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Project: Alphabet Illuminated
Flowers and Fairies Art Project
Look up/google “illuminated manuscripts” for the history of decoration in books and even before printed books were available many cultures decorated hand scribed pages, books and scrolls. No one knows when the first printing press was invented or who invented it, but the oldest known printed text originated in China during the first millennium A.D. Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in Europe in 1440. Check out the history of printing here.
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Using Magazine Photos and Mixed Media
A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.
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Project: Draw Your Art Eyes
Using Drawing, Painting, or Mixed-Media Collage
Eyes can be symbols of what is seen and not seen. For instance, the eyes are called the “window to the soul.” Make a drawing, painting, mixed-media collage based on your own eyes.
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