Mixed media clowns were the result of viewing Picasso's Three Musicans.
Students began by examining the painting, then they got to work creating a variety of textures, patterns and colours that would later be used for their collages.
Cardboard was used as the base and papers were cut or torn then glued on to form the background.
The figure was next. Students kept in mind the edges and shapes in The Three Musicians as they collaged their clown.
Other items related to the circus were added.
This project could be adapted to any age.
Media used included paint, crayons, pencil crayons, markers, newspaper, cartridge paper, and construction paper. Not only were brushes used to paint with, but students also created patterns and textures using cardboard, toothbrushes, their hands and other found objects.