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By: MAG Artists
Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - March 28, 2020
We know our MAG families are missing out on their Saturday art-making with us so we wanted to bring you the activity that was scheduled for today for you to do in your homes!
Josef Albers- was an American- German artist best known for his iconic colour square paintings the Homage to the Square series. Using solid squares of coloured paper, we will create a 'self portrait'. You will then get to layer some paper to allow this portrait to be 3-D!
Self Portrait- refers to a painting that depicts the artist that produced it. Selfportraiture is its own distinct genre of art, like that of the landscape or the still life.
Collage- from the French verb coller, meaning ‘to glue’. Collage can refer to both the actual procedure of cutting and pasting, as well as the final artistic process.
What You Need: different colours of scrap book paper and/or construction paper, glue stick, scissors.
Step 1: Cut a piece of colourful paper to be 12x12”. This will be the background for your self-portrait.
Step 2: Pick out different coloured paper for your clothes. Arrange your clothes on background so as to see how your selfportrait is looking. *Remember to cut the pieces in squares and rectangles!
Step 3: Find skin coloured paper and cut out a piece for your head. Cut out ears if you normally see them. Cut out white for your eyes, then your iris colour and some black for the pupils. * Have fun and give your self a nose (or not), lips, earrings, eyebrows, etc.
Step 4: Pick out paper to match your hair colour and give yourself a rectangular hairstyle! Do you normally wear ponytails or style your hair in spikes? Try to give your portrait that hair.
Step 5: Now glue all the pieces down and step back to see your masterpiece!