In our reading classes we read a story entitled “Me and Uncle Romie”. In this story, a young boy visits his Uncle in the city and spends some time with him. Uncle Romie is a collage artist… someone who takes the everyday things around us and creates art from them. At the end of the story, Uncle Romie gives James a beautiful piece of art that helps James remember his trip. Then James created this “collage” birthday card to send his Uncle.
To reinforce some of the concepts of this story, each child made his or her “own” piece of collage art using art principles we learned about in class. Ideally, this collage art represents things important to each child. These collage boards were just beautiful and we had a fun time creating this artwork.