Collage Exploration: The class was given a large pile of assorted colored and decorative paper. Students were asked to tear or cut pieces of the paper up and then create a collage with the paper. Collages could be completely abstract or they could be slightly representative of things (i.e. trees, animals, a face etc). Before beginning, I showed the students a variety of work from different collage artists and emphasized the idea of composition and color in the creation of their collages. Here are some of their finished pieces!