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Creative Collage for 7 to 10 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

Discover the power of paper! In this fun and playful course, you will explore a range of collage methods which will take you on a journey from pattern-making to sculpture.

A diverse range of activities will cover elements of paper manipulation including cutting, scrunching, folding and weaving, and will cover the basics of colour theory and composition across two and three dimensions.

Who should attend

Anyone aged 7 to 10 who is interested in art and design.


  • An understanding of the basic principles of pattern-building - repetition, rotation, symmetry - through collage
  • Using self-drawn templates
  • An awareness of colour theory and its application
  • The transformation of 2-D design to 3-D sculpture

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons
  • Clear, explanations and easy to understand lessons
  • Live demonstrations, you can see exactly how things should be done
  • Live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor, using your microphone and camera, or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box
  • Receive feedback on your work

How to book:

  • Click add to basket
  • If you are an adult booking a place for a child or teenager, you will need two email addresses one for your booking confirmation email and one for the student *
  • Select the option to book for someone else
  • Add the bookers details under Your details
  • And the students details under Delegate 1

* In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates


Topics covered

Session 1

  • What is tone?
  • Tonal exercises for shading and mark making
  • Exercise 1: drawing a kitchen item
  • Exercise 2: drawing a crumpled item

We start by talking about tone and practicing mark making, before completing two contrasting exercises. The first uses a solid object with clear shape and contours. The second is more challenging as it involves a more abstract object with a complex form and texture.

Session 2

  • Discussing key terms and concepts connected with tone
  • Experiment with mark making to produce a series of tonal scales
  • Produce a ‘set up box’ to photograph a set up of objects
  • Editing photographs to see tonal relationships more clearly
  • Explore incremental use of tone and observation of tonal shapes through use of collage and mark making

This follow up session explores the principles of tonal representation through an experimental and incremental approach. Using collage, mark making and photography, key concepts about tonal scale, light as shape and the importance of the figure ground relationship are explored.


  • Pack of coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • A4 white paper
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Optional: other miscellaneous papers including wrapping paper, wallpaper, foil, newspaper, magazine pages or junk mail

Online short course materials

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -
Meet the Tutor:

In this fun and playful online course for 7 to 10 year olds, you will explore a range of collage methods which will take you on a journey from pattern-making to sculpture.

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