“Where I Live” Art Journal Pages

My Art Journal class is focusing on themes that describe their life as they know it. Here is a collage page in my Strathmore Art Journal Kit that I made from old LA street maps.
1. To keep young students from cutting shapes that were too large for their book, I precut Thomas Guide maps to 5" squares. A ground shaped was cut and attached with a glue stick. Students then cut squares, rectangles and triangles as needed to make the type of building they lived in. They were glued on top, as well as any other details like simple trees.
2. A medium tip black marker was used to trace all the cut edges, as well as add smaller details like windows and doors.
3. Extra color was added to the buildings with crayon, as well as any desired background. I love how the map lines show through all the art!
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