Pak Sheung-Chuen: Newspaper Collages
In this activity, you will create the front page of your own newspaper by creating a collage that combines both written and image-based components.
Paper (different kinds, different sizes; the larger, the better!)
Newspapers and magazines
Writing utensils (markers, pencils)
Glue or tape
- Gather and look at newspapers for layout inspiration. Consider their design, the placement of articles and related images, headlines, ads, and title of the publication.
- Brainstorm about what you would like your newspaper to feature—will it be all about yourself, your family, your growing collection of plants? Then, use a pencil or marker to sketch your newspaper layout onto your blank paper.
- Search through magazines and newspapers for useful shapes, images and corresponding words. If you can’t find the perfect words, create them by cutting out individual letters.
- Experiment with the placement of your images and words. Layer and overlap images, mix fonts, create new shapes or patterns; BE CREATIVE!
- Once you’ve decided on the placement of your images and words, glue or tape them in place.
- Create a title for your composition and share on social media— tag us: @artpace, #ArtpaceAtHome; #MakeArtHappen.
To read about Pak Sheung-Chuen’s 2013 International Artist-in-Residence exhibition, Traveler’s Notes: San Antonio 2013,5,28-2013.7.14, and view the complete TEKS-aligned Newspaper Collages lesson plan and others, please visit our Educator Resources page.