Animated Pop-Ups

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$ 850.00

July 22nd, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Shawn Sheehy
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 22nd, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 26th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 5

Paper engineers divide their world into pop-up structures and movable structures. Pop-ups are dimensional and come to life when a page is turned. Movables are flat and come to life when a tab is pulled. Combining the two brings dimension and animation to the pages of a book. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of paper engineering and learn about the tools and materials of the craft. They will explore and assemble various animating structures, and ultimately create a finished book of models using a traditional pop-up binding. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop their own pop-up. This class easily accommodates both beginners and more experienced practitioners.

Paper craft or binding skills are helpful, but not necessary.  

Materials to Bring:  #11 xacto knife and 10 additional blades, tweezers, small glue cup, microspatula

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, steel ruler, self-healing mat, scissors, pencil, awl            

Optional: Materials for embellishment such as scrap paper, fabric or cardstock, colored pencils, markers, favorite book-making supplies

Workshop Fee (includes $50 materials fee): $850.00

Date & Time: Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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


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.

$ 850.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States