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SFCB | Playful Pop-Ups for Beginners

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

November 13th, 2020 5:00 PM

  • Instructor: Shawn Sheehy
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: November 13th, 2020 5:00 PM
  • Workshop End: November 15th, 2020 1:00 PM
  • Sessions: 3

 

This is a 3-session, eight hour online workshop.

First session: Friday, November 13, 5-7pm Pacific time
Second session: Saturday, November 14, 10-1pm Pacific time
Third session: Sunday, November 15, 10-1pm Pacific time

This is the 101 of paper engineering classes. We’ll use a very short and simple set of tools and materials. We’ll begin instruction from the most basic level (“How To Fold a Piece of Paper”) and gradually build up to creating a pop-up scene in a card. There will be “ugly” models quickly built and immediately altered just to see what happens. There will be conversation, there will be show-and-tell, there will be coloring and decorating. This is the paper engineering version of working a puzzle on a Saturday afternoon with your grandpa. Open to everyone 11+.

Community Workshops are limited to 30 students with a low class fee to foster accessibility.


Materials to Bring: 

• scissors
• pencil
• ruler
• glue stick

• 50 sheets 110# white index stock, 8.5” x 11” (app. 215 gsm) For example: https://www.staples.com/Staples-Card-Stock-8-1-2-x-11-White-250-Pack/product_490887(link is external)
• 10 sheets 80# color cover stock, 8.5” x 11” or 12” x 12” (app. 215 gsm) For example: https://shop.archsupplies.com/collections/crafts/products/8-5-x-11-80lb-color-paper-pack(link is external)

Optional:
• markers, crayons, other dry media, scrap paper, favorite scrapbooking supplies…

Workshop Fee: $45

Date & Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday :: November 13, 14 & 15, 2020 :: various times, see above

Location: Online over Zoom

Please note: This workshop will not be recorded.

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | 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.


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