A portrait in the third dimension

For children 7 to 10 years old

Using the collage technique.

The human being has a central place in Cycladic Culture, as it does in the work of George Condo. In his work, Condo captures the multiple facets of human personality, playing around with colors, shapes, and forms. In this activity, colorful papers are folded and turned into blocks, the design is completed with a collage of colorful shapes and your portrait takes on a third dimension.

You will be guided by the -almost- caricatured portraits by artist George Condo and the simplicity of the Cycladic figurine.


  • A thick piece of cardboard on which to design the outline of the head and neck
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Colorful sheets of paper and cardboard


  1. Shape the head and neck, based on the Cycladic Figurine.
  2. Cut out geometric shapes, using papers of different colors and textures.
  3. Create blocks by folding the cut shapes.
  4. Paint some of the facial features and create others using the collage technique.
  5. Once you have created enough shapes and blocks, glue them onto the outline of the head.
  6. Ask an adult to help you cut the outline of the head, using a box cutter.
  7. Our mask is ready!


Design: Vivian Emmanouilidou, Video: Efthimis Theodossis, Motion Graphics: Efi Siafa, Music: “Upbeat Dance Funk” by Infraction. Special thanks to Natalia Kekkou.