How to make an origami
How to make an origami shed
INSTRUCTIONS (PRINTABLE) CLICK *HERE*
JOURNEY, CHANGE, TRANSFORMATION, POSSIBILITIES
Inspired by Simon Starling’s Project for a Rift Valley Crossing (2015), we invite you to transform a humble sheet of paper into functional, floatable, and reflective artworks of your own.
In his artwork, Starling extracted Magnesium from the salty Dead Sea which he turned into a boat. He used this boat to make the difficult journey from Israel to Jordan. Download the template below and follow the video instructions to make your own paper boat. There’s space on the template for you to think about what you would need to take with you on your journey. Who do you need to help you get where you’re going?
This artist is known for transforming objects. In his work Shedboatshed (2005), Starling took a wooden shed apart and turned it into a boat. He travelled this boat across the water and rebuilt it into a shed again. Using the Shedboatshed template, think about what you might keep in your imaginary shed. What ‘tools’ are in there? What do you need to transform and change to get to somewhere new?
Use the third template and video instructions to fold a zine, or a mini magazine. You could use your zine to imagine your own journey, inspired by the shed and the boat. Where are you headed?
We’d love to see what you make so remember to share your creations with us via Facebook @SunderlandCulture @sunderlandmuseum
and Twitter @SunCulture@sundmuseum using #SCSummer
A PIECE OF PAPER
= INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
I cut up pictures
of my old paintings
and collaged them
to make the templates...
You could cut up some old
collage onto your
boat, shed and zine!
All you need is:
Stuff to cut up
*your new folding skills!
You can find MORE activities to make and do with your family on Sunderland Culture’s website *HERE*
Art, Mental Health and Wellbeing
We know that being creative is a great way to look after ourselves in times of difficulty and stress. If you think you, or a child you care for needs extra support, help or guidance, you can find resources and advice *HERE*