Cut and paste art

Cut and paste art

Cut and paste art? lets chop it up! 

Enjoy the crafty arts with your students: There are projects to make on any subject, any season, any holiday. Cutting and pasting activities also provide kids the opportunity to use their creativity, imagination, and decision-making skills to make something new. Heres an awesome activity to do with papier-mache for kids just starting out learning to use scissors. Kids just starting out learning to use scissors. The final tools are safety scissors, so pre-schoolers can practice their fine motor skills while cutting their own paper.

As children practice their cutting skills using a variety of types of paper, the next step is to stick or glue them to a foundation in order to create a craft form or project the child can be proud of. Have children practice their cutting skills by making inch-wide strips out of sheets of colored construction paper. Provide scraps of colored paper and ask them to cut various shapes out, and then stick them on the piece of paper. This could be done in a two-dimensional format, providing sticks of glue and pieces of colored paper, cut into shapes.
For this activity, which involves gluing papers together, provide small, pre-cut shapes of varying colors, including shapes that are not as commonly found, along with glue sticks. For this paper pasting activity, provide no precut shapes, instead, allow kids to cut out the shapes that they want from paper provided. One of the best activities to do with glue is collage, which can come in a variety of forms, but collage is not the only way to offer glue projects.
One of the best ways to teach pasting is by providing lots of opportunities for engaging in loose, kid-driven, process art. Artists are not only making it easier to do decoupling, they are also teaching it to people on a variety of digital platforms. It sounds easy, but in fact, is much more complicated, and that makes the decoupage art form one of the most unique.

Decoupage is an art of cutting and pasting slashes to mimic patterns, paintings, and prints onto flat surfaces (wood, metal, terra-cotta, clay, leather, or glass). The art is strongly influenced by ancient Chinese cutting works, Siberian felt-tip applique, and Polish folk arts paper-cutting. The manipulated art requires only a few colors of paint and paper plates, revealing a variety of interesting results.
Artists who practice the artistic technique of collage chop and rip elements from disjointed pieces in order to create new shapes, tell new stories, or convey a new message. Collage as a form of artistic expression dates as far back as images on paper can be cut up, assembled, and stuck onto support. Schapiro traced the origins of collage to the strategies developed within the traditionally feminine artistic practice of crafting--assembling pieces--recycled materials, photographs, printed materials, texts, into an art that was as functional as it was aesthetic.
When Picasso added a piece of coloured oilcloth glued to one of his paintings in 1912, and Cubist contemporaries like Georges Braques and Juan Gris followed her lead in adding collage materials to their works, collage became a serious art form. Exactly one year before, Picasso and Braque had introduced the collage technique, and when they included newspaper clippings into their works, materials from the non-art context of mass media became artistic materials. With the accessibility of computers, graphics programs, and an infinite, instantaneous supply of images via the Internet, digital collage replaced the need for physical manipulation of paper, and methods of manipulation evolved along with the development of new digital tools.

Cut and Paste presents generations of collage techniques in order to provide more range for methods that artists are developing within their art practices. Ranging from formal experiments in the medium of collage, to visual poetry, and conceptual art, selected examples show what cutting and pasting means and works for in modern art. In the arts, Cut and Paste, with its open possibilities for artists who are learning on their own, and use of readily available materials, addresses a need for reconnecting with tangible, everyday materials--paper, glue, scissors--but it also makes a great tool for connecting to one another in physical spaces.

It is always such a great idea to take kids outside and in the natural world, and this Cut and Paste Nature Art Activity is perfect for all ages. If you are looking for an easy set-up activity that engages and entertains kids of all ages, let them make this Cut and Paste Nature Art Activity.

This preschool art project is engaging because it gets kids looking at their own creations from different angles. This unique art project for preschoolers keeps paint contained in a plastic bag, so kids can make it again wherever they want. All you need is some white construction paper and watercolours for this unique preschool art project.

In this preschool art project, kids paint a circle with patterns, then cut it in four pieces and stick them on top of a square. Show kids some of the most famous art pieces with circles, and then make one yourself using an empty toilet paper roll and tempera paint.

By providing materials well, kids can consider what they would like to create, pick out items that they feel will work well together, and plan out their art before starting. Get creative with kids learning at home, guiding students in the classroom, leading workshops at the art studio, or sharing online, while exploring artists, periods of art, science, nature, history, culture, and themes, keeping creativity and flexibility in mind. In her own art, she has taken up the decorative roots of crafts, reframing them into collage-toolkit practices such as embroidery, crochet, paper crafts, and decoupage, as forms of politically conscious art -- not just by women, but by non-Western artists.

Check out some of my cut and paste pop art style prints.

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