Cut and Paste

Play with Collage

Follow along with the video to make a collage using bold shapes, and a collage portrait

There are two parts to this activity:

1. Collage with shapes

2. Collage portrait (If you want to skip to this activity go to about 22 minutes into the video)

    what you need

    • Scissors
    • Glue stick
    • Plain or coloured paper
    • Colouring pencils, crayons or felt tips
    • Old magazines, flyers or newspaper. Look for images of things you like or that represent you!

    [00:00:00] Hello. Hello. I hope you can all see me. I'm Kirstie. I'm here in my living room in London. I can see some of you've joined already. I'm going to say hello to Red Class. Hi, Red Class. And hi to Jesse. Hi to Stella. Go ahead and let me know where you are. I'm in East London. I'd love to know where you are. I'm ready to make some art with you today. And I'm really looking forward to it. First of all, should we just check that we've got what we need? What you're gonna need today because we're making collage is some paper. I have got some coloured paper. But if you've got white paper, that's also great. We're going to need more than one sheet. So if you need to run and get some paper now and coloured paper or plain paper, all fine. Because collage is cutting and sticking, you're going to need some glue.

    [00:00:52] And you can need some scissors. So I've got glue sticks because I think they're a bit easier for today and I've got safe scissors. So make sure you've got some scissors. If you haven't got scissors. That's fine. Well, I think I'll be easier with scissors. But if you haven't got scissors, see if you can do it by ripping up some of these bits of paper. And if you do that, I'd love to see them. In fact, I'd love to see all of your artworks. So if you've got a Grown-Up with you, ask them to share your artworks on the hashtag #TateKids. On anything social, if you use hashtag #TateKids we will all be able to see what each other are making. So that should be really fun. I've got pencils and pens and crayons in case you want to do a bit of colouring in.

    [00:01:35] We're going to do two activities today. And for the second one, you will need some bits of magazine or newspaper or comics. I've got all sorts of things. I've got a magazine. I've got one about food. Got a bit of newspaper. You could find a favourite comic, maybe. All sorts of things like that. Make sure that you're allowed to cut them up. Don't choose anything that you're not allowed to cut up, because otherwise I'll get in trouble and you'll get in trouble. So only things that you can cut up. I'm gonna say hi to Ike and Charlotte in Stroud. Thanks for joining in. So nice to hear from you all. Right. While getting your stuff ready, if you need to run off and get something that's fine, you can always catch up.

    [00:02:20] But we're gonna do a warm up because you might think that art is sitting down quietly at a table doing something very small. But actually loads of artists do absolutely enormous things where they make huge paintings. They have to get up on a ladder to do them or they have to spray paint all over the floor or make big sculptures out of metal where they use a welding machine or all sorts of things like that. Some of them even do performances where they have to dance or move. So it's just like being an athlete. You need to get into the zone, into the art zone.

    [00:02:53] So I've got to start by wiggling our fingers. If you were running off to get things, that's fine. You carry on doing that. Wiggle your fingers, maybe roll your shoulders. We're gonna be making some energetic shapes today so you could try making some energetic shapes, maybe could make an energetic straight shape like that. Maybe it's a square corner. So try that.

    [00:03:14] Right. First thing we're gonna do. I'm ready. Let's get going. First thing we're gonna do is we're going to make some dynamic shapes and dynamic means moving or changing or having lots and lots of energy. And I know loads of you will have loads and loads of energy. Maybe Barney and Anouk and Beatrice. Maybe you're gonna have lots of energy. So thanks for joining us. We had to start by making some simple shapes out of our card and paper. Get your card and paper ready.

    [00:03:45] And while we're doing that. We're going to make squares, triangles, rectangles, things like that. And I'm going to show you an artwork to give you a little bit of inspiration. This is an artwork by an artist called Kazimir Malevich. It's called 'Dynamic Suprematism'. You can see one really big shape and then all the small ones are sort of around it or on top of it. And they've got loads of movement. They all look a bit like they might be going somewhere. They've got energy and direction. Malevich was a Russian artist and he wanted to make art that wasn't about the world around you, so didn't want to look at something and paint a picture of it. He wanted to make art just for art. And this painting is more than 100 years old. But it still looks really fresh, doesn't it? Exciting. So let's make some shapes. I'm going to start, I think, by making some circles now, you might be the sort of person who can draw a circle just freehand, just get a pencil and draw a circle. If you are, great. Do that. But I'm going to draw around a few things. I'm gonna draw around the inside of a loo roll here with my pencil.

