A collage is a work of art made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. An artistic collage work may include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs, and such, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.
The World Book encyclopedia says,
By arranging the materials in a certain way, an artist can createSecond and third grade art classes are working on paintings using these techniques. As they finish up, I'll begin posting some. In the meantime, here's an example of this kind of art by Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948).
strange or witty effects not possible in traditional painting.