Artists are essential as they raise awareness about social issues to affect positive change and improvement in their communities. Using collage to communicate a message, create an eye-catching work of art to start a dialogue about a topic that is important to you.
Activist – a person who works to bring about political or social change to solve a problem or improve a community.
Drawing utensils (e.g., pen, pencil, crayon, marker)
Text for collaging (e.g.,magazines, books, newspapers)
Paper for background (e.g., construction paper, card stock, copy paper, etc.)
Adhesive (e.g., craft glue, tape, glue sticks)
01. CELEBRATE YOUR COMMUNITY
As artists and activists, people use art to fight for change in expressive and creative ways. When you think about what you believe in, what changes would you like to see in your neighborhood and community? What improvements do you want to encourage? Remember that changes can happen to a place or to people.
02. SELECT WORDS AND LETTERS
Pick one topic or issue that you want to share. What words best express your topic? Is there one word or phrase that captures your intention? Look through your collage materials to find each letter in your word or phrase. Pick letters that vary in size and color to add variation to your composition.
Arrange your words and letters onto your background. Notice the repetition or patterns you are creating with your text. Once you feel that your layout communicates the message you want, glue or tape down your collage to your background.
Using your drawing materials, add color, additional text, or patterns to your artwork.
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