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Collage for Kids: How to Create an Abstract King Collage for the Beginner

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. UDEMYcollageKINGintroFIXFIXFIXfinal

    • 2. Step 1: Paint Background

    • 3. Step 2: Draw King

    • 4. Step 3: Outline King With Paint

    • 5. Step 4: Collage King

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About This Class

Are you looking for a fun art project for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher teaching your child?

The Abstract King Collage Art Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 7+.

There are four steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Paint Background
  • Step 2: Draw King
  • Step 3: Outline King Drawing
  • Step 4: Collage King

The teaching process used for this project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into creating action! Students will learn basic collage techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. This project is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this project:

Let's start creating!

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Em Winn

Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist


Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create a learning environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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1. UDEMYcollageKINGintroFIXFIXFIXfinal: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating this fun and fabulous collage project. So it's cool and it's crazy, and I hope that you like it. I hope that you have fun with this, because collage when you do collage. It's really, really a fun project to do because you get to get messy, that to use your imagination a lot, and you get to be a little bit crazy with your art materials, So I really like it. It's one of my favorite. So I thought what I would do is go for the supplies and the materials that you will need for this class so that you can be successful. The first thing that you'll need is a piece of paper to put your artwork on, and I would suggest a thicker piece of paper. This is actually watercolor paper that I use today because I want to make sure that the paper is thick enough to hold all of the glue and all of the pain that we will be using. If you have a campus that's even better, So we need a piece of paper we need a mat underneath to make sure that we keep our work area clean. We also need some water in a clean bowl. I should say clean water in a bowl. You'll also need a little cup for your glue and water solution. You will need a couple of paintbrushes. I like to use a paintbrush that's this size for the background and the glue, and I like to use this size for the outline. So if you have to pay precious thes different sizes that would work out well, you'll also need some glue. I just like to use the kids safe. The White Glue school clue. You will also need some scissors if you have them available to you. I do a little bit of cutting in this, like this area cut right here, the starry cut out in the crown. If you do not have scissors, you can just do tearing, which I like to do a lot as well. You will need some different types of paper that you'd like to glow down. You can go down paper. You can also glue down things like ribbon or Potenza. You can you can use a lot of different things in collage. So it's up to you whenever you have available. I use tissue paper, which is very, very thin. I used some magazine paper. This is a magazine that I use. So what I did is I just went through the magazine, and I tore some areas out that I thought that I might want to use on my picture. And then I also have some scrap of paper that I cut. And then I also like to tear that as well. And then you will need a couple of little paper plates or something to hold your materials so they don't get all over the place, and then you will need a little paper plate for your paints. So you will need some acrylic paints for this project. You will need paints for the background so you will choose to different pains, and that paints that I chose. The colors that I chose are blue and green. You can choose whatever you'd like, and then we also need some black for the outline of our king. And then we also need some red for the lips if you choose to. If you choose to pay year. Lips read what I did as I started on this project, and I just filled in the lips with some paper. But then, after I looked at it for a while, I thought, I want to go over those lips with some red so they really stand out. And then I chose to put some white around my pupils on my eyes. That's an optional thing that you can dio. And then we also need a handy dandy paper tell It's right under here, and that's just basically for messes or cleanups. It's always good to have something to wipe your hands on, especially or project like this, because this, as I said before, I can get a little bit messy. That's part of the fun, but also it's important to keep your hands clean after you finish your project. So your house constantly alrighty. So I'm excited about this project. Let's get started 2. Step 1: Paint Background: already friends. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to do is we're going to take our palate and we're going to add our two colors that we'd like to use 12 Our palate. You don't need much. Just need maybe about 1/4 size well, piece of paper there. So you add those two colors onto your palate and what we're going to do is we're going to paint on our piece of paper back and forth this way. Okay, So in other words, we're not going to paint around and around like this. We're just going to go back and forth and we're going to alternate between these two colors . Let me show you what I need. So we have green go back and forth this way. We'll go with Blue, and it's OK if they mix a little. That's actually a good name. That's what we want to see. So you just go back and forth, back and forth all the way down your paper, and I'm going to speed up the video a little bit, so you can either watch me or you can get started on your own pain. T We'll see in a minute already . Friends, I'm back, and I just wanted to show you a couple of things. You notice how I didn't completely mix the colors together because I want there to be a distinct look between the green and the blue. Also, I I'm okay with the fact that there's a little bit of white still showing through. I didn't go over and over and over it because I like the way that that looks. So if you're happy with the way that your background painting looks, then let's let it dry for a few minutes. It has to be completely dry before we go on to the next step, and I'll see you back here in a minute. 