Action Figure Collage

Grade 6

Linda Pfisterer, Art Specialist

Students look at and learn about the collages of contemporary artist Miriam Schapiro. They paint a background and use mannequins to draw and create an action figure. The parts are embellished and assembled into a collage.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. learn about Miriam Schapiro, a contemporary artist who makes collages with painted papers.
  2. use the wet-on-wet painting technique to create a background.
  3. manipulate mannequins into an action position for the people in the collage.
  4. add detail by making clothing from textured and patterned paper to embellish the design.