Kristi Abbott – Collage Artist


Objectives: Kristi Abbott depicts beloved icons and landscapes with materials from around the globe in her vivid collages. Learn about a unique style of collage portraiture and how to apply it to your own portrait.

Tools/Resources: Pen and paper.


1) Watch the segment and discuss:

a. How are Kristi Abbott’s portraits different than others you’ve seen?
b. How do her materials give the portraits added depth?

2) Create a proposal for a self-portrait or portrait of someone you admire.

a. What color palette would you use?
b. What details would you hid within the portrait? Other portraits, family photos, pop culture references?
c. How would your layers help tell the story of the subject’s life?

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