    [00:04:54] There we go. Good. And because I've done this one on white paper, if you can see that. So I've done mine on white paper. I'm actually going to colour that in because I'm going to stick things on my white paper. And I want it to show up. So I'm going to get my orange marker and just colour it in. And when you colour in things like this, you know, you don't have to worry about staying inside the lines because you're going to cut it out. So have a look.

    [00:05:27] I haven't I haven't stayed inside the lot, but I made sure I filled it all in. So it's got a nice, strong colour. So that's how I'm gonna do a circle. I have other things to draw. And maybe you've got the inside of a tape like that or could draw around a plastic cup, something like that. If you want to do squares or triangles. Squares, you could do quite easily, you could just do a big cut into there. But my lines always go wiggly with my with my scissors. I'm going to use a ruler just to make sure. Or even better, you could draw around something that is a square shape or a rectangle shape with a little. It's got a cat on it. So I'm going to draw round that to give me a nice rectangular shape. There we go. I hope you're making some shapes.

    [00:06:27] I'm going to say hi to some people and say hi to Adelaide and to Matilda and to Shayla, who's in South London, hooray, someone in London as well. And then start cutting them out. Here's my rectangle I'm going to cut that one out? And then, you know, once you've got a rectangle, you could also make it into a triangle.

    [00:06:52] Hello. If you're joining us, by the way, we are making collages and we got started already. But what we're doing is just making some very simple shapes out of paper, either coloured paper or white paper that we're colouring in. I'm just going to show you this one. So that's a rectangle. But now I can cut that corner to corner. I'm going to fold it just to make sure corner to corner. And then I'm gonna have a really great triangle. In fact, how many triangles am I going to have? Two matching ones. If you don't want to make lots of different shapes, that's fine. You could just make one shape. You could just make lots of the same shape. You'd make big ones and small ones. Or you could make them all exactly the same. Let me show you an artwork by an artist who used just one shape. You get an idea or something you could do. So this is by an artist called Anwar Jalal Shemza and it's called 'Composition with Number Six'. And you can see that it's got the shape of a number six in it made by all of these circles and semicircles. But he hasn't used any shape that isn't a circle or a semicircle. So he's an artist that worked in the UK and in Pakistan. Lots of his work has this sort of straight lines and soft flowing lines together. But you can see this as movement to those lines. He could think about how your shapes might have that sort of movement. He's actually made his out of bits of wood. So all of those circles are bits of wood. If you've got sticky out things, not just paper, you could stick those on. Let me show you that. I've got some cardboard here. In fact, this is quite a good piece of cardboard because, look, it's got a hole in it. So you can have a little look at that. I might make a nice square shape with a hole in the middle of it.

    [00:08:46] How are you getting on? Is everybody cutting up their shapes now colour them and if you want to. I'm going to make a nice square here. Hi, Lydia and Sophie. Yes, it is rainy. It's raining here, too. Exactly the right sort of thing to be doing on a day like today. And some indoor art. I'm going to cut this out. My bit of sticky out stuff, there. If you've got some shapes ready to go, you can start to think about where you might want to put them. Now, the thing about collage, collage, by the way, is a French word. It just means things that stuck together. So it's it means things that we stuck onto stuff.

    [00:09:39] Right. Yes. So with collage. You just need to move things around a bit before you stick them down. That's my advice, because sometimes you have a look at something and you think, oh, that's not exactly how I wanted it and it's too late. If you've already got the glue out and started sticking it on. So look here. I've got some of those orange circles that I showed you. I'm just going to put them on. I'm putting mine on my drawing board so you can see it. But if you're on this floor, or the table, you can just lay them on and then you can move them around and see what you like.

