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LeRoy Neiman-Inspired Neon Collage Painting - Project #171

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Newspapers, Magazines or Internet Images
Glue Sticks
Canson Oil and Acrylic Paper Pad
Neon Acrylic Paints
Black Light (optional)
View Project Video
Print Page

LeRoy Neiman was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored screen prints of athletes. Make your own collage featuring your favorite sports figure! Use neon acrylic paints to create a fun work of art that can be viewed with black lights. This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Collect images of your favorite sport figures from magazines, newspapers or the internet.
  • Step 2
    Cut out the images with scissors.
  • Step 3
    Create a collage using Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick to glue the cut out images to an 11x14" sheet of XL Acrylic Paper.
  • Step 4
    Paint the background of the collage with Chromacryl Neon Student Acrylic. Start out with a thin layer to establish your color scheme then go wild with heavy impasto strokes.
  • Optional Tip 1
    Chromacryl NeonStudent Acrylic is bold in regular light, and electric in black light. Turn out the lights and shine a black light on the painting for cool effects.

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