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Temporary Sculptures | Open Studio

Pick up a free art kit in the Museum and use the supplies to create temporary paper sculptures inspired by the sculptural assemblages of Jessi Reaves in the exhibition Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves.



3D Shape Templates

Construction paper

Pipe cleaners




01. Create Your 3D Shapes

Lay out your templates and notice the differences in length and color on each page. Which designs look larger? Which paper feels lighter? Using scissors, cut out each template, then assemble each shape by folding the template design as indicated. Secure the edges with tape to close.

02. Create A Base

Think about which shapes will create the base of your sculpture. Consider how wide you want your base. Be sure to use your largest shapes to support how big you plan to make your sculpture. Secure your largest shape to your cardboard to create your base.

03. Arrange

What else can you add to your sculpture to create the shape and form you want? Continue adding objects and materials to your sculpture. For reinforcement, tape items together or join with string or pipe cleaners to help secure the shape. 

04. Complete

Step back and take a look at your sculpture from different angles. To complete, add small and lightweight items, such as beads, buttons, or keys to your sculpture.

About Open Studios

CAMH’s Open Studios feature activities that draw inspiration from the exhibitions on view to provide an opportunity to explore imaginative concepts inspired by world-renowned artists.

Open Studios instructions are released on our website at 2PM, the first Saturday of every month. In-person, a limited number of Open Studio Kits are available for pick up in the Museum between 2-4PM, until we run out. Open Studio Kits include instructions and art supplies to complete the featured project. Each kit will include bonus items such as CAMH buttons, Art Guides, and extra activities. All ages, always free.

In-person pick up for Open Studio kits are low contact and designed with the safety of our visitors, staff, and community in mind. Visit our Museum From Home page for more hands-on activities you can enjoy anytime!