    [00:10:16] And let me show you another artwork. Give you an idea of what you could do with your shapes. Here we go. This is by an artist called Winifred Nicholson. And it's called 'Moonlight and Lamplight'. And she was a British artist. And when she made this in 1937, she was in Paris and there were loads of artists there all working together and going out together and talking to each other and sharing their ideas and making exciting new artworks. And I think this artwork, because it's called 'Moonlight and Lamplight' I think this looks like two people, one who's in the moonlight. So there's this circle who's in that sort of cold silver colour. Then we've got this, I think is a Pentagon, a five sided shape. The orange one looks to me like it's in the cosy yellow light that you get indoors. You know, when you walk past a window and you're outside on the street, the lights inside always look yellow. So it looks to me like those two people might be looking out of the window and having a chat with each other. And so let's have a think about what we can do with our shapes. And whether we can make them feel like they are doing something. So I see Martha and Sylvia doing some squares at the moment. I've got some triangles here. I think I'm going to start looking at where... I might try a really big one. If anybody else is up for that, try really big one.

    [00:11:43] Have a look around you. If you're thinking. I don't know what to make. Have a look around. Maybe you can see a shape. What shapes can you see around you? Maybe you've got some ovals or some circles. See if you can make a shape, that's a bit of a surprise. A surprise shape, maybe one that's got loads of sides. I've noticed that my pencil pot look has got really loads of sides. I don't know how many that is too hard to count. Ten? Nine? Make one big triangle here.

    [00:12:20] I'm going to say hi to Owen and Herbie. Hi, Herbie. And, oh, Betsy. And Kelly apparently is doing some crazy shapes. Great. I love it. Here we go. Nice big triangle there. So now I think. I am ready to start sticking some things on. Let's have a look. Let's see what they start to look like. If you think back to that Malevich that I showed you, remember that none of the corners of his shapes were lined up with the corners of his paper. If you put your shape in line with the corners of your paper, it starts to look really solid and like it's staying put. Whereas if you start moving it around, so it's at a different angle. It starts to look like it's moving a bit, like it's going somewhere. So have a think about that, where you'd like yours to be going. So we've got a bit of time now for thinking about what your shapes are doing. Are they dancing or fighting or jumping? Or maybe they're going on a journey? Might look a bit like they might be following each other somewhere. Maybe they're happy shapes. They might be sad shapes. They might be frightened shapes. Maybe there's one shape that's a bully.

    [00:13:45] So have a think about the energy between your shapes and then start arranging them on your paper, seeing what you like, the look of. Move things around to see if you like it better one way or another. And if you don't like it, move it back. And then as soon as you are ready, you can start sticking it on. And just a reminder. If you want to show me what you've been doing, which I would love, I would really love to see it. If you take a picture, you can send out. Your grown up can help you send it out on the hashtag #TateKids on any social network, and then we'll all be able to see what everyone else is doing.

    [00:14:26] Because the great thing about art is there no right way and wrong way to do it. There's just your way. So this is my way that I'm showing you. But I would really love to see what your way is. What your piece of artwork looks like and all of the people that are joining in today. Every single piece of artwork that we make, it's going to be completely different.

    [00:14:48] I want to put a little bit of music on while we do a bit of sticking. [Music plays] I like to think this is the sort of music that maybe Winifred Nicholson was listening to when she made that artwork with the two shapes. OK, great big triangle. Oh, we got some skipping shapes I. Ike's shapes are skipping! That sounds brilliant. I'm looking forward to seeing those. Remember my bit of cardboard? My little bit of cardboard. I cut that out. I'm actually going to colour that in now. I've got a wax crayon here.

    [00:15:28] What colour? Purple, I think. So you don't have to just stick with paper, you could stick other things on. Very good. Hi, Peggy and Lara. Thanks for joining us. I hope you're enjoying sticking your shapes on. There we go. I've coloured that in now, so I'm actually going to see where that would go, like that I think. How are you getting on? Well, someone says, can we make faces on our shapes? Of course you can! Remember, it's your artwork. You can do whatever you like with it. You can draw whatever. You could make some spotty shapes. Or you could make some stripey shapes. You could draw faces. Or if you want to make yours anything, it's up to you. You can do whatever you like.

