Make with MAAM
Cut & Collage
Collage your own architectural village with this activity inspired by Ghost of a Dream's site-specific installation Yesterday is Here.
A piece of paper or card stock, collage materials, scissors, and adhesive.
Inside MAAM is a site-specific artwork by Ghost of A Dream artists Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom. Notice how the shapes fit within the design, and within this architectural space.
The artists used past exhibition catalogs, posters, postcards, and more. After selecting and cutting up thousands of pieces of paper, the artists designed patterns within patterns to create a collage that fits the walls and corners of MAAM’s lobby. Collage is French for “to stick together.” It’s a way to create art from many parts.
Gather collage materials. Look around for paper items – chopstick wrappers, gift wrap, or magazine pages.
Cut the papers into strips and get ready to assemble your design.
Cut out an architectural form.
Draw patterns and designs in your form.
Apply glue to your design and arrange the paper strips.
Fold your collages so they can stand on their own. Now you can construct an entire village of different architecture! What will you make?