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Collage with Meshell Melvin

The technique of collage is an excellent vehicle for learning the essential elements of the language of visual art. This process would also be an interesting way for teachers and students to explore subjects and themes that they might be studying in the classroom. Teachers may choose to work with a variety of collage mediums including magazines, textiles, torn watercolour paper and cardboard.

Grade Suitability:

K- 2

Maximum Class Size:

25 students

Time Required:

2 hours depending on the medium

Material Required:

Acrylic gel medium, white glue, scissors, brushes, magazines, watercolour paper, fabric, wall paper, cardboard, acrylic paint, acrylic medium gloss, oil pastels, chalk pastels and a wooden surface to work from.

Material Cost:

Artist will supply materials at minimal cost to the class.

Language of Instruction:

English

Communities:

All

Special Notes:

This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction, 1/4 hour of prep time will be added.

Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin began her creative career in London, Ontario where she received a combined honors degree in English and Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. In 1997, while still at school, Meshell began teaching art classes for children of all ages and has continued this practice throughout her career. She has an enthusiasm and passion for teaching that parallels her devotion to her own work. Meshell moved to Whitehorse with her two boys after spending ten years of her practice in Atlin, B.C. There she ran Dragon Studio, her gallery and workspace. Meshell has been exhibiting in Whitehorse since 1995. Her work has been featured in newspaper, on CBC radio and television, and in Out of Service magazine.

Contact: 867-393-4696

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