    [00:16:31] Here we go. We've got a bit of time for sticking. I'm going to stick those lovely circles on. Remember, if you haven't got the colour you want, do it on a white piece of paper and colour it in. The thing about glueing as well is a good idea to try and get your glue to go all the way to the edge. So maybe you've got a bit of scrap paper, make it stick down nicely. I'm going to do one more of those and then I think, remember, we made that rectangle. I'm going to stick that rectangle on. I think that my shapes look like they are all going in this direction, I think. Shall I come a bit closer? So you can have a look. My shapes, are all sort of going in that direction. So I'm going to have maybe one going in the opposite direction because then we'll have two shapes going in different directions, and that sometimes makes it feel a bit more exciting.

    [00:17:44] Let's have a look what have we got here. So remember, you can move them around, so move your shapes around to see where they're going. See what you like. Oh, Herbie's got some flying shapes. That's a great idea. I love it. But the thing that I'm doing is making sure that none of my corners line up. So none of my corners are lining up here to start sticking everything down now. Feel really pleased with that. You could fill your whole paper up if you like. Fill it right up. Loads and Loads of shapes. Or you could just have one or two. Have a think about those artworks that we looked at. Some of them had loads of shapes on them and some of them just had one or two. Right.

    [00:18:33] If you're just joining us, we're just in the middle of our first activity where we're cutting out shapes and we're sticking them on to make an exciting picture where the shapes are maybe going places or talking to each other. Some people's are flying, some people's skipping, but we're just cutting nice shapes out of coloured paper or we're colouring some in. If you need to make a shape that you like. I've coloured one in here, which we cut out and stuck on.

    [00:19:08] I've got one more. I'm also going to think about what colours have I got on there? So I've got red. I've got blue. I made my orange one. I've got a nice purple here. I cut out and now I'm going to add some yellow. So I think I would like lots and lots of different colours of mine. I'm going to add some yellow. Where's it going to go? I don't like that one. You know, I'm going to turn it into two triangles. I'm going to cut my square corner to corner. Use a ruler if you need to. I'm going to risk it. Oh, someone's saying hi from rainy Plymouth. You know what? It's rainy in London, too. It's a rainy day here. Right. I think my yellow one. I'm going to point off the top of the picture there.

    [00:20:22] Shall we come a bit closer so you can see it? So I think I have put on as many shapes as I'd like. I'm feeling pretty pleased with that. Apparently, Francis in Red class is making a volcano. That's a great idea. In fact, I turned mine this way. Frances, what do you think? Do you think that's quite volcanoey? Look, it's going to [exploding noise]. So I'm just gonna start moving on. If you're sort of finished well, I would really love it if you would send a picture. So if you can ask a grown-up to take a picture of it and share it with the hashtag, #TateKids. And then we can all see what we've been making because then you can see how many different types of shape art have come out of this one.

    [00:21:16] Remember, you can catch up with this if you're still going. Keep going. If you're finished and ready for something else, join in with me. You can do this all at your own pace. You could have another go at this later on. You know, you could have you could think I wasn't sure that this came out the way I wanted. I'm going to try something else. And then if you've got two, you could send one to someone that you really like. That would be so fun. Somebody says, can we put hats and hair in all shapes? Hey, remember, it's your piece of artwork. You can do whatever you like. You can put anything you like on there. So whatever you want. I'd love to see some hats. So send me a picture. If you see some hats. Use that hashtag #TateKids. And then afterwards we'll be able to see all the brilliant things, all the different pieces of art that were made. So. I'm going to move on. If you're ready. Students at St Laurence School, if you're ready. Carry on with me. If you're not, don't worry. Keep on doing this while you finish up sticking things on or cutting your shapes out. I'm going to tell you about our next activity because our next activity is making a silhouette self-portrait and silhouette means like a shadow.

