O-riginal Art Activities: Pattern Collage Inspired by Walter Anderson

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored Walter Anderson’s love of nature and fascination with pattern.

Create your own Walter Anderson inspired collage utilizing repetition.

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Frogs, Bugs and Flowers

Walter Anderson, Frogs, Bugs, and Flowers 1945, Watercolor on paper

Mississippi artist, Walter Anderson, used seven motifs to create his paintings and ceramics. Anderson is known for his use of repetition to create his watercolors depicting nature.

Supplies List:

Markers, Glue, Cardstock, Scissors


Step 1: Pick your favorite animal from the templates.

Step 2: Using a marker and the motifs below draw details on the animals.

Step 3: Use scissors to cut out the animals.

Step 4: Use a glue stick to glue your animals to the paper. Think about pattern, repetition and balance when arranging the animals.

Step 5: Draw an environment for your animals to live in.