Reggie Laurent Collage Game
You will create a Reggie Laurent collage by rolling the die and collecting the different parts needed to create it.
First, roll the die twice to pick two organic shapes from the first column. Then, roll again to pick two more from the second and third columns. You will now have six organic shapes. Roll twice to pick two geometric shapes from the fourth and fifth columns. You will now have four geometric shapes. Next, draw all the shapes on separate scraps of construction paper. Cut them out and glue them down onto a sheet of black cardstock paper. Leave space between them. If you have extra space, repeat some shapes.
Then, using either oil pastels or construction paper crayons, draw patterns on all your shapes. Be creative! Use different colors, lines, and shapes to make your patterns. Lastly, using washable tempera paint in squeeze bottles, draw squigly lines around all your shapes. Squeeze gently! And keep your hand closer to the paper so you can control the bottle. If you don’t have paint, you can use crayon or oil pastels to make the squiggles.
And that’s how you play this Reggie Laurent collage game!
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give them dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to design a non-objective, abstract collage using an array of materials and geometric and free-form shapes inspired by Georgia-based artist Reggie Laurent.
- Black Cardstock Paper
- Colored Construction Paper
- Construction Paper Crayons
- Squeeze Bottles
- Washable Tempera Paints
You Will Receive
- 8-page, Non-Editable PDF
- 9-page Non-Editable PowerPoint presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Reggie Laurent Background Information Handout
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets