Between the time of 1920-1940’s the world was changing due to many factors: economic, war, technology and human rights. Dada, Surrealism, and the Harlem Renaissance art movements expressed a lot of the change and mindsets of the time.
Step 1: Research
In this project, you will watch and read over the three art movements.
To access the questions go to google classroom.
Step 2: Plan and Problem Solve
Materials: Sketchbook, pencil, eraser, and phone camera.
Create a rough idea for your collage, that is inspired by the Dada, Surrealism, and Harlem Renaissance. To make your collage based on Dada, Surrealism, and Harlem Renaissance, students will need to really looks at the Artists Examples in the slideshow. In your sketchbook, draw a quick contour line drawing and take a photo of it. Then, share it with me on google classroom under “rough sketch idea for collage”
What will be your inspiration for your collage? Will you get inspiration from our current news, personal experience or dream, a song, poem, or a book?
My inspiration for the collage came from a poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson “The Heart of a Woman.”
Step 3: Creating a Collage
Materials: Sketchbook, scissors, ruler, markers, pens, pencils, color paper, magazine, newspaper, ink drawings, fabric, computer images, and more.
The collage is an example of building up the composition, like with synthetic cubism, later artists in Dada and Surrealism used the technique too. When creating the collage, students can use a mixture of materials, for example color paper, magazine, newspaper, ink drawings, fabric, computer images, and more.
Here are some examples of interesting collages that may inspire your work.
In your sketchbook, on a clear sheet of paper free of any other drawings or sketches, students will create a unique collage based on the three art movements above. Fill the whole sheet of 9×12 paper.
Instruction video of Teacher creating collage.
Step 4: Document Process
Take a photo of your artwork and share on your weebly.