This workshop takes place across four sessions:
- Tues, March 16, 2–4pm ET
- Thu, March 18, 2–4pm ET
- Tues, March 23, 2–4pm ET
- Thu, March 25, 2–4pm ET
The instructor will discuss specific tools and materials for paper engineering by demonstrating complex multi-layered pop-up structures. In this course, students will practice foundational structures, model-building, paper-cutting, making movement within the structure, and so on. The class will begin with a standard introduction to pop-up books and the folds used. In the following sessions, students will learn more elaborate folds, combine their fold structures into the final pop-up book.
There are a total of 16 spots open in this small-group workshop.
If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. This application should be completed three weeks before the workshop’s start date.
- Self-healing mat
- X-acto knife
- Bone folder (optional)
- Micro spatula (optional)
- Tweezers (optional)
- Scissors (optional)
- Screw punch (optional)
- PVA or other white craft glue
- Low-tack masking tape
- At least 6 sheets 8.5” x 11” white 110 lb index stock
- At least 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” color 80 lb cover stock, here or here or here
- At least 2 sheets 8.5” x 11” white copy paper
- 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” 140 lb cover stock
- 1 roll of 1/4” 415 tape (optional)
About the Instructor
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.