    [00:22:30] So it's not it doesn't have lots of details, like when you draw a portrait of somebody and you draw their eyes on and you draw the shape of their mouth and everything like that. It says it's all one colour. And it's just a shadow. Let me show you not what that will show you exactly what that means. So this is a rabbit. And this is by an artist called Ed Ruscha. Just this means that you don't need loads of detail, just the outline of a shape. Turn to the side and everyone knows exactly what it is. So there you go. There's a rabbit and that's a silhouette. But normally when we talk about silhouettes, we're talking about portraits or pictures of people. So here's an artist who works with silhouette a lot. She's called Kara Walker. This artwork's called 'The Keys to the Coop', and she works lots in this silhouette. So she draws her figures out very beautifully and carefully, and they can be really big and stuck on the wall really, really big. And she cuts them out from black paper using a really sharp knife. And so she gets loads of detail into them. And all her artworks tell stories about the invisible or hidden histories of black African-Americans. So she's put so much care and detail into these.

    [00:23:42] What's important about this is that they turn to the side. So let me show you. They're all in profile. Let me show you what I am what I mean by profile. So if you look at this shape of a face, this is called the 'profile' or the side view. So you should be able to see, I think, my side view here. So my nose. I think for me, my nose is a bit the sticks out the furthest. And then I never really know what's next. Top lip, maybe bottom lip. Have a little feel. See what's sticking out. The furthest top lip might be for head, might be top lick. I think it's quite hard to draw that shape and get it right.

    [00:24:24] But if you draw it right, you can tell who it is because everybody's profile is a bit different. So I can't draw one of those freehand. I can't do it like Kara Walker is. I don't have that skill, though. I would love it. So I am gonna draw round my head and I'm gonna draw around it on a piece of black paper. But you can use white paper, and I've got quite a big piece of paper here, but I think mostly your head will fit on a piece of A4 paper. If you've got a piece of A4 paper. Apparently Sudbourne Primary School in Brixton, hi, they're making collages from old art history books. That sounds brilliant. Wow, that's exciting.

    [00:25:10] OK, so I am going to show you how to draw round your head to make a profile. Remember that shape so that you can make a portrait of yourself, which is called a self-portrait. Now I think watch me do it first and then have a go. You know how you draw around your hand. If you want the shape of your hand, you draw around your hand. Just use your pencil. Follow the line. Well, that is what I'm gonna do with my head. So let me show you how to do it. First of all, I'm gonna get because I'm using black paper. I'm gonna use a crayon, so that it shows up and I'm gonna put my crayon in my drawing hand. This is my hand. I do drawing with. And I'm gonna take my opposite ear. Not that not the drawing hand ear, but the opposite one. And I'm going to put it down on the table, my ear down on the table. And then I'm going to draw around my head as if I was drawing round my hand. Are you ready? I have to turn my head back because it's a bit gymnastic otherwise. OK. So, watch. Here it goes. Here's my drawing hand. Head in the middle. Follow your neck. Chin. Lips. Nose. Don't poke yourself in the eye, round your head. I'm wearing a headband, that's why that's extra hard! ... Around the back of your head. Right round to your neck. Yes. Then you can just fill in if you couldn't reach a bit like I couldn't. That's fine. Here we go. That's a bit better.

    [00:26:46] If you need a couple of goes, do a couple of goes. If you are finding that too difficult and you don't like it, that's fine, too, around your hand. Draw it freehand. That means just do it out of your head. Have a go at that. You don't need to do it my way, remember? No right way. No wrong way. Just your way. So you do it whatever you like. You could do a different shape. If you don't want to. I'm choosing this shape because ...we'll look at one more artwork and then you'll know why we're choosing this shape. Here we go.

    [00:27:19] This is a picture by an artist called Eileen Agar, and it's called 'Collage of Head in Profile'. Remember, that means side view. And we're not really sure when this was made because this was something that was in her archive. She collected her scrapbooks and her sketchbooks and all of those things. And then after she died, she left all of that to the Tate. And so now at Tate, if you go to the archive, you can see all of the stuff that she had in her studio and all of those sorts of things. So this is one of those things. And you can see it's a face. You see that profile that we were talking about with the nose and the chin. But she's filled the inside with this amazing pattern. And the pattern somehow makes you think of what's inside the head of this person. So Eileen Agar's somebody who made a lot of works that we might call surreal or surrealist. And that means that they're not really things that you'd see in real life, but they're things that maybe make you think of a dream or of something really strange and surprising that makes you think this couldn't happen in real life. But somehow they look like they could. And so I like that artwork because it makes me think of what's happening inside our heads. And so what I'm going to do with my piece of paper here, which I've done on black paper, but you could do on white paper. It doesn't matter, is cut it out. A bit like that Kara Walker, we're going to cut out around this shape. I'm going to tidy up where my lines went a bit quickly. Here we go. Starting at the neck here, you can see what I'm doing and then I'm gonna come around the chin and what I'm hoping to do is keep the outside of the paper just like that Eileen Agar, so that we can fill the inside of it with some pictures about what's inside our head.

