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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
17 Oct 20

Open Studio

CAG X Collage Collage: Pattern Puppets

For our third remote Open Studio with Erin Boniferro of Collage Collage, Erin leads us through a puppet making activity inspired by Julian Yi-Zhong Hou’s multisensory Grass Drama. From pattern to music to performance, Julian’s work brings together multiple elements to create connections between unlikely things and ideas.

Watch the video and follow along as Erin creates a puppet out of paper and cardboard. She’ll share tips and tricks for creating your own unique, layered patterns with wax crayons and watercolour paints.


  • coloured paper
  • glue stick
  • tape
  • cardboard (corrugated works well)
  • dowel stick (optional)
  • scissors
  • watercolour paints
  • wax crayons or pastels
  • markers, pencils, pencil crayons (optional)

This activity is recommended for artists 3 years and up. Adult supervision is recommended for scissor work!

Share your puppets with us! @CAGVancouver @CollageCollage