Cindy Li, 11 (China)
“The buttons are round and bright like lollipops.” I chose this topic because I love candy! I cut out one picture of a button and repeated it, changing the sizes and the colors. It’s not perfect but it was my first digital collage, and I am proud of it.
Ingrid Fu, 9 (China) and Zoe Qi, 9 (China)
We were inspired by a rainforest full of snakes, trees, bugs, and flowers, so we made many different patterns with these shapes. We made sure we had lots of greens and blues because there are so many plants there and it rains a lot!
Justin Zhang, 9 (China) and Joey An, 10 (Korea)
We chose our colors to match the African savanna. We made patterns by repeating colors and shapes with Amaziograph, an iPad App. We digitally mixed colors and used the same ones in each design. We love the patterns we made!
Stephanie An, 11 (China)
First I wrote with a simile – “The opera singer’s voice is as croaky as a frog” – and made a digital collage. Sir Froggy, as I call him, has his notes all jumbled up in a pile and is unable to make a sound that is worthy of being heard!
Dora Liu, 10 (China/Canada)
This picture shows a dream of mine. I’ve always imagined that the blue sky could change into the ocean. I used six different pictures to make this collage. It was a bit challenging to connect the sky and the water even though they’re both blue!
Sofia Ning, 10 (China) and Tina Liu, 10 (China)
Our theme was the ocean because we love to swim, and we love fish! We mixed colors and based our shapes on things you can find like fish, shells, seaweed, bubbles, and sea stars. We chose complimentary colors – blue and orange – to make it look bright! We love our project!
Katarina Dou, 11 (China)
The giraffe’s neck is so long that his head is out in space. I love looking at pictures of the universe. I searched for different kinds of animals to collage with the Milky Way, and thought it would be fun to put in a giraffe because they are so tall.
Lucy Qiao, 11 (China)
In this digital collage, I compared the setting sun to an orange. Putting the sun in front of some clouds but behind others was the hardest part, but I think it looks pretty real.
Photos: Courtesy of BIBA
This article originally appeared on p 34-35 of beijingkids August 2017 issue.
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