What is a collage?
When you put those [materials] and put them like that [smacking his hand on the paper] - Ford
Today we officially introduced collage in the studio. While some children experimented with the technique through their work in the birthday committee, today every child had a chance to select from a variety of wood and metallic materials and glue them to the supporting surface. Children expressed interest in different aspects of collage, with some gravitating towards the gluing and others meticulously organizing materials on the page. As is often true in the studio, the children worked in small groups to create their designs.
Mimi: What is this one of? K, I’m gonna put it in this one.
Charlton: We have an elephant, do we have a lion? Oh, its a tiger! A tiger unicorn?
Cal (peeking in to see what Mimi and Charlton and working on) What I’m gonna do with all those (materials)?
Cal: Look! I made my ABCs (referencing all the scrabble tiles on his collage)
Ragnar: How come you have an R, thats for my name. That’s for Ragnar
Ramsey: I want to do another one (pulls a scrabble letter)
Elsewhere in the classroom and the atelier, children enjoyed preparing Rawls' birthday gift and building with trains and vehicles.