan of collage. On Fridays we do centers in my class, and one center is an art center. About a month ago 2 boys made a collage together with no instruction from me. It just spoke volumes about them and they were so proud they asked me to hang it on the wall.

martha miller said...

Nice!! We had nothing like that in grade school!