O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Assemblage Inspired by Rontherin Ratliff

Rontherin Ratliff uses architecture as an analogy to the human condition. In this O-riginal Art Activity make a mixed media collage.

Create your own abstract assemblage that represents your home.

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Rotherin Ratliff, Vulnerable Embrace, 2015, Mixed media, Collection of the artist

A New Orleans native, Rontherin Ratliff, commonly uses architecture as analogous to the human condition in his work. In 2015, he co-founded the Level Artist Collective along with four other New Orleans based artists. Ratliff’s work has been included in several exhibitions in New Orleans galleries. He is currently working on a project that will act as a roving theatre throughout New Orleans.

Supplies List:

Cardstock, Scissors, Glue sticks, Markers, Found Objects 


Step 1: What colors, patterns and objects remind you of home? Pick out patterns and colors that remind you of home. Arrange your pieces on the background.

Step 2: Use scissors to cut out different shapes. Use a gluestick to glue the pieces to the background.

Step 3: Pick out different objects that remind you of home. Arrange and glue the objects to your background.

Step 4: Use markers to add color and detail to your piece.