Peter Clark Inspired Animal Collage

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Join Sandra Tarantino as she demonstrates how to create an animal collage inspired by Peter Clark in this art lesson video.

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Inspired by the work of Peter Clark, Sandra Tarantino will guide you through the steps to create your own unique animal collage. Clark, a British artist, is known for using found papers as his 'palette' that he 'paints' with. Watch Sandra create an adorable dog as you learn how to make your own textured masterpiece in this art lesson.

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  • Magazines, patterned paper or scrapbooking paper
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Two copies of a photograph of an animal
  • Watercolour or heavy paper to mount
  • Watercolours (optional)


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Peter Clark was born in Yorkshire, England in 1944, and studied at Manchester College of Art and Design (1962-1966). He has worked extensively in design and illustration, and his works have been on display all around the world.

Clark explains, "I create in collage everything from maps, labels, and discarded tickets to garments crafted from gift wrapping, musical scores, and love letters. My objective is to turn ordinary printed matter into exquisite works of art with character, beauty, and wit."

To check out more of Peter's collage work you can explore his website or look at his current exhibition at Portland Gallery.



Collage uses different pieces such as paper, photographs, fabric and other items, to assemble a new, different form. This art technique can be traced back to when paper was first invented in China in 200 BCE. Collage started to be used more commonly in the 10th century in Japan by calligraphers and poets.

Modern collage is often linked to the early stages of modernism in the twentieth century by artists like Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. In fact, the world 'collage' comes from the French papiers collés, which means 'glued papers.'

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WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR FINISHED ANIMAL COLLAGE PORTRAITS! SHARE them with us in the comments below or on social media.