Pop-Ups Summer Camp

Event Info

This four day, online workshop takes place on Zoom on Tuesday–Friday, August 22–25, from 10:00am – 12:00pm ET

  • Tuesday, August 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, August 24, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Friday, August 25, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on August 15, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Shawn Sheehy

Have you ever paged through a pop-up book and wondered how it worked? Or wanted to make your own? Take one cool week out of your hot summer and come to Pop-Ups Summer Camp! In this four-day class, you will get a robust and lively introduction to paper engineering. You will explore the fundamental structures of the craft, you will experience engineering tools and materials, and you’ll enjoy looking at a heap of great pop-up books. Most importantly, you’ll create your own pop-ups. Gather up your curiosity, your creativity, your scissors and your glue sticks, and get ready for Pop-Up Summer Camp!

This workshop is perfect for the younger book artist in your life (intended for those 11 yrs old and up)! Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!


Required Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • 50 sheets 110# white index stock, 8.​5″ x 11
  • 10 sheets 80# color cover stock, 12″ x 12″

About Shawn Sheehy

Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops on the national level since 2001. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by such prestigious institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. His pop-ups have been featured twice in both Hand Papermaking magazine and Vintage magazine. Sheehy’s trade pop-up book Welcome to the Neighborwood (a mass-market version of his artist book) was released in 2015, winning numerous awards. The mass-market version of his artist book Beyond the Sixth Extinction was released through Candlewick in October 2018. He holds an MFA in the Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on August 15 at 11:59pm.   Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be provided for all registered participants after the class.

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