Pop Art is one of my favorite styles of art, so when I spotted this Pop Art collage technique featured in the book Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages, I just had to share the Easter Egg Pop Art it inspired me to make!
Click on these pages from Art Lab for Kids to enlarge and read the full tutorial on how to make collage Pop Art.
And here is what I was inspired to make:
It was so fun and easy to make this whole bunch of collaged eggs.
I keep scrapbook paper catalogs because the pages contain images of the scrapbook paper but on a very small scale which makes them great for projects like this.
I went to town punching out egg shapes using a McGill egg paper punch.
Then I cut them up to make patterns and glued the sections back together.
Then I punched out egg shapes from recycled magnetic business cards I have saved.
Then I glued the paper egg collages to the magnetic egg shapes.
I suppose this is a double Pop Art collage because I must admit I spent quite a bit of time arranging the eggs on the side of the fridge.
The best part is I can keep rearranging them not only in the egg shape but other shapes!
If this collage technique sounds fun and you want 51 more awesome art ideas, check out:
A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media.
Susan Schwake is an art instructor in her own art school, where she has created her own curriculum and offers workshops and retreats most every day of the year with her adjunct teaching staff of three. She lives in Rochester, NH. Visit her online at www.susanschwake.com and www.artstreamstudios.com.
Rainer Schwake is a versatile and talented media designer holding a masters degree in graphic design. His photography has been used in hundreds of business- and arts-related design works for print and websites. He is co-owner of artstream studios and lives with his wife, Susan, in Rochester, NH.