Collage: a work of art made by assembling different parts to create a new, completed whole. Often made with materials like paper and fabric glued onto a surface.

Composition: the layout used for a work of art

Figurative: representational art, also refers to artwork that depicts the figure

Highlights: areas that are hit directly by light. These sections are typically much lighter than other areas of a particular object or figure.

Painting with paper: Megan Coyle’s collage technique where she cuts magazine strips and glues them down in such a way that they resemble the brushstrokes in a painting

Portrait: a work of art that depicts a person

Representational art: depicts something that is easily recognizable by most people

Self-Portrait: an artistic rendering of the artist created by the artist

Shadows: areas where light from a light source cannot reach. As a result, these areas are darker than other sections of a particular object or figure.

Style: the characteristics of the visual appearance of a work of art that ties it to other work created by that same artist

Subject (also known as subject matter): the content that is depicted in a work of art

Support: refers to the surface used to make art, such as the canvas or paper used to paint or collage on