Animal Collages from Lake Charles, Louisiana

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Simon R

Marcie, a teacher from Barbe High in Lake Charles, Louisiana, recently contacted me about her class that completed a collage project. She sent along these impressive images of the student artwork, which were completed by high school Art 1 students in grades 9 – 12.

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Grace M

The class looked at my animal collage art and also saw my time lapse videos of how I piece together my collages. Then they used magazines to create a paper collage wheel – which helped the students look at magazine pages for specific colors instead of fragments of photographs.

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Emily M

Next the students selected an animal to focus on for their project. They researched the animal and created posters that included facts on the animals as well as a drawing of the animal in color.

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Eilidh H

A local interior designer donated old wallpaper books to the class, and Marcie also added scrapbook paper to the materials the students worked with.

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Davien H

Students sketched their animals on black poster board with white charcoal. They used liquid glue to complete the background first so that their animals would sit on top of the background paper.

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Daphne V

It was exciting to see each colorful and expressive work of art that was created by this class. I think the class could easily put together illustrations for their own children’s book.

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Daniel K

It really is wonderful seeing the work of budding artists. My favorite part of being an artist is seeing how I can inspire or teach other artists. And it was truly wonderful to see the work that the students in Marcie’s class came up with. Hopefully this project will inspire the class to make even more collages in the future.

Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Chloe P
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Cate O
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Brant C
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Ashley G
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Andie B
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Alex K
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Hannah G
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by John R
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Katie M
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Mackenzie S
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Mason S
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Sofie B
Coyle-inspired student artwork from Louisiana
Collage by Gabby L

British School Caracas, Venezuela

Today I received an email from a teacher at the British School Caracas in Venezuela. Her class of 7 year students studied my work and made their own collages.

The teacher was kind enough to send along images of the student artwork. It was a lot of fun seeing what they created – and how each piece has its own style.

There’s no better feeling than hearing that your work has inspired others.

And here’s to hoping that this budding group of artists keeps making art!

Animal Collages from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

A class of six graders from Canada studied endangered animals, selected an animal to write a story about, and then created collages of the animals after taking a look at my artwork. Their 12″x18″ collages are for sale online at Kids Art for a Cause, where the proceeds from their sales will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund.

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

It was great getting to see what these students made and that all proceeds are going to a good cause.

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Coyle-inspired Collage from Canada

Scape Collages from Frederick, Maryland

Student Collages inspired by Megan Coyle

The other day I received images of student collage work from a teacher, Andrea, who teaches at a high school in Frederick, Maryland.

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle

Andrea’s students learned about my work and then created their own landscape/cityscape collages while using my “painting with paper” technique.

Student Collages inspired by Megan Coyle

As always, I really enjoyed seeing what the students came up with on their own – and how they mixed textures with solid colors.

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This is still one of my favorite parts of being an artist – being able to inspire others to make art. I hope the students enjoyed tackling collage, and it was truly wonderful seeing their creations.

Student Collages inspired by Megan Coyle

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Landscape Collages from England

Megan Coyle-inspired collages from the UK

A couple of weeks ago I received a sweet email from a teacher, Karen, who lives in England. She told me that she decided to link a class art topic to collage landscapes, and found my work online.

Megan Coyle-inspired collages from the UK

Her students, who are seven and eight year-olds, studied my work and applied the same techniques to their own collages of the school grounds.

Megan Coyle-inspired collages from the UK

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing what the students came up on their own. And it’s always wonderful to see the work of budding artists.

Megan Coyle-inspired collages from the UK

British School Caracas, Venezuela

Every year around this time of year, I start to hear from students from a class in Venezuela. A teacher at the British School Caracas there teaches a unit on my work, and it’s always wonderful to hear from her students. It’s even better when I get a chance to see their painting with paper collages.

Earlier this week I heard from one of the British School Caracas students, Maia Troconis, who sent along a few images of her work. As always, I’m impressed by what the students come up with on their own. It’s always fantastic to see the work of growing artists.

Collage inspired by Megan Coyle
“A Day in Paris, Virginia” by Maia Troconis
Collage inspired by Megan Coyle
“Lucy goes to the Beach” by Maia Troconis
Collage inspired by Megan Coyle
“Shimmers of Gold in my Garden” by Maia Troconis

Collages from Texas

Texas Student Coyle Collage

I recently heard from a teacher from Port Aransas, Texas who used my artwork as inspiration for a student art project. Here are a few of the pieces that the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders created:

Texas Student Coyle Collage

Texas Student Coyle Collage

Texas Student Coyle Collage

Texas Student Coyle Collage

As always, it’s a lot of fun to receive student work in my inbox. I definitely enjoyed taking a look at what this group came up with.

Animal Collages from Springfield, Ohio

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

This week I heard from Elizabeth Crites, a teacher from Ohio. She contacted me to see if she could send me images of her student work. Her 7th grade students worked on a “painting with paper” project where they looked at images and videos of my artwork. Then they brought in pictures of their pets, or if they didn’t have pets they made collages of other animals, and completed their own “painting with paper” works of art.

Here are some of their wildlife animal collages:

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

And here are images of the pet collages:

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

Ohio Student Work inspired by Megan Coyle's Collages

It’s wonderful to see the work of young artists. Elizabeth’s students did a great job – and it’s fun seeing how each student had his or her own style.

Animal Collages from Washington, Pennsylvania

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

On Twitter I found out about a class from Germantown Academy in Washington, Pennsylvania who studied Romare Bearden’s artwork as well as my collage work, and then made their own “painting with paper” collages. When I saw images of the students’ work, I just had to share them! I am pretty impressed by what this class of 4th graders came up with. Here are a few from the class:

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

The students worked with magazine cut-outs to make the animals and paint for the background.

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

Student Collage inspired by Megan Coyle collage artist

It’s wonderful inspiring others, and it’s also wonderful seeing what young artists are capable of creating.

British School Caracas, Venezuela

During the past couple of months, I’ve received emails from a number of students from the British School Caracas in Venezuela. The students are working on an art project where they write about my life and also create their own collages. Below are some of the collages the students have made:

Coyle Inspired Collage

Coyle Inspired Collage

Coyle Inspired Collage

Coyle Inspired Collage

It always brightens my day to see collage work by students from around the world.