Pop-Up DeLiGhTs!

with Olli Johnson
Mondays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 2-3pm CDT
For youth ages 9-12

Join artist instructor Olli Johnson and learn how to create 3-dimensional figures that jump off the page! Each week, we will tackle a different pop-up technique, many of which use templates to help build confidence in this new and exciting skill.

You’ll learn how to make landscape scenes, self-portraits, birds, and enchanted dragons. Once you learn a technique, you can experiment on your own and share with the group what you’ve made! Our final project on August 31 will be open-ended to allow you to create a pop-up scene of your choice.

Most of the materials you need to get creative in the comfort of your own home will be provided – you can pick them up at Open Book in downtown Minneapolis the week before the workshop starts. In addition to the provided materials, you will need to have the following tools on hand: pencil, scissors, 8 paperclips, glue stick, and a bonefolder or alternative (a tongue depressor, ruler, popsicle stick, etc. can be used as a bonefolder alternative).

Single sessions
$20/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) +$2.50 supply fee
$10 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)+$2.50 supply fee

Register for Landscapes, August 3; 2-3pm CDT
Register for Self Portraits, August 10; 2-3pm CDT
Register for Birds, August 17; 2-3pm CDT
Register for Enchanted Dragons, August 24; 2-3pm CDT
Register for Final Projects, August 31; 2-3pm CDT

All five sessions
$80/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) +$12.50 supply fee
$40 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)+$12.50 supply fee

Register for all 5 workshops, Mondays August 3-31; 2-3pm CDT

*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available. 

Contact us at youth@mnbookarts.org with questions.