I work with young children in my day job as a London Children’s entertainer. I like to keep my inner child alive so I can relate to my little clients in a non- patronising way, playing with them rather than for them.
I remember the joy of ‘sticking’ at nursery and primary school: little balls of tissue paper , dried pasta , feathers, sparkly glitter and sequins and bright coloured buttons and magazine paper. There is something quite marvellous about creating art by sticking stuff down. A good part of the joy is peeling off the glue that remains on your hands when you are done. Or is that just me?
Collage to my mind is just a grown up extension of this joy. Try a spot of collage one day, see if it doesn’t take you straight back to a happier time.
I’ve done a few figure studies using newspaper, painted torn up sheets of paper and lots of glue. Sometimes I drew over the top, sometimes it’s just left.
See what you think.
- Paper collages by Nathalie Boutté (flipflipmeheidi.com)
- Make a What’s In My Head Collage (education.com)
- DIY: Collage Blocks (casasugar.com)
- collages are so much fun! (createcombinejuxtaposedisconnect.wordpress.com)
- 10 Creative Play Ideas Your Kids Will Love (kleenexmums.com.au)