Explore Dimension in Pop-Ups: Love-Themed Animal Cards!

with Shawn Sheehy
Wednesday, February 8; 6–9pm CT

Do you look at pop-up books and wonder how they are engineered? Do you make greeting cards and harbor the desire to make your cards more spectacular? Do you make artist’s books and yearn to introduce dimension and animation? Even if you are simply compelled to read this description, you might be POP-UP CURIOUS. This virtual workshop—with a focus on dimension—will explore the fundamentals of paper engineering that address pop-ups. Build a series of simple models—with playful love-themed animal cards—using the tools, techniques, and materials of the trade. Examine trade pop-up books that show how the structures have been used. When finished, bind your models into a simple case. This quick beginner workshop is an entertaining gateway into more advanced study.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 3 hours, Category C or D

$95/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 supply fee*
$55 for scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 supply fee*
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the “Adult” rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.
*Shipping available within the continental US only

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this highly participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the materials fee*).

Registration for this workshop has closed. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.