Inspiring Art

Textile Workshops: Collage

Using a wide range of materials including felt, fabrics, lace, braids and shiny scraps, children can use glue to create appliqued collage work without time consuming sewing. Inspired by Gujerati torans, world flags or Mola textiles from Panama, or linked to any topic you are currently covering, for example, Tudor portraits or Aztec designs, wonderful art work can be created to make a stunning display. Work can be further enhanced with block printing using African or Indian wood blocks, or by adding mirrors, sequins and textured puff paints. Children of any age or level of ability can succeed in creating stunning results using this accessible technique.