Pop-Up Native Wildflowers: Go West! online workshop

 Registration is closed for this event

April 2nd, 2022 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Shawn Sheehy
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: April 2nd, 2022 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: April 3rd, 2022 2:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2
  • In-person or Online?: Online

This is a two-session online workshop.

Celebrate the beauty of the spring bloom by building fantastic pop-up wildflowers. In this workshop you'll create models of California poppy, California buttercup, miner's lettuce, Rocky Mountain columbine, prickly pear, and bloodroot. A kit of pre-cut pieces will be provided. You’ll assemble the structures, collect them into a simple, elegant binding, and gain insights into paper engineering and paper sculpture. All are welcome.

The workshop fee includes a mailed kit of pre-cut flower shapes and all papers required for the course.

Materials to Bring:

  • Mailed kit of papers from the instructor


Workshop Fee: $325
Tuition assistance is available; please apply here.

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday :: April 2 & 3, 2022 :: 10am-2pm Pacific time

Location: Online via Zoom

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a month.

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.

Past Student Reviews:

"Shawn is a phenomenal instructor. Even with such technical material, he was very efficient and effective in teaching via Zoom. His mastery, passion, and teaching style were very inspirational!"

“Had fun being led through pop-up making instead of trying to figure a pop-up out through reading a book; instruction in a workshop includes warnings of accidental diversions and allows for in-the-moment questions and answers.”

“The whole setup was great. The content of the workshop was a good level too - I am a pop-up novice but felt I could manage to follow along quite easily.”

"This was a fantastic experience. Shawn is the best. He is knowledgable and so patient."

“The best best workshop I have taken on Zoom.”

Online Via Zoom
United States