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Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
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San Francisco, CA 94102

Create a Color Trip Collage

Download the activity packet in the sidebar for instructions.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Yoshida Hodaka (Japanese, 1926–1995) created vibrant works inspired by the Pop Art movement. His Nonsensical Landscapes and Zodiac Landscapes from this period feature bold colors, photocollage, and magazine cutouts taken out of their original contexts and assembled in unexpected ways.

Create your own collage that takes the viewer on a “color trip” through a fantastical scene!


  • Magazines
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors


  1. Close your eyes and picture a place; it could be real or imaginary. It might be a room, a street scene, or a natural landscape. Optional: Sketch this place on a piece of scratch paper.

  2. Look through magazines and cut out shapes, patterns, figures, and objects that catch your eye.

  3. Place the cutouts on a piece of construction paper to create your scene. Try different layouts until just the right image emerges; then glue your pieces onto the paper.

  4. Use pencils and pens to add designs, shading, or writing to your artwork.