Create Art with an Artist - Collaborative Collage - DuPage Children's Museum

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Create Art with an Artist - Collaborative Collage

Spark imagination and creativity through a program that incorporates art, math, and science. DuPage Children’s Museum and local artist, Laura Lynne, have collaborated to provide an inspiring curriculum that will lead students through new art techniques while working towards creating a collaborative work of art.


In a series of pre-recorded videos, Laura Lynne, engages students in a variety of projects that include painting, collage, paper cutting, and more. She also discusses concepts and techniques such as symmetry, gradations, shade, and texture to name a few.


Each video presents a different project that can become part of the larger collaborative artwork and encourages students to think about art in new ways, practice skills, and revel in the process of creation.


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This program is a wonderful catalyst for students to engage in open-ended art making. The collaborative nature of the project creates a community of learners where we can all inspire one another to see our art in new and exciting ways.

Dustin Thacker, DCM Arts & Maker Specialist
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Everyone Adds Their Own Touch

This curriculum is appropriate for grade levels Pre-K – 6. Each project offers multiple entry points for the youngest to more advanced artists – making sure a wide range of ages and abilities are able to participate and add their own unique touch to a collaborative artwork. 

Students will create the clouds, stars, trees, flowers, and creatures that populate the collage. Then it’s time to work together with their artful adults to assemble a one-of-a-kind take on this inspiring image.

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About Laura

Laura Lynne is best known for creating boldly colored and whimsically designed mixed media art and murals.  She is inspired by the immersion in nature she had growing up in Wisconsin, fairy tales, and song lyrics. Her art training shows a sharp eye for color theory and elaborate compositions. “Exploring and appreciating the natural world is very important to me.”  shares Laura. “Living by the beautiful rivers in Illinois we often see birds and other animals close to the water. I’d like to help the children look closer at the natural spaces where they live… This can help them to learn about natural science as well as art.” Learn more about collaborating with Laura Lynne Art.

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What’s Included:


  • Engaging arts curriculum that can be utilized in a variety of ways to fit the needs of your community of learners
  • More than 4 hours of curriculum/activities available through 60 minutes of pre-recorded video content
  • Teachers also have access to DCM’s Arts and Maker specialist to consult on a custom collaborative art project to display in your building
  • Interactive Young Artists Gallery – where students can view, comment, and collaborate to inspire each other

Flexible Options to Meet Your Needs!

Whether you’d like to use this curriculum for one class, one grade level, or the entire school we offer a flexible pricing structure.


$165 per classroom 

$1250 per school


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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.