3. Step 2: Draw King: already friends. I'm back. So my background painting is dry. I want to make sure that it's completely dry before I start this next step. So the next thing that we're going to dio is we're going to go about 3/4 of the way up our paper. So this is the halfway point about right here and then we're going to go about halfway between the top and this line, which is about right here. And what we're going to do is we're going to make a slightly curved line with their pencil , a slightly curved line with our pencil, so you want to make it fairly large. Otherwise, your face your head will be very, very small. And what we want is something that's a little bit larger. So a curve lying. Then after you make the curved line, you're going to come down with the letter you and you're going to connect this end of your line to this end of your lines. So watch what ideo with the letter U. So I come down and then I come back up and there's my king's face. All right, I'm going to go back up to the top and I'm going to create a crown and I'm going to start at the corner and I'm going to go up, come down, uh, come down with some slanted lines. Could make it there three or four or five. It's up to you already. The next thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to come down to the face and I'm going to start with the eyes. Now I want my eyes coat to go off of the side of his face because I think that it looks cool and interesting That way, If you'd like to keep your eyes inside of this line of your face, go ahead and do that. But watch what I dio. It makes the painting look a little bit abstract. So I start from outside of the line and I make a curve line. That's the top part of my eye. And then I come back to this side, the left side and I make a U shape and I close up. So you see how the eye is going off of the area where my faces and I do the same on this side. So I have a curved line in a new shape. And then inside each of these, I'm going to make another slightly curved line that's running parallel to the 1st 1 Just like that. Now I come back inside and I'm going to make a curved line and a curve line, a curved line and a curved line that's going to be the inside of the eye. The iris it's called, and then let's make a pupil. So that's just a circle in a circle. Let me straighten us or go out just a little right. This is going to be filled in with black, so I don't even need to erase. Now. This part right here, I can erase a little bit because of the line that's coming down from the face. You don't want to do that part if you don't want to do the erasing, that's OK, because we're going to be filling this in with some color a little bit later, all right, so we're going to come underneath each eye and we're going to make a small year. I hope you can see that. It's just basically a line. It comes out curves and curves back in a line that comes out curves down and curves back in for his nose. We're just going to make a straight line, and then we're going to come in and a little curve and for the mouth, we're going to make a straight line. And then from this straight line, we're going to come up, down and up. That's for the upper lip and for the lower lip, just a wide you. If there's a way that you'd like to make a different mount, that would be all right. It's totally up to you. Sometimes people just like to make a little smile, and that's fine, already said. That's the drawing portion of this project. When we come back, we will be making the outline with some black acrylic paint, see in a minute. 4. Step 3: Outline King With Paint: already friends. So what we're going to do next is we're going to outline our beautiful picture with some black acrylic paint. So this is the pain that I'm using. And I just poured it out on my palette, and I'm going to use a paper shit that's about this size. You don't have a paintbrush exactly this size. That's okay, but it should be smaller than the one that we used for the background. This is the size that we use for the background. If you have only this type of rush, it might be fine if you use it on the side like this. However, if you do have a papers that's this size, which is a little bit smaller, it should work out very well, right? So what you want to dio is you'll just want to dip your paintbrush into your paint. It's just just start following along the line, starting at the top. So that's what I'm gonna be doing. And if I run out of paint on my paintbrush, I just dip it again and then I just go along until my whole outline is complete. So I'm going to speed up this video and I'll see in a minute already . Friends, There we go. We're finished with the outline of our king. And what we need to do now is we need to make sure that this dries all the way before we continue on with our next step. So I wanted to mention a couple of things. I wasn't super careful when I was going over all of my lines because I wanted to just make it fun and fabulous. And sometimes that just means being loose and free with your brush strokes. So if you see a little bit of pencil mark, maybe like right there, that's okay. It's no problem. I kind of like the way that that looks. So I'm going to let this dry and then when we come back, we're going to be doing some Kalash 5. Step 4: Collage King: already. Friends, Welcome back. So here is my painting. It's all dry and I let it sit overnight, actually, because I wanted it to be super dry. You don't need to wait that long. But you want to make sure that it's really, really dry because you don't want the black to be smearing around when you are applying your collage items. Now a collage can be made out of anything. You can put any little bits of paper or ribbon or buttons, anything that