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Skillz Share: Make a Scrapwich

Ronald York Wilson, Untitled, Collage and mixed media on paper

Ronald York Wilson, Untitled, 1964. Collage and mixed media on paper, Overall (paper): 21 x 29.5 cm. Gift of Sam and Ayala Zacks, 1970. © Art Gallery of Ontario. 70/261.

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Skillz Share: Make a Scrapwich

Wednesday May 20, 3 pm

Every week members of the AGO Youth Council will share skills they've acquired. Join them this week as they show you how to make a sandwich with whatever is in your fridge, inspired by the work of Ronald York Wilson.

Who is Ronald York Wilson?

Canadian painter and muralist Ronald York Wilson is best known for his large murals installed in landmark sites across Canada, including the O’Keefe Centre (now Meridian Hall ) in Toronto, and the McLennan Library at McGill University in Montreal.

In the late 1950s and early '60s, York Wilson developed an interest in abstract art and what he called “picture construction.” This led to a number of collage and mixed media works, like Untitled. York Wilson would literally build artworks using a variety of materials.

What’s the difference between collage and assemblage?

COLLAGE: A technique of composing a work of art by pasting various materials on a two-dimensional surface. Newspaper clippings, photographs and magazine excerpts are just some examples of materials that can be used to create a collage.

ASSEMBLAGE: Assemblage is a form of sculpture comprised of found objects. These objects can be anything organic or human-made. Essentially, anything that catches your eye and fits into your vision of a final product is fair game!

Of course you can build a sandwich using the collage technique (you can hang the final product on your refrigerator!) but if you’re considering eating the final product, try an assemblage. Use unlikely items from your fridge and pantry to create a harmonious composition of deliciousness. Don’t forget to snap a photo of your masterpiece before chowing down.

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