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Mapping Merton Park – collaborative painting

The last 2 weeks at Merton Park Art Club we have been working in groups to create a large memory map based on the work we have been doing this term. The work was based on 2 walks we made around our local area.

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Merton Park walk map

 

Each group took an area and planned a collage with information and drawings collected over the term.

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They painted an abstract background together with acrylic paint using colours and shapes they fought would fit with their area. We used thick board so the pieces would not warp.

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The next stage was to collage on top of the background.

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Then we tinted the black and white, photocopied images with watercolour, to help them ‘make friends’ – as Puja said,  with the rest of the picture!

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We then gave everything a coat of thin varnish, to make them shine.

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