    [00:29:13] So here we go snip, snip, snip. Remember, I'd love to see your artwork. So if your. Finished with your shapes and pleased with them. Please give them a share. Use the hashtag, take kids. And then after this, you know, also you can take a picture of them as if they are in an art gallery. So hang them up on the wall or put them down on the floor. And then. You can upload them to the Tate kids gallery. Like a piece of art. And that would be so cool.

    [00:29:50] Good. Coming round to the back of my head now, which was the hardest bit to draw. So I'm just going to go round that line there where I think I maybe didn't do very well. Remember, I was struggling with my headband. Maybe I should have taken it off. There's the back of my head. Snip, snip, snip, right down to the bottom. And now I've got two pieces. I've got this piece. The outside shape and I've got the inside shape as well. Which should be the same shape as my head. If you're still doing your shape collages, that is totally fine because carry on, you can always watch this again. This is going to be up on the channel. It's gonna be on the Tate website. You can always watch this again and try the second part later.

    [00:30:45] And so I don't need this bit. You might want to keep hang on to that bit, but I don't need that bit. I'm going to put that bit to one side. And I am going to stick this bit down on another sheet of paper. Just so that you can see it. So then you can see, there you go, look, there's the bit I cut out. When you do that and you throw it away like that, that's called negative space. So we'll look a bit of that negative space and then I'm going to start filling my head. With some of those things that we cut out of magazines, because this is a self-portrait. Remember, we want to think about things that we like or things that we're thinking about. So I'm going to think about what's going on inside my head. And I want you to think about what's going on inside your head. So what are you dreaming about? What are you thinking of? What are your interests or hopes or wishes? Also thinking about Eileen Agar. Sometimes there's nothing inside my head, not particular things. This just maybe shapes some patterns and colours and think about all the energy inside your head. Electrical sparks flying and thinking about things. I'm going to put that on there so you can see it.

    [00:32:23] So this is now where you need all those bits and pieces that you've got to collage with. So I've picked out some things that I like, just some of it's just patterns that I like the look of. I found a bird here, which I thought was interesting, and I thought those feathers shapes were really beautiful. Also, because I like birds and flowers, I've picked out things that I like. Found one of an owl, I really like these ones where you can see all their wings, but then you could just know as talking about things going on inside your head. What about this shape? That's a funny one, isn't it? Where we could just have squiggles and scribbles going on inside our head. So I think I'm going to start thinking about what I'm going to cut out to put inside this shape. So I haven't stuck this down. It's just so that you could see the contrast across it. I'm going to start filling the inside of this with the stuff that I'm thinking about. And I'd love to know what you're thinking about. Remember, you can use anything. This is just what I've been thinking about. So. It can be just patterns and colours. Let's have a look. Here's some funny patterns that I found. Something like that. And you could make some of these things stand for hair. So that could be my hair look. Could turn it like that, and it could be or looks a bit like a swimming hat. Something like that. And maybe some things. Look at this amazing picture we found of a bird that's apparently a dove. But look, it looks like it's a heart and a fan. So I thought I might stick that on. I'm just going to cut it out. I'm not going to cut mine out too carefully. I quite like these wibbly shapes like that. But you could cut yours out very precisely and carefully if that suits you. And moves those around. Think about what's inside your head. Might be pictures, could be words, maybe within your newspapers and magazines, you can find some nice words that represent something, maybe you're thinking about what you're going to have for dinner tonight. Maybe you can draw a picture of something if you're thinking about something and can't find a picture of it. Draw one. Draw a picture. Write it in. Think about it. Do whatever you like. Remember? You don't have to do it like mine. In fact, none of us will be able to do the same ones. And that's the beauty of collage. Because we've all got different things and we're all making it different and new. We kept taking old things, sticking them together and making brand new artworks out of them.

