HOMEART #2 – Make a Collage!

HOMEART #2 – Make a Collage in the style of Mark Hearld

We love the work of artist Mark Hearld who combines illustration, printmaking and collage to create vibrant pictures of animals and landscapes.

Our scene, inspired by Mark’s style is based on Newport. Hand torn coloured paper for water, photos of buildings and a handmade book taken from one of our brochures, represent Quay arts. We’ve added Black Swans, rare visitors that hung around Newport late 2019, drawn in crayon over newspaper are joined by an origami butterfly (see Homeart #1). Finally we used wrapping paper for a border and a dash of watercolour for clouds and shading.

What do you need?

  • Pencil
  • Black pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Different Papers (cut outs from magazines, newspapers, brochures, coloured paper, wrapping paper etc.)

There are no rules really, but don’t spend too long on each element and only glue layers down when you are happy with their position.

If you’d like to share your mixed-media artworks of the Island we’d love to see them and put them up for all to admire!

Mark Hearld can be found here:



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