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How-To: Collage Who You Are

Who are we but what we like? Our identities can be influenced by always having an open mind and being receptive to the beauty around us. Small glimpses of color can calm us. Gazing at an elegant line can inspire us. Share your projects using #CMACIVICKIDS!

What you’ll need:

  • Dark or black paper
  • Found images / cut outs from magazines
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • White pencil

STEPS

1. Using a dark piece of paper, create a shape that you like. It can be soft and round, sharp and angular, or simple and subtle. This will be your head!

2. Find imagery from magazines that highlight subjects that respond to. Pick patterns, colors, shapes that catch your eye and interests.

2. Find imagery from magazines that highlight subjects that respond to. Pick patterns, colors, shapes that catch your eye and interests.

4. Using glue, place these images on your “head”, creating a collage that best expresses your individuality.

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google.

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