    [00:35:21] So this here, I think I'm going to put that like that. So remember what we said about collage that you don't want to stick it down too quickly? You want to see how it looks? So I'm just balancing mine in there. Let's put some music on. Calm down a little bit. Let's see what else I've got here. I've found some books. Because I really like books. So I found these strips of bookcases. I think they might help. Slide those in. So tell me what you were thinking. What things you found, what brilliant things you've got maybe you've got patterns? Some good wibbly patterns. Let me cut out a big wibble outside and you can have a look. Remember, we're doing this quite quickly, aren't we? If you don't want to do it quickly, take your time. You can spend as long as you like doing this.

    [00:36:39] Some artists take days or weeks or even months to make an artwork. So you don't have to finish this right away when I finish mine. So I'm going to start sticking mine down because mine will fall off here. Remember what we said about when you're sticking, maybe have a little bit of scrap paper that the blue can go on so that you can get right to the edge. Go right to the edge so I can stick it right on. So I think mostly inside my head is squiggles things like that. I'm going to put some squiggles in. And I'm going to put it underneath this black bit so you can see so that covers it up. So I get a nice straight line there.

    [00:37:39] Let me show you, so you can see that. So I've stuck it underneath here. I've got glue on my fingers. I stuck it underneath there. So we get a nice straight line from where we did all that cutting. Ooh just turns out this side, Look, I've cut this out, because I like that, but on the other side, maybe that's even better. I think I'm going to use that. I hope you're getting on all right. Just remember, you can share these with me. I would love to see what's inside your heads. Whether there's happy thoughts or maybe there's some quiet thoughts or maybe there's exciting things, perhaps you've got fireworks inside your head or shooting stars. She's going to put more there now. So there we can start to see that coming together. What else have I got? So I've got dark blues now, so I'm going to stick with the blues apparently inside my head. Today, it's blue.

    [00:38:56] Hi, how are ya? It is peaceful, isn't it? I think I must be having a peaceful time inside my head and that's why I've gone for these peaceful colours. And also, I think maybe these shapes are quite peaceful, they're soft and rounded, aren't they? And the music's helping, isn't it? Let's put that on here. Now, this is why you should always arrange it before you stick it down, because now I want to peel that one off.

    [00:39:25] So you could think about the features of your face, so you could think maybe you've got something that you would like to cut out and make an eye out of. I've got some little teacups because I'm very fond of tea. And I thought, oh, I could cut out a little teacup and stick it on in an eye place. See what that looks like. This is the good thing about collage. You can try something out if you don't like it. Take it off. Haven't decided anything.

    [00:40:02] Can I say hi to Rya and Mariam and Leif who are in Camberwell? And high to Vianne as well, hi. Thanks, everyone, for joining me. I hope you're having a nice time. I'm having a super nice time. We've actually nearly finished, so I'm going to stop sticking my things down. Let's have a look. Put it on there and you can tell me what you think, is it good? With the I see how it looks like a little funny little guy now, I think it's not really for me. I think I'm may take it off. I'm going to fill up. What about my lovely bird that I had put that on? I'm going to fill up this space here first, actually, with these stairs. Look at those. They're funny. They found some stairs. I'm going to stick those on.

    [00:40:59] Right. We're getting there. I'm going to stick on my bird and then I think I'm pretty much finished. If you put a little hole in it like mine, put a little hole here.

    [00:41:13] I'm going to stick that bird on that looks like a heart. Here we go. I think I'm just gonna colour that in with a blue crayon. Bedford Primary School having lots of fun and Hollydale primary school goodness, some schools really enjoying this. Hi, guys. Yes. You might have missed that bit if you can't find the thing that you like. Draw it on. So I'm not gonna draw anything on because I don't feel like drawing today, but I am going to colour a bit in if you feel like doing some drawings of things that you really love. That's inside your head. Maybe you've got a favourite person or. A favourite meal or something like that.

