Video Art Lesson: Nature Collage

  • Art Making Activity
  • Posted: May 13, 2020

    Above: Lesson Plan: Nature Collage

    In this video art lesson, students will be introduced to the  artwork of Canadian artist Emily Neufeld, and guided through the steps in making a nature collage. To see more of Emily’s work, check out the Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby exhibition.


    • Paper
    • Glue stick
    • Leaves and flowers
    • Heavy Books


    • Watch the lesson by clicking the video to the right.
    • Go for a nature walk, and collect natural samples.  Look for different shapes, colours, and textures.
    • Place the plant samples between two sheets of paper, and press under some heavy books.  Leave to dry and flatten for 2 days to a week.
    • Remove the books and carefully remove the plants from the paper.
    • On a sheet of drawing paper or construction paper, arrange your dried plants.
    • Apply glue with a glue stick to the paper, and carefully press the dried plant into the glue.

    To learn more, check out these related links:

    Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby exhibition page

    Video Interview with artist Emily Neufeld

    Above: Lesson Plan: Nature Collage
    WATCH: In this video, we look at the work of Canadian artist Emily Neufeld and create an artwork inspired by nature.


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