This week we have a challenge to create a ‘montage.’ Montage is the process of creating a piece of art using a range of papers, as opposed to collage. Collage is where you might create a picture using a much wider range of materials; seeds, rice, beads, sequins, pasta, cork etc…
The subject of the montage is David McKee’s fabulous character; Elmer the elephant.
David McKee is our Author of the Term for infants and early years pupils, so your collage could also be used as an entry for our Author of the Term art competition. For our juniors we have a different author, Adam Blade. However, I think our junior aged children would also really enjoy creating a montage Elmer, so even though the competition is for our younger children, there’s nothing to stop you having a go and we’ll include all of the artwork in a fabulous ‘Elmer Gallery.’
Please send pictures of your artwork to email@example.com, but even better if you can drop your artwork into the school when it is complete, as we’d like to create the most wonderful Elmer Gallery in the school hall. It would be good to send some pictures of your artwork to David McKee, I’m sure he’d love to see them!
Think about the position of your coloured patches. Light squares stand out better if they’re positioned next to darker colours. You wouldn’t want to put patches of the same colour next to each other. Plan out your colours to have contrasting colours (and different types of paper) next to each other.