you like onto your piece of paper. What I'm going to do is I am going to just get these items right here, which I will show you in a moment. And I'm going to use my brush and a little bit of gooey water. And I'm going to just start putting the pieces of paper down of my tissue paper down my magazine paper down onto this part of my painting, the part that has the image. All right, so let's get started. The first thing that you want to notice is what I have available to me to use on my collage . I have some glue. I have some water with a paintbrush and what we're going to do is we're going to take a little bit of water in the water, should be clean, put it into your cup, and then what you're going to do is you're going to pour about the same amount of glue into your cup as water. So I'm not measuring it out. I'm just kind of pouring it in, and then I'm going to see if I liked the consistency of it. Stir that up. It's kind of groupie. You want to make sure it's very, very, very mixed up. I would like that. I think I did a good job with the measurements, All right, so it's about one part glue toe, one part water. Now we'll set that aside and let's talk about the materials that I'm going to be using for my collage today. I'm going to be using the same tissue paper that I'm reusing from some gifts that I got, So any colors that you have around might be good on your collage. I'm going to use, uh, magazine that I got in the mail that I've already read, and I found a page right here that I'd like to tear out the one with the yummy tacos on it . Can you Kind of hungry? So I'm going to use some of that. I'm going to use him. Scrapbook paper that I had left over from a project. I already did some cutting. I found this really cool word. London. I love London. And I'd like to go back there someday. Yes, I want to put that somewhere on my collage artwork. So yeah, anything that you confined around your house, any little bits of paper or scraps that you like to put onto your artwork, that would be fine. So let me show you what we're going to Dio. The first thing we're going to Dio is we are going Teoh, take our brush and dip it into our glue solution, and we're going to put a little bit of glue right onto the area that we'd like to collage. Now, we don't want to put glue all over the whole entire painting first because the glue might drive by the time you get to it. All right, so just a small area just like this. All right? You want to make it pretty thick, Then you put your paintbrush back into your cup, and then you can start. So what I usually dio is I usually grab it a piece of paper, and then I kind of measure it out to see how I want it to fit. And then I go like that, Okay? And then I just glue it right on down just like that, and I'm not going to go over it just yet. I want a few more pieces on there before I go over it again with my glue solution. So I'm thinking maybe I would like some tissue paper to go on there like that. And as you can probably tell by now, you might get a little bit of glue solution on your hands. It's not gonna hurt you. That's part of the fun of collage and art in general, actually, So you might want to just kind of go with the flow with that. Is it okay if you overlap? He's is a paper. Yes, it iss All right. So I like to tear a lot. I like to do a lot of tearing. Some people like to do cutting, and that's why I brought my sisters out. So my safety scissors, so sometimes you'll see me cutting. But a lot of times I just like to tear. What I'm going to do is I'm going to speed up this video and you can watch me continue on or you can start your collage. Project yourself. So after I get a little patch, what I'm going to do is carefully go over that patch with my glue solution. And then after I go over at once, that's it. I'm not going to keep going over and over and over, because what will happen, or what could potentially happen is the paper. Start breaking down and they start. You might get a hole in your paper and that's not what you want. Now, if later on you see that area could use a little bit more color, and I'd really like to put not quite my London thing, but I'd like to put maybe a piece of paper that looks like this on there. We want to put it like that. Then, of course, you can put another piece on and just be sure to cover it again with your glue solution. Now this glue will dry clear, so it might look a little bit white right now, but after we get it all onto your paper, it will be totally clear and shiny. So what I'm going to dio, as I said before, is I'm going to speed up this video. You can continue to watch me or you can get started on your own project. So see in a minute already , friends said. There we go. That's the collage portion of our artwork. What I was thinking is this I was thinking that I would put collage paper around his in his eye area, But then I thought maybe I should just paint that. So what I think I'm going to dio is I am going to grab some acrylic paint and this is optional for you. You can just put some little paper in there if you like, But I think when I'm going to Dio is I am going Teoh, take a paintbrush and I'm going to take my paint, my white paint, and I'm going to fill in that little area right there with some white paint. And like I said, you don't have to do this part. But as I was looking at my artwork, I thought, Oh, I really want those eyes to stand out. So I'd like to surround them with some white pate. So this is like a little extra thing that you can dio, right? It's up to you. You don't have to, but I thought that I would like to do this. Alrighty, Rico. Okay, so that looks great to me. I want to thank you for watching this lesson. I'm really excited about it. This is actually one of my favorite lessons because you could to be crafty, and you get to use your hands a lot. You get to tear paper. You also get to cut paper notice. I cut this star right here with my safety scissors. And yeah, I just really like the way that these projects turnout. So have fun with this. You can get a little bit of Messi and you can go around and find some some items in your house that you can reuse and recycle. That's always an important thing. So I hope you enjoy this and I'll see you in the next lesson.