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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

3rd Grade "April Flowers Bring May Tissue Paper Collage Flowers"

Created on January 15, 2013 by Tiedemania

3rd grade tissue paper collage lesson plan inspired by artist Gale Kaseguma. This lesson plan features a link to my blog article where you can see my students at work on this project and links to their work in their online Artsonia galleries.

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4 sessions; 40 minutes per session

1. Students will be able to create a flower collage inspired by artist, Gale Kaseguma using tissue paper and mod podge.
2. Students will be able to incorporate the elements and principles of design into their work.

1. White paper
2. Tissue Paper (variety of colors)
3. Scissors
4. Mod Podge
5. Glue Sticks
6. Paintbrushes

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1. View and discuss artworks created by Gale Kaseguma.
2. Demonstrate how to create the background of the piece first using cut tissue paper (light colors) and a glue stick.
3. Demonstrate how to layer three long green strips into the composition.
4. Allow time for students to create their backgrounds and layer their stems into the piece as well.
5. Demonstrate how to use a paintbrush to apply Mod Podge onto the entire piece and allow time for students to do this.
6. Demonstrate how to cut flower shapes and glue them into the piece using a paintbrush and Mod Podge.
(Tip: If using yellow tissue paper for the center of a flower, cut and paste three layers of yellow to make the color more opaque)
7. Allow time for students to cut, arrange and glue their flowers into place.
8. Demonstrate different ways to cut and then paste leaves into place.
9. Allow time for students to do this.
10. Upload artworks to Artsonia galleries

Students will be assessed based on the following:
Listening to conversations
Monitoring creative choices
Watching for the ability to follow directions
Observing for the application of demonstrated practices
Noticing how willing students are to take risks
Reviewing final works

Link to my blog post about this lesson that features photos of my students working on this project:

Link to Gale Kasebuma's artwork:

Links to my students work on Artsonia:

Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso

Abstract Art, Contemporary Art, Cubism, Modernism, Symbolism

Balance, Color/Value, Contrast, Line, Proportion/Size, Rhythm/Pattern, Shape, Texture, Unity/Harmony, Variety



  • cyocca 01/21/2013 at 06:16pm
    Is the tissue paper non bleeding??