By Andrea Goodwill
You might be inspired by the work of Kirstine Roepstorff who is a Danish Artist who works with collage using images and embellishments. You may also take inspiration from the works of artists during the Surrealist movement.
On completion you will have created an imaginative, visual story that could inspire a poem or story.
Kirstine Roepstorff, You Are Being Lied To, 2002. Saatchi Gallery
Select images from a magazine these might be from a specific location or country something that is iconic and easily recognised. Try to select images that appeal to you and that you would like to create an altered reality for. For example imagine the Eiffel Tower in the middle of a tropical rainforest or the Taj Mahal in the arctic.
Once you have gathered lots of images you can start to assemble your story cutting and gluing the images down to create an altered reality collage composition.
You can use drawings and embellishments to add to your collage to create magical elements and textures.
Once you have completed your composition, present it and tell your story, you may verbally communicate this or write your story down to accompany your collage. You could even write a poem.
Thank you for taking part in the Northern School of Art Middlesbrough Saturday Club Workshop.
Contributed by Andrea Goodwill MBE, Northern School of Art Middlesborough Art&Design Saturday Club
Andrea is a Course Leader for Level 2 Art and Design and LAO Saturday School. Her specialist area is in Textile and Fashion.