Make Your Own Food Pop-Up Card

Pictured is a pop-up Bánh Mì made from colored cardstock.
A headshot of Sherry Muyuan He
Sherry Muyuan He headshot

Event Info

This class will take place across two sessions:

  • Mon, Feb 8 6-8pm ET
  • Mon, Feb 15 6-8pm ET

This two-hour workshop will introduce students to the basic mechanisms of pop-up books through the assembly of a pop-up Bánh Mì. Each ingredient inside the bread (or folded card) represents a different paper engineering technique: cucumber for a V-fold, jalapeños for a moving arm, pickled radishes and carrots for a pull-tab, and so on. The class will begin with an introduction to the pop-up book and continue on with examples of how each mechanism functions, cutting out the illustrated ingredients and other pieces, and assembling the Bánh Mì.

Required Materials:

  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife with blades
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cardstock paper
  • Colored pencils

About the Instructor

Sherry is a designer, researcher and professor at the City College of New York. She holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She once installed a restaurant at SooVAC, where people could make books that resembled different breakfast food like toast, fruit, cheese and egg.

Top image: detail of Sherry Muyuan He, Pop-up Bánh Mì. All images courtesy of the instructor.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. While each class has a suggested price, we wish to make our educational programming as economically accessible as possible as well as to make sure our students feel fulfilled in their creative processes outside of the studio. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.

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