As part of Light Night Worcester 2021, we invited artist and designer Mark Murphy to create a collage-making resource for schools, colleges, sixth forms and young people at home.
Inside the Collage Kit you will find a brief introduction to collage as an art form, a step-by-step guide, and lots of images to get you started.
You don’t need to be a skilled or experienced artist to create a beautiful and thought provoking collage.
About Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy is an artist and designer based in Birmingham. He uses a range of weird and wonderful vintage prints from the last 75 years to create poignant, challenging and sometimes deliberately humorous collages.
Watch this video to hear from Mark himself about his process.
Mark’s new series of collage works, ‘Remember the Future’ for Light Night 2021, remixes what he calls “vintage images of future visions”, and looks back to see how people in the past imagined what the future might be like.
Collage Workshop at Christopher Whitehead Language College
Students in Year 9 and 10 at Christopher Whitehead Language Collage, had the opportunity to hear from Mark and ask questions about his artistic practice. The students, who have all chosen or are thinking of choosing Art as a GCSE option, also tried their hand at creating collages using Mark’s tips and guidance at a workshop. They also had a chance to see Mark’s latest work “Remember the Future” at Light Night Worcester.
Collage Workshop Gallery
Click through the gallery to see the creative compositions the students at Christopher Whitehead Language College created in the workshop.
Download Your Collage Kit
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If you are interested in similar creative arts activities aimed at primary school age children have a look at our FREE Adventure Pack. Created by touring theatre company imitating the dog, the Adventure Pack is full of fun activities and creative tasks to inspire pupils’ imaginations and give them everything they need to start their own adventure.
Visit https://thearchesworcesterfestivals.co.uk/adventure-pack/ to learn more and download your FREE Adventure Pack now.