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Today in Art, we are creating a picture using collage and frottage.

This picture is called 'The Bride of the Wind' by Max Ernst.

  • What does this look like to you?
  • What do you think it could be?
  • What is it doing?
  • What is in the background?
  • Is it real or is it imagined?
  • Can you see the different textures?
  • How would you describe them?


Bring out the rubbings that you made last week. Can you find textures that look like the ones used by Ernst.

You will be working with your rubbings from last week and using a technique called ‘tearing’ to create shapes.

Tearing is not the same as ripping; it requires both hands to carefully tear in order to create a shape. However, if you find this difficult then you may prefer to use scissors.

Using this technique of ‘tearing’, create a picture being as creative as you like. You could make an imaginary animal, like Ernst, or:

  • A landscape
  • Planets in space
  • A face
  • Shapes and patterns
  • An animal

Contrasting textures will look better together and use large and small selections of your rubbings.

Collage your torn pieces together to create your picture. You can use frottage to complete your picture which is adding rubbings to your picture on top of the pieces of rubbings that you already have in place.