    [00:41:57] Stick them on. Draw them on with your pens. Draw them on with your papers. Oh, somebody sent me a beautiful picture already, I love it. So do send them if you tag and if you use the hashtag, #TateKids askk your grown up to help you. If you use the hashtag #TateKids, then I can see them and we can all see each others'. There's some really beautiful patterns happening.

    [00:42:20] So here's my one. I think that's how I've got to with that. Start sticking it down. If you haven't done that already. There we go, see that bird? I feel like that is very peaceful, the person who said that. So I'm going to leave that there. Send me your pictures. Share them with each other so that we can see them. Thank you so much for joining him with me. We've had such a great time. I've really enjoyed myself. I've made a big mess as well. So if you've made a big mess, tidy up. Don't forget, if you want to do another one, there's another one next week. Two p.m. on Wednesday. Same same length. You'll be able to find on the take his YouTube channel and an artist, Joe, you is going to be helping you to make something completely different. So share these ones. You can do this again. Tell your friends and they can have a go at it and share them using the take kids hashtag on social. And then if you go to the Tate Kids website, if you take it hanging up on the wall like this, you would like to put mine up on the wall. If you take a picture of them like that, then you can put them in the take kids gallery as well. Thank you so much for joining me. I really, really enjoyed it. Thank you so much. Take care everybody. Bye.

    What is a Collage?

    Collage is a French word that means 'stuck together'. So when we make a collage, all we need to do is stick things together!

    Moving shapes

    Kazimir Malevich, ‘Dynamic Suprematism’ 1915 or 1916
    Kazimir Malevich
    Dynamic Suprematism 1915 or 1916
    Tate

    This artwork is full of 'dynamic' shapes. Dynamic means something that has lots of energy!

    It was made over 100 years ago and it still looks really fresh! The artist, whose name was Kazimir Malevich wanted to make art for art's sake. He didn't want to draw pictures of real things or people. His shapes don't line up with the corners of his painting. It makes them look as though they are moving!

    Anwar Jalal Shemza, ‘Composition with Number Six’ 1966
    Anwar Jalal Shemza
    Composition with Number Six 1966
    Tate
    © The estate of Anwar Jalal Shemza

    This artwork was made by Anwar Jalal Shemza. He was an artist who worked in the UK and in Pakistan. This artwork is called 'Composition with Number Six'. Can you see the number six within it? The artist has used all semi circles and circles, and cut them out of wood. When you make a collage, you can use materials like wood, or other things! It doesn't just have to be paper.

    Winifred Nicholson, ‘Moonlight and Lamplight’ 1937
    Winifred Nicholson
    Moonlight and Lamplight 1937
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    © The Trustees of Winifred Nicholson

    Artist Winifred Nicholson painted these two shapes. They look like they are having a conversation! Can you make your shapes look like they are talking to eachother? What would they be saying?

    Silhouettes and Collage Portraits

    Edward Ruscha, ‘Rabbit’ 1986
    Edward Ruscha
    Rabbit 1986
    ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011
    © Edward Ruscha

    This artwork by Edward Ruscha shows the silhouette of a rabbit. The silhouette is a word for the outline, or shadow of a an object or person. Even without seeing the rabbit itself, we can see that it's a rabbit because of the shape.

    Kara Walker, ‘The Keys to the Coop’ 1997
    Kara Walker
    The Keys to the Coop 1997
    Tate
    © Kara Walker

    Kara Walker often makes artworks using very detailed silhouettes. She uses these silhouettes to tell the hidden histories of Black African-American people. Read more about another artwork by Kara Walker.

    Eileen Agar
    Collage of a head in profile formed by cutting a shape out of black paper and pasting it over patterned paper
    Tate Archive
    © The estate of Eileen Agar

    This artwork by Eileen Agar is a portrait that uses her silhouette and collaged pieces of paper. She uses patterned paper because maybe that's what's inside her head. What's inside yours?

    Collages in the Tate Kids Gallery

    • Profiles

      Noah, 8

      United Kingdom

    • whatever goes

      Charlize, 9

      United Kingdom

    • Simply Beautiful

      Eloy, 5

